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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Demonized for Crushing on People-A Common Stigma?

Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 4:10 pm 

Replies: 18
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So you and your crush are female? Yes, my current crush is a woman, and a longtime friend of 15 years. I've crushed on her for years and actually told I had feelings for her several years ago. While she didn't have feelings for me back then, she didn't respond negatively at all back then, and we ju...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Demonized for Crushing on People-A Common Stigma?

Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 3:51 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 721


Wanted to see if anyone can relate to this kind of stigma in the dating world. Ever since I was a teenager, I've been vilified by friends and family in my circle for crushing on people. I've learned to keep quiet about my love interests for fear of being treated like a dangerous person. Whenever I a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do people ask if I’m ok?

Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 3:22 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 737


Wow, thought I was the only one and it resulted because of my mask face and stiff muscles. I get asked this by random bystanders on the street all the time when I'm out on my walks. It's always asked in a suspicious manner, and it others my presence in a place. It doesn't usually seem to come out of...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Life Expectancy for ASD

 Post subject: Re: Life Expectancy for ASD
Posted: 28 Jul 2022, 12:44 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,581


I'm curious to know if there are any studies assessing a correlation between healthcare discrimination and premature death among people with ASD, where the cause of death is related to other medical conditions that were poorly treated or monitored in the first place. Lots of people with ASD live wit...
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