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 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: What are you playing right now?

Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 7:16 am 

Replies: 3,898
Views: 163,298


Last few months, Heroes of the Dark. An as yet unfinished masterpiece from Gameloft.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Anyone else feel angry for not getting an early diagnosis?

Posted: 14 Jun 2021, 8:54 am 

Replies: 185
Views: 25,234


It’s a horrible thing, reflecting on a life lost to ignorance. Diagnosed at 52, there was nothing left to gain except my own understanding. Now, a decade and a half later, I don’t often speak of autism.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: for my fellow WPers who feel [or ARE] old and struggling

Posted: 14 Jun 2021, 8:48 am 

Replies: 117
Views: 3,499


Old? Getting there. Losing hearing and sight, insulin dependent. Tomorrow I lose my cancerous prostate, and I’m terrified.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How different were you as a child?

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 7:24 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,609


Early in my school life I wrote a lot. They broke my pencils and I was punished for their breaking.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it my fault I have less friends

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 7:21 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 840


There’s fault on both sides. NTs though have the numbers. We just have the disability that triggers their response.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Do I have Aspergers? I’m new here.

Posted: 02 Jun 2019, 3:07 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 287


Empathy: one of those things with multiple overlapping definitions.

Socially, empathy involves having your perceptions of others’ emotions recognised by others
The autistic variant, given that we tend to miss out on reciprocal perceptions, isn’t the same.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What did diagnosis bring you?

Posted: 01 Jun 2019, 11:26 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 2,644


I learned about autism and began to gain understanding of why my life is how it is. Some years later, I went through official diagnosis when a researcher told me he couldn’t use my story without it. Nothing helps the condition when you’re an adult. Nothing eases the exclusion from normal society. Sp...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Is your phone spying on you?

Posted: 07 Dec 2018, 4:38 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 355


Here’s a way to find out: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-25/ ... e/10306586

Enjoy

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have You Ever Changed Your Stance on Self-Diagnosis?

Posted: 13 Nov 2018, 1:17 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,026


Some years after I self-diagnosed, studied the available information, and concluded there were no effective remedies available for autistics aged fifty plus, an acquaintance working on a PhD thesis on adult autism told me he could only use my story if I completed a formal diagnosis. So, I completed ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Lack of understanding of adult autism in Canada also

Posted: 29 Apr 2018, 3:11 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 369


And in Australia. I think the current generation of small autistics will be old men and women before it changes.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I don't know what to do

 Post subject: Re: I don't know what to do
Posted: 07 Mar 2018, 7:06 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 342


Just keep breathing. Or not - you have the choice.

Find something to do with your time. He is gone, don’t dwell on that. You are still you and there is room in the world for you. Don’t look too hard, and it will find you.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Are you very high-functioning?

Posted: 28 Jan 2018, 12:43 am 

Replies: 171
Views: 21,597


High functioning enough to have got through more than half a century thinking everyone else was like me, yes.

Not high functioning enough to have much of a life.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: What do you think it'll be like to die?

Posted: 28 Jan 2018, 12:38 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 704


Biggest influence is the circumstances: I expect to feel relief that i’ve Reached the end at last, mostly

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: More people saying they have Autism lately?

Posted: 10 Sep 2017, 7:39 am 

Replies: 72
Views: 2,208


So this thread morphed from more autistics know of their disability these days to a hate session about OCD? And they say I have trouble with logic. Sheesh…

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is God?

 Post subject: Re: What is God?
Posted: 02 Sep 2017, 4:56 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 2,169


If there was a god, who had created all this, what would be his / her explanation for autism? Climate change? Global finance and its wrecking ball effect on national economies? Really, guys, give this nonsense up

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: mid-life diagnosis make you feel cheated?

Posted: 02 Sep 2017, 4:04 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 5,488


I self diagnosed when I was 52, then took the formal diagnosis a couple of years later when a researcher told me he couldn't use my story without it. Then I spent a few years learning that there is no perception of autism in adults among the mindsets of the neurotypicals. Yes, autism, and ignorance ...
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