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 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Being autistic and LGBT

 Post subject: Re: Being autistic and LGBT
Posted: 26 May 2024, 8:42 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,421


I cope just fine!

Ive been a member of the LGBTQ+ community since 1975 - way before my Autistic identity was confirmed. I am a member of a number of gay/queer support and activism groups in Cornwall. I have observed that there is a significant overlap between the AU and LGBTQ+ community here.

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Being gay vs autistic!

 Post subject: Re: Being gay vs autistic!
Posted: 21 Apr 2024, 12:09 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 4,857


I am queer and Autistic. The former was a more of an issue when when I was younger. As Ive grown older the situation has reversed. These days my queer identity barely raises an eyebrow or results in any judgement or problems. Disclosure of my AU identity brings with it much discrimination, disrespec...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: For older folks, do you still feel young for your age?

Posted: 21 Apr 2024, 11:54 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 5,009


I never seem to have related very well to people of the same age. In my head I remain in my late 20's and early 30's. I seem to get on best with people in their 30's'40's and 50's. My wife is 13 years younger that me. People of my own age seem very old and I dont seem to have much in common with them.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: For older folks, do you still feel young for your age?

Posted: 21 Apr 2024, 11:54 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 5,009


I never seem to have related very well to people of the same age.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Got Anything Random To Say

Posted: 21 Apr 2024, 11:47 am 

Replies: 120,859
Views: 4,202,301


Ive come to he conclusion that I am actually a Time Lord that had his/her memory erased before being marooned on this planet. Its the explanation that makes the most sense to me. I will however continue to use the illogical medicalised label that the natives here have given me as regards my inherent...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Muscle tremors at night

 Post subject: Re: Muscle tremors at night
Posted: 14 Jan 2024, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 6,845


I experience something like this mainly in my legs and have done for the past 45 years. Over the past 12 months I have undergone a number of NHS tests focused on my metabolism and nervous system including a full CAT scan. They have no clue as to what is causing it and have no idea as to what to do n...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and Time

 Post subject: Re: Autism and Time
Posted: 14 Jan 2024, 3:55 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 28,499


When ever this is mentioned this film clip pops into my head!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello

 Post subject: Re: Hello
Posted: 14 Jan 2024, 3:52 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,761


Welcome to WP.

Have a read about Alexithymia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexithymia

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Might autistic women not be the best match for autistic men?

Posted: 11 Jan 2024, 7:38 am 

Replies: 235
Views: 19,752


My partner is Autistic so it works for me. Way better than my previous relationships with NT's - which I found traumatic due to gas lighting and covert conversion therapy. Still have to work at it and compromise of course but at least my cognitive processing style, stimming and monotropic flow state...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How long did it take for you to get your assessment report?

Posted: 10 Jan 2024, 1:35 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 37,807


I hate doing paperwork.

However, I know how important written confirmation is to so many people.

Especially of they have waited the average 4 years that it takes in the UK to get an NHS assessment.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What was life really like in the late 60s?

Posted: 10 Jan 2024, 6:16 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 23,415


I was born in the late 50's so have many memories of growing up in the 60's. This was in the far North of the UK - so hardly at the forefront of things! I recall many things that were rooted in the 40's and 50's including the way many adults dressed and acted. Things seemed ultra conservative and ad...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How long did it take for you to get your assessment report?

Posted: 10 Jan 2024, 5:38 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 37,807


Over a month is not good practice in my opinion. I provide a full written report and letter of confirmation that can be given to an employer, education providers or any other official body within 2 weeks. I also send a copy of the report to the persons GP so that it can be added to their health reco...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi

 Post subject: Re: Hi
Posted: 10 Jan 2024, 5:31 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,451


Welcome to WP Avery!

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Can you use a kick scooter?

Posted: 07 Jan 2024, 7:51 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 3,039


I am dyspraxic and find riding a bicycle challenging. I also have problems with my joints due to EDS and cycling really strains my knees. However, I find using a kick scooter much easier. You can just step on and off it and its way more acceptable to use them on pavements. Less threatening to other ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are all people with autism picky about food

Posted: 06 Nov 2023, 6:58 am 

Replies: 70
Views: 101,670


I was described as a 'picky eater' as a child. I was severely underweight and this caused my family a great deal of anxiety. The Dr's didnt know what to do, as then, there was a poor understanding of sensory drivers for avoidant behaviour around food. I currently am diagnosed under DSM5 with ARFID (...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: How would you react if you woke up back in 1995?

Posted: 23 Oct 2023, 4:45 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 5,236


Misslizard wrote:
Horror,I’d wake up next to my ex.


This!! !!
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