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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Southern-eastern U.S. meetup thread

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 6:18 am 

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I am in Chattanooga TN. You should consider coming to the 3rd Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium on Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Chattanooga. All sessions are geared toward autistic adults and young adults. For us (not including parents and ASD Professionals who will also be there) by us. A Welc...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Southern-eastern U.S. meetup thread

Posted: 16 Feb 2019, 8:56 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 4,492


pasty wrote:
I just started a group in North Alabama (Huntsville).

Email:
[email protected]

Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2001293243513806/

Awesome. Have we collaborated through email yet? Scott

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Accepting submissions of original art, writing, and photos

Posted: 04 Apr 2018, 2:03 pm 

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AUTISM SOUTHEAST UNITED SUMMER ISSUE PREVIEW ORIGINAL ARTWORK, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND WRITING SUBMISSIONS Are you an autistic adult, young adult, or teen 16+ with a talent for art, writing, or photography? ASU Magazine is accepting submissions for the Summer 2018 issue. Deadline is May 18th for all submis...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New magazine: Autism Southeast United

Posted: 03 Mar 2018, 5:59 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 199


Hi all.... welcome to the new Autism Southeast United magazine, which will be debuting the latest at the 2nd Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium in July. This is an offshoot of Aspergers United magazine in the UK by the National Autistic Society. The focus of ASU is adults and young adults on th...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Autism and Cancer

 Post subject: Re: Autism and Cancer
Posted: 28 Feb 2018, 11:06 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 512


I will be going into remission in late April, so looking forward to it. Scott Fantastic news Thank you. Then looking to conduct a landmark study that could open the doors in the health and wellness area on autistic adults/young adults on the autism/cancer connection in other ways. Scott I look forw...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Autism and Cancer

 Post subject: Re: Autism and Cancer
Posted: 28 Feb 2018, 4:44 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 512


ASPartOfMe wrote:
GCAspies wrote:
I will be going into remission in late April, so looking forward to it.
Scott

Fantastic news

Thank you. Then looking to conduct a landmark study that could open the doors in the health and wellness area on autistic adults/young adults on the autism/cancer connection in other ways.

Scott

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The curious connection between autism and cancer

Posted: 27 Feb 2018, 10:35 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 941


Yeah, I know how bad chemo affects cancer patients, but I would take 6 months of chemo to cure my ASD if I could opt to. :D After what I am going through now with Round 5 (of eight) for Stage III-B colon cancer, I would not want to go through an additional six months of chemo for "curing"...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Autism and Cancer

 Post subject: Re: Autism and Cancer
Posted: 27 Feb 2018, 10:23 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 512


I am currently in the final stages of Stage IV-B colorecetal (teminal phase) cancer. I am staing in a hospice as a result, and should be gone from here in about a week or two via Elective euthansiaI'm glad Ihave this option because every day now is an excercise in pain and suffering. Hi Fogman... I...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Autism and Cancer

 Post subject: Re: Autism and Cancer
Posted: 27 Feb 2018, 10:15 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 512


I have had tongue cancer the required removal of half my tongue and its replacement by skin grafts. I did have radiation and low dose chemo. As you probably understand hospitals and rehab is sensory hell in many ways and constant interruptions. I am glad I was diagnosed before this happened so I wa...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Aspergers just a difference, not disorder?

Posted: 24 Feb 2018, 1:52 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,304


Aspergers is under the umbrella of autism, which is both a neurological disorder and "difference" in the way our brains are wired and do function.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Very fed up with Hollywood and media portrayals of autistics

Posted: 24 Feb 2018, 1:47 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 364


Hi all: I was giving a presentation at a monthly support group I hosted earlier this month on the subject of "Autistic Expressions", which went into various movies and tv series in which an autistic character was portrayed by someone who was not on the autistic spectrum. Being autistic mys...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Autism and Cancer

 Post subject: Autism and Cancer
Posted: 24 Feb 2018, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 512


Hi all.... I am a 50-year old autistic adult, who was diagnosed on the spectrum over 10 years ago. Currently, I go to the local Infusion Center to get chemo treatments for colon cancer. Halfway there, and Round 5 starts on Tuesday, Feb 27. When I go into the remission phase at the end of April, I wi...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Spouses and Partners Support Groups

Posted: 24 Feb 2018, 11:20 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 348


Hi, Parents and others..... My wife, April, and I had our first ever Spouses and Partners support group meeting, in which at one of the spouses/partners are on the autism spectrum. I am curious to know for those in the Parents' Discussion if something like this exists in your community in your count...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 2nd Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium - July 21, 2018

Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 10:56 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 548


Personally, I'm ecstatic that there's an organization that's completely dedicated to ADULTS with Autism which will help dispel the myth that Autism ends with adulthood. Bravo guys! Having been diagnosed only a few months ago with Asperger's Syndrome at 42 years of age I will be watching GCAspies ve...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: 2nd Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium - July 21, 2018

Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 8:11 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 325


Hello, parents and caregivers of autistic adults and young adults and other interested individuals: I wanted to share with you about an adult autism conference that will be taking place on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, TN USA. This is the 2nd Annual Southeast Adu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 2nd Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium - July 21, 2018

Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 7:55 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 548


More information can be found by going to www.gcaspies.org/symposiumhomepage, including that it is in the USA. If there is not anything like this outside the USA, then my recommendation or suggestion is for someone to start something like this in another country.
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