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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Learning to live with your Aspergers Syndrome

Posted: Yesterday, 4:37 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 140


I think the older we are when we get diagnosis the more stuff we have to sort out. Knowing our diagnosis turns everything we thought we knew and understood upside down and shakes it up! I was amazed when I began to look at my past and saw how autism had worked behind the scenes all those years, and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being late to find out about your Aspergers Syndrome

Posted: Yesterday, 4:28 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 114


I began to suspect I might be autistic about age 64 and was professionally diagnosed at age 68, I am 70 now and so have had just 2 years to sort the previous 68. Something tells me I have acquired a lifelong hobby(special interest). Knowing about my autism after all these years has really helped me ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "too friendly"?

 Post subject: Re: Are you "too friendly"?
Posted: 16 May 2022, 3:51 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 420


See also appeasement or people pleasing as a response to trauma. Look up the responses to trauma: Fight , flight, freeze and fawn> Fawning is appeasement behavior we learn to protect ourselves when we are unable to defend ourselves while trapped in situations we can not control (childhood abuse, for...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Girls/ladies with asperger/autism

Posted: 12 May 2022, 3:13 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 645


Norway83 you asked " Do you ever doubt your diagnosis?" No, it explains everything that was difficult or emotionally painful from my long and sad past, It "fits" so well, I have felt relief to finally know the answer to all the "why" questions of those long hard years b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am worried that my family could have undiagnosed ASD

Posted: 12 May 2022, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 108


I think many of my family members have been (deceased ones) or are (siblings, cousins, other living relatives) autistic. It really explains a lot!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi everyone

 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone
Posted: 12 May 2022, 6:21 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 77


welcome, stick around and explore some of the pages. You are not alone! Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: I'm in Australia!! !

 Post subject: Re: I'm in Australia!! !
Posted: 12 May 2022, 6:20 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 354


welcome! we have lots of good discussions here. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: new member

 Post subject: Re: new member
Posted: 12 May 2022, 6:18 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 131


welcome, hope you find what you need here, it is a good group of caring folks of all ages. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Girls/ladies with asperger/autism

Posted: 12 May 2022, 6:17 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 645


Lots of women here, of all ages! I was diagnosed at age 68 about 2 years ago. There are young teens too, take your time and explore the forum pages, Welcome, You are definitely not alone!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic Twitter-am I the only one?

Posted: 12 May 2022, 6:11 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 170


I don't do twitter, but I do "do" facebook. I belong to several groups. In each group, just like this one, there are people who are struggling to get by and struggling to do even the most basic things in life successfully, many are not able to live independently. I also see highly paid pro...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Maybe it’s denial

 Post subject: Re: Maybe it’s denial
Posted: 09 May 2022, 5:23 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 227


maybe it is denial, maybe you simply need more time to sort everything out! I first considered I might be autistic about 5 years ago, took me at least 2 years of reading, self testing, looking at studies, blogs, books, forums, etc etc and asking all sorts of questions before I was pretty sure in my ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Sockpuppets.

 Post subject: Re: Sockpuppets.
Posted: 09 May 2022, 5:48 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 126


OK, now I have to go check up on this term to learn the new meaning.
Lamb Chop by Shari Lewis was my all time favorite Sock puppet. :heart:

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Sockpuppets.

 Post subject: Re: Sockpuppets.
Posted: 09 May 2022, 5:47 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 126


OK, now I have to go check up on this term to learn the new meaning.
Lamb Chop by Shari Lewis was my all time favorite Sock puppet.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Is it ok to drive in a bad mood ?

Posted: 09 May 2022, 5:41 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 176


probably depends on the individual and the definition of "bad mood". Rage, Distress, Frustration, Anxiety, and so many other feelings can be included in the term "bad mood" Better to drive when feeling calm and clear headed under any circumstances. Self care always first.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Forensic question

 Post subject: Re: Forensic question
Posted: 09 May 2022, 5:38 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 144


I know many people who are fascinated by details of serial killings. There does seem to be a certain cluster of characteristics shared by many serial killers. This has been documented in certain studies and observed by specialists. I won't add to that, there is so much information and discussion abo...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Chappelle’s alleged attacker charged with misdemeanors

Posted: 09 May 2022, 5:28 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 177


shades of Will Smith... sigh
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