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 Forum: The Haven   Topic: What's going on with me here ?

Posted: 22 Jul 2024, 5:27 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 127

this might be a good thing to ask your therapist. I wonder if learning self assertive communication skills can help with better understanding between members of your household? Would they be interested in going to family therapy with you? If not, you can learn on your own. It is so difficult to figu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The true cause of Autism...Mercury exposure?!?

Posted: 22 Jul 2024, 5:14 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 495

autism is associated with several genetic factors and science is pretty sure today that most autism is due to genetic influence. Some are still trying to point a finger at pollution of different forms but mainstream science trends heavily toward genetic factors as being the primary influence on deve...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Unmotivated to pursue your passion

Posted: 21 Jul 2024, 12:08 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 107

things to find out more about regarding this subject "fear of failure" "learned helplessness" and struggles with time management. All can be helped with therapy, the first 2 come from anxiety and trauma and are learned at a very early age, the last is sometimes due to neurology b...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Introducing myself

 Post subject: Re: Introducing myself
Posted: 21 Jul 2024, 12:01 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 133

welcome, glad you found us. you are among others who understand.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Newly Diagnosed

 Post subject: Re: Newly Diagnosed
Posted: 20 Jul 2024, 4:23 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 159

recent diagnosis is a lot to sort. It definitely does give us answers to a whole lot of "whys" of the past, and everything we believed and thought we understood is turned upside down. I am almost to my 4th year since I was given diagnosis (at age 68), things are getting better as I underst...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: JD Vance Into White Nationalist Bodybuilders!

Posted: 20 Jul 2024, 5:05 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 537

I follow several different pages, have friends from all walks of life. Reading extremist pages can also fall under the context of "know thine enemy". gaining information and perspectives besides one's own does not necessarily mean one is a believer or follower of the ideas one gathers info...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dealing with brooding/obsessive thoughts

Posted: 20 Jul 2024, 4:58 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 249

I constantly used to replay traumatic/upsetting events from my past. (see rumination) and finally figured out that I was still trying to figure out where or how I had failed and think of alternatives to what had happened .. I was processing and re processing those distressed emotions trying to find ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Introducing myself

 Post subject: Re: Introducing myself
Posted: 19 Jul 2024, 3:29 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 134

welcome, glad you found us. There are many late diagnosed adults here. For me diagnosis explained a lot about my past and my struggles, why I seemed to do so poorly when it looked so easy for others to do the things we have to "in real life". It answered so many "whys". I was dia...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Painful to be seen

 Post subject: Re: Painful to be seen
Posted: 19 Jul 2024, 3:14 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 206

figuring out how to make healthy choices when seeking friends and relationships is a skill that I had to learn. I benefited from the help of a counselor who pointed out to me that I had learned very unhealthy behavior patterns early in my childhood and was trying to use that to interact with others ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What to do about work?

 Post subject: Re: What to do about work?
Posted: 19 Jul 2024, 3:07 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 233

I don't know about the resources where you live, but is it possible to get listed with a recruiter (they call them head hunters here) who will search available jobs (IT, Computer, etc) and match them to your qualifications? Son had miserable job in IT security and with the help of a recruiter, he wa...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello World... er I mean Planet.

Posted: 17 Jul 2024, 3:27 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 192

congratulations on your recent diagnosis. For me diagnosis helped me make sense of my past and answered a load of "why" questions I had from my past right up until the time of diagnosis (for me age 68). finally the world begins to make sense when we see how autism worked in everything all ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Howdy, new here

 Post subject: Re: Howdy, new here
Posted: 17 Jul 2024, 2:51 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 212

welcome, you are among those who will understand. glad you found us

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Bad general anaesthetic experience anyone.

Posted: 17 Jul 2024, 2:49 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 291

the kinds of drugs they use and the medical and scientific knowledge professionals have gained since you were a child are tremendous. there are many options today for GA and "coming out" is much less difficult and dangerous once the procedure is over. Of course talk to your dr if you are c...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Confused: ex says I'm abusive and wants me to "reflect"

Posted: 15 Jul 2024, 5:17 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 287

sounds like ex did not have boundaries and expected a heck of a lot. Healthy relationships are not ones where we feel hounded, driven to constantly having to appease, and can't evade constant accusations, attacks and demands. Learning how to set personal boundaries as part of survival techniques is ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: (Re)Introduction

 Post subject: Re: (Re)Introduction
Posted: 15 Jul 2024, 4:57 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 278

glad you came back. welcome ! !!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New here.. mom of undiagnosed 12 year old

Posted: 14 Jul 2024, 6:58 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 450

welcome! Advice from here would be to go ahead and get diagnosis with complete neurological testing as well as psychiatric, it will help give you access to better understanding of his neurological and the particular struggles he might face. You are still in charge of decisions made after diagnosis, ...
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