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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The People I Remember

 Post subject: Re: The People I Remember
Posted: Yesterday, 12:57 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 139

I am, and have often been, an easy target for those who feel they need to prove their worth to themselves.

That's unfortunate, and very sad.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The People I Remember

 Post subject: The People I Remember
Posted: 03 May 2021, 11:57 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 139

The people I remember from my past (and/or speak fondly of) are the ones who were just plain nice and courteous. It's not hard. The ones who took my hard work personally, and used it against me; the ones who promised me things and didn't deliver- those people are the worst. If we are going to evolve...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: My Peers Who Still Stigmatize Me

Posted: 01 May 2021, 1:30 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 127

Some people really cause me to wonder. Transparency is so hard to find among other adults. I get that we are all just people, living our lives. but having a disability is much harder. Especially one that isn't obvious. Men on the spectrum seem to have so many more advantages. Because they're men. I ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Books for learning social skills

Posted: 01 May 2021, 1:09 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 217

It's tough, because autistic people get social situations in theory, but not in practice. That's me, at least. I was told I'd have to learn by making mistakes. Every person and scenario is going to be different, and all you can hope for are just nice people out there who will be accepting of you. I'...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Unprofessional Hairstylists

 Post subject: Unprofessional Hairstylists
Posted: 01 May 2021, 12:45 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 28

I've had the hardest time finding a good hairstylist. Just someone who will do a good job. Going to the hairstylist is hard being an adult with autism, because it always gets personal, and once people hear about me, and that I'm not married, or that I'm not the CEO of a corporation, they are weird a...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Finding Real Connection

 Post subject: Finding Real Connection
Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 7:52 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 220

I don't know if I'm ever going to find real connection. There have been times when I thought I was going in the right direction with someone, only to find myself winding up alone. I think a solid relationship with someone has to encompass many things. Mutual interests matter. So does physical attrac...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: "You're a Burden"

 Post subject: "You're a Burden"
Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 11:48 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 23

Who wants to be parented their whole lives, anyway? I grew up. I graduated high school and college. I've even taken graduate-level classes. And I have come across some of the most vile people in my community and from my past. People who cannot bring themselves to be, simply, civil adults. I can acc...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Manhood & Womanhood

 Post subject: Manhood & Womanhood
Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 11:39 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 117

What makes a real man or woman? Character. It's everything. It saves lives. It brings out the good in people. It's looking in the mirror and recognizing that you're a work in progress. It's accepting what you did yesterday and facing tomorrow. Sometimes, it's putting your needs aside, and being a b...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Microsoft's Neurodiversity Hiring Event

Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 11:01 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 146

No, I tried that route, and I'm not cut out for a job in high tech. Unfortunately the only jobs out there that accept openly autistic people are not aligned with my education and training. I've approached nonprofits that help the developmentally disabled, too. They'd rather help more severe people o...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: It seems I can't successfully keep friends and it's my fault

Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 10:45 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 361

So, I am struggling as an adult to make friends. Some people are just flat out disinterested in me, and I suppose that's okay, but when I do have a connection with anyone, I get overwhelmed very quickly, because I assume they won't like me for long or that I am too akward. I also tend to cut people...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Bullied into adulthood

 Post subject: Re: Bullied into adulthood
Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 10:37 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 636

Every single day. All day long. Nobody cares.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: What I Am

 Post subject: What I Am
Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 10:26 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 63

We can be so many things. And I, like so many other autistic people, have had to learn from others. I watched a lot of people, because that's what autistic people do. And because I wasn't obviously weird, I actually believed that I would be ok. I have to remember that my peers aren't like me. They'r...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you UNHAPPY today.

Posted: 27 Apr 2021, 12:43 am 

Replies: 25,256
Views: 832,249

Everything is just...wrong.

No one is better than anyone else.

I miss my full-time job. My career. And I'm still angry that it's gone.

Men find me and then disappear. That's not cool.

I live with my parents who don't always say and/or do the right thing.

My medication can be draining.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Ignorance Among Us

 Post subject: Ignorance Among Us
Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 10:59 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 76

As far back as I can remember, except for when I worked independently, I've been met with people who just didn't understand autism. It's so much easier to turn a blind eye, to say, "I think you're weird," or, "You're impossible," than for people to recognize a developmental disab...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Bullied into adulthood

 Post subject: Re: Bullied into adulthood
Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 9:41 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 636

It never ends. It might get a little better for brief periods, but until there is more legislation and awareness, autistic people will continue to miss out on life.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Cop attacks autistic teen

Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 9:38 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 250

Sad. That's all I can say. Very upsetting.
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