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 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: hi

 Post subject: Re: hi
Posted: 03 Dec 2022, 6:55 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 139

welcome, its ok to lurk and soak up info and you can even find support and comfort from the fact that many here would understand and relate. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello + Mental Rigidity

 Post subject: Re: Hello + Mental Rigidity
Posted: 03 Dec 2022, 6:53 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 175

welcome! you are not alone here, you will find many who relate to your experiences and who can provide insights and suggestions, input, support. Glad you are with us.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi y'all!

 Post subject: Re: Hi y'all!
Posted: 03 Dec 2022, 6:50 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 77

Hi angel, you made it! glad you are with us.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Throwing Yourself an Unmasking Party?

Posted: 03 Dec 2022, 6:49 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 418

years ago there were a couple of kids (middle school and early high school years) who were always picked on, bullied, etc. They talked with teachers/ admin and made a presentation about their diagnosis and their struggles (long before autism but there are other things folks got diagnosed with that m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Depression

 Post subject: Re: Depression
Posted: 03 Dec 2022, 6:41 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 221

might not be autism/aspergers but simply depression. we can have several diagnoses, they are not necessarily related (but sometimes they are) Self care is important, see your doctor if this continues. hope you are doing better today

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First autism group in years.

Posted: 03 Dec 2022, 6:38 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 108

very brave, I would not have attempted it.( admiration) Hope you find what you need.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Gut microbiome

 Post subject: Re: Gut microbiome
Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 5:41 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 129

not a moment too soon. So much nonsense out there... glad to see young minds wading into the fray and helping sort truth from fiction.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Precision medicine in treating Autism

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 3:53 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 145

very interesting thanks for this post. watching with interest

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Off Topic (autism) Derailment Thread

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 459

oh look a squirrel!! !

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Prescription Glasses and Spatial Awareness During Driving

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 138

I have struggled with proprioception all my life due to my autism. I thought it was problems with depth perception but not just that. I have only 25th percentile visual processing so things in motion are extra difficult for me to understand and process quickly. I have been driving for over 50 years,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do autistics actually like to do on major birthdays?

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 3:37 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 316

birthdays have always been simple at our house. Birthday person gets choice of meal and dessert. I just turned 71, got what I wanted for supper, curled up with a good book most of the day, got phone calls of love from my offspring, a hug and kiss from my loving spouse. It was just what I wanted. Do ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Newbie (help with 12yo grandson)

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 7:54 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 337

tandor, right now understanding of autism is not complete. So far there are no signs physically such as brain waves, x rays, blood tests, genetic tests, a "look " of autism , or anything that absolutely all autistic individuals have except that today we know it comes from uneven developmen...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult Diagnosis (USA)

 Post subject: Re: Adult Diagnosis (USA)
Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 7:40 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 567

finding competent doctors to give adult diagnosis in the USA is very difficult indeed. A neuro psychologist or a psychologist with an autism specialty and previous experience is ideal, but very difficult to find. there is no medical billing code for "autism diagnosis" but often insurance w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Bladder issues

 Post subject: Re: Bladder issues
Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 7:30 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 438

yes, see a doctor. There are many possible causes and treatments, rule those out before just accepting that you will have another struggle. Even if bladder problems continue to be an issue, there are many others also handling management and self care related to this issue. You are definitely not alo...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Newbie (help with 12yo grandson)

Posted: 23 Nov 2022, 7:09 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 337

this is the right place to find factual answers, studies are not yet clear on all of the origins of autism, but most common understanding through research are that autism is primarily genetic and developmental, that most autism is due to uneven neurological development while we are still in the womb...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hobbies that Autists like

Posted: 23 Nov 2022, 7:04 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 525

things I can do with others,\: hiking, rock hunting, crafts, parallel play things where everybody is doing the same thing but not necessarily interacting personally or using more than information sharing conversations. topic specific discussions such as reading groups, study groups, seminars and les...
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