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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Please share the reactions of your family and friends

Posted: 12 Jul 2014, 2:55 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,314


I've never actually told anyone that I might have Aspergers, but apparently back when my sister first got the idea that is/was what's "wrong" with me, she discussed it with my mom, and they both agreed that my issues would fit with that diagnosis.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: thinking you would be successful when younger?

Posted: 12 Jul 2014, 2:46 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,263


I didn't really think about being successful or rich, just thought that as I grew up, I'd do the "normal" things like get a car, my own home, get married......etc. Meanwhile, the opposite has happened.....let's just say that out of the three kids in my family, I'm the least successful and the only o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: possible Aspie?

Posted: 14 May 2014, 12:55 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 469


That could be........he apparently once asked my sister if she had any books on the fall of the roman empire that he could read, and this was for fun. Something else I forgot to mention though, is that "John" is also the type who would wear the same clothes every day if he could, and doesn't like to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: possible Aspie?

 Post subject: possible Aspie?
Posted: 14 May 2014, 12:07 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 469


*just something I've been wondering about for awhile, and because it's not a subject I could bring up to my sister and her husband, was wondering what others here might think* My nephew (I'll call him "John") turned 10 this past December, and based on a few things which I've noticed, I'm wondering i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where did you have the most trouble in school?

Posted: 13 May 2014, 4:51 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 762


Academics: It was definitely math........always had trouble with it, and it wasn't until my sophomore year in high school that a teacher became suspicious that I might have a learning problem. I do know that the school administration was looking into what could be done for me, but for whatever reaso...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Do you often feel this way when looking at "old friends

Posted: 13 May 2014, 2:49 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,051


It doesn't bother me that much, except that everyone whom I went to elementary school with seems to be married, and I'm still single. (This also goes for some childhood friends whom I'm facebook friends with......both have husbands and young kids)

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What advice would you give to your younger self?

Posted: 13 May 2014, 10:56 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 4,115


Off the top of my head, I would say..... - don't worry so much about what your younger sister says/thinks, she's a very unhappy person who's trying to bring you down to make herself feel better. - get involved with more things in high school - it's not your fault that your maternal grandparents favo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did/Do you get along better with adults as a teenager?

Posted: 13 May 2014, 10:52 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,675


As a child/teen, I sometimes did feel more comfortable around adults than kids my own age.....for example - we have family friends with two girls about my age, and when all five of us kids got together, I always seemed to be the one to get ganged up on/teased. This rarely happened when our parents w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: could this have been autism?

Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 309


That's what I'd wondered as well......I know the mother must have give some info to staff about her son, but whatever it was, wasn't shared with everyone. (saying this because she had come to the library looking for her son when he'd left the house, so I assume she must have had to explain something)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: could this have been autism?

Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 1:13 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 309


*It's been a few years since this happened, so I'll try to describe it as best I can. Looking back, I would say the guy in this situation was most likely autistic, just curious what other people's take on it might be* Some years ago, we had a mother and son who were semi-regular visitors at the libr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else find it hard to try new things?

Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 1:04 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,070


Sometimes I do find it hard to try new things, but it's gotten a little easier over the years.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: did u think u were normal when younger

Posted: 27 Apr 2014, 7:18 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,283


*keeping in mind that I've not had an official diagnosis about being on the spectrum* Up until around the time I entered my teens, yes I did think I was normal......looking back, much of that was because my classmates/other kids at school never really came out and told me when I was saying or doing ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Dismayed By Lack of Adult Support

Posted: 04 Mar 2014, 12:47 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 14,549


There's some adult support here in the Phoenix area, but mostly seems to be for either parents of autistic children, or adults who are on the low-functioning end of the spectrum. (although my daughter's psychologist works with autistic children, so she might have some resources on what's available f...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being outed as autistic

Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 1:33 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 2,397


Does it count if you've never been officially diagnosed? Because if so, then my younger sister has done this to me numerous times over the years - mainly in conversations with family members, but she once posted about it on Facebook, and made it sound like I'm more low-functioning than I actually am...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: How do you deal with taxes?

Posted: 27 Feb 2014, 7:55 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 4,617


One of my mom's brothers does them for me, and he's awesome enough to do this for free.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Living in an area that lacks services for aspies

Posted: 27 Feb 2014, 7:49 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 667


It's kind of like that in my area.......support groups do exist, but they're mostly in other parts of the city, or they're directed towards parents whose children are on the spectrum.
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