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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Son ripping hair out

 Post subject: Son ripping hair out
Posted: 02 Jun 2022, 5:55 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 615


My 19 year old Aspie son has started pulling his hair out. Apparently, he does this at night, and it creates bald spots on his head that are very noticeable.

has anyone dealt with anything like this? He says he can't help it, and isn't even aware of doing it

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Executive Funcion Anomaly -- ??

Posted: 26 May 2022, 5:26 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,068


I am on the spectrum for sure. As a kid, I had a lot of trouble in school, had obsessions, and typical ASD behaviors (pacing, hand-flapping, etc.). My executive function skills were pretty poor. However, after reaching college age, I seemed to get a lot of my issues under control. Out of necessity, ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Where to find gaming groups

 Post subject: Where to find gaming groups
Posted: 26 May 2022, 5:18 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 394


My aspie son likes to play RPG games such as Dungeons and Dragons Years ago, we found a group on meetup, and he attended some sessions and had fun, but when the pandemic hit, and everything was shut down here, the group dissolved. Since then, I haven't been able to discover much on meetup I'd like t...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 18 May 2022, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,362


quick update: thanks for the input --I did read through all of this. Son passed two classes the first semester but failed math. had to take that class again this semester and it was an ordeal --just took his final. Not sure if he passed, but we will see Got into a car accident driving a couple month...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 12 Nov 2021, 10:27 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,362


Does he even want to go to college? Maybe it would be better for him to look into getting a part time job, and learning some work skills. I think I would have been way better off in my life if I had done that after graduating HS, than wasting my time with college. If he did well at a part time job ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 10:15 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,362


"If you know one person on the spectrum, you know one person on the spectrum". I think there is a dimension of dyspraxia that results in this kind of dificulties. If this was the case, the only way to deal with it would be finding workarounds. One of the possible workarounds is scheduling...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 9:52 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,362


Thanks for all the helpful replies. The college transition has been an aggravating struggle for sure, and I do understand that as a developmental disorder, he may have maturity issues, executive function problems, etc., and that is to be expected. I also understand that he should be able to socializ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 09 Sep 2021, 11:02 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,362


I'm trying to remember myself at 18 and whether I would have appeared to my parents to have any interests or motivation. Probably not. Would he be interested in making movies, if he likes cinema? There's quite a lot of technical aspects within that for aspies for geek out on. And you can do it solo...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 09 Sep 2021, 11:00 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,362


I've never heard of a professor dropping a student from a course because the student was late or didn't finish an assignment. Students are late, and don't finish assignments all the time. Professors usually just reduce the student's grade for the course. My instincts tell me something else is going...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 09 Sep 2021, 10:17 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,362


Your son is doing better than I am. I didn't get my license until age 37. The key to learning how to drive on the highway.....is knowing how to enter the highway. He might need instruction in that. He has to learn how to merge onto the highway. Watch for cars in the merge lane. Once he learns how t...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 09 Sep 2021, 10:11 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,362


I think there's nothing wrong in lack of interest in sports or religion. Sport events are painfully noisy. I believe driving can get better with experience. Film and cultural studies can be great to meet people! What does your son think about it all? I certainly will not force religion on him --I a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sounds that oddly RELAX you?

Posted: 09 Sep 2021, 8:25 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 824


Music / sound is very important for me. Calms me and helps me think. Ambient music is especially good for me: not only does it help me think and focus, it also relieves anxiety and spurs creativity. Even stuff that some people would say is "drone" music. I like to go to youtube and simply ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 09 Sep 2021, 8:07 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,362


My son just started community college after being home-schooled since kindergarten. He has taken many online courses and even some courses outside the home since that time, and for the most part he did fine. But the following issues are driving me to the edge, and I don't know where to turn: 1. Comp...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I miss having someone to talk to

Posted: 27 Aug 2021, 5:59 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 480


wow! Calthness! a lonely place for sure, but beautiful beyond words so a few questions: 1. Do you have children? 2. Aside from online communities, are there any clubs or groups to join in your area? What are your interests? 3. Can you travel? At least regionally? Make it down to Edinburgh? Finding s...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Not getting close to anyone.

Posted: 28 May 2019, 2:30 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 760


I suffered from some of this when I was a teenager. It is fear, anxiety, and lack of self-esteem. It is also the result of people "letting you down". I had a father who was a very successful, high-powered attorney. He was also a pathological liar and was cheating on my mother for like 10 y...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Frustrated with oldest son

Posted: 28 May 2019, 11:44 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 797


thanks for the replies and insights he volunteers at the Humane Society and does dog walking, and he enjoys that (loves animals). He also likes to walk and hike. It's tough because my youngest son, who is also on the spectrum, loves sports. So he makes friends through soccer. He also loves chess, an...
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