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 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello

 Post subject: Re: Hello
Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 3:35 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 141


welcome! Congratulations on your recent diagnosis. Diagnosis for me as an older adult came as a huge relief. So many why's of the past were answered. Forums like this one are a great place to get info and insights from folks with life times of autistic experience. Ask questions and read past posts, ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi I'm new

 Post subject: Re: Hi I'm new
Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 3:32 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 111


welcome, sounds like you will fit right in. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello

 Post subject: Re: Hello
Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 5:46 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 144


welcome, this is a good kind place with lots of good folks glad you are with us

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New to all forums

 Post subject: Re: New to all forums
Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 5:45 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 146


welcome! its a lot to sort out, what is autism what might be something else, etc. the longer we have lived the more we have to sort. Glad you are with us.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Me?

 Post subject: Re: Me?
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 8:17 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 155


yeah, I was surprised at diagnosis in my late 60s too! It was a huge relief in a lot of ways to learn everything was not after all "all my fault". It took 70 years to get this far, 3 of those years I have now understood about my autism. I suspect I'll be sorting old hurts and experiences w...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Ways to make autism research more diverse and inclusive

Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:43 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 187


this is good input, thank you

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: On A Clear Night...

 Post subject: Re: On A Clear Night...
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:40 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 196


oh that was too clever! made me laugh out loud. I am going to steal it to share on another page. <3 Thank you

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi, Im new here

 Post subject: Re: Hi, Im new here
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:39 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 258


welcome, diagnosis at an older age can come as a shock, for me it was a relief because it explained so much of my past and answered most of those painful "why" questions we all have. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: hello i`m madrugada

 Post subject: Re: hello i`m madrugada
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:37 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 111


welcome! this is a great community, you are sure to find like minds among us. Glad you are with us.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Heyo!

 Post subject: Re: Heyo!
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:36 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 107


welcome, I have some of the same interests. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Live long and prosper

 Post subject: Re: Live long and prosper
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:35 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 274


welcome!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello, I'm Firle

 Post subject: Re: Hello, I'm Firle
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:34 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 184


welcome, I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago, i am 70 today. we have much in common. I read and write as my best forms of communication and tested in the gifted range for language and comprehension, I have had a passion for horses and all animals all my life and kept many over the past 50 years. and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism Assessment (number of sessions/cost)

Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:28 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 295


the rate seems to be in keeping with what is available in the usa today. Most health insurance may pay around 20 percent of the cost of any psychological testing/evaluation. For the most part diagnosis does indeed come out of the pockets of the individuals. I am wondering about tele health options w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else get called a child?

Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:18 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 470


I have been told I am child like in my curiosity and enthusiasms, but have not been called childish or immature for many many years now. There is a very distinct difference in being child like as opposed to childish. Many older folks called me "child" of course when I was under 20 or so. I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: often make grammatical mistakes when speaking?

Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:12 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 306


yes, this is common in autism and is part of sensory processing struggles. Seeing a speech language pathologist for diagnosis of the specific struggle and therapy can sometimes help!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: autism center suggestion

Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:08 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 111


most areas (in the USA at least) have Small business association or downtown development, enterprise support centers or the like. You might get good information from other similar organizations in other localities. Also contact your state agencies that license and certify businesses and organization...
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