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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disaster Only Getting Worse

 Post subject: Disaster Only Getting Worse
Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 335

My daughter is about to start her sixth week in a psych ward (a REALLY bad psych ward) without a commital hearing. And her mental health, which wasn't really bad to begin with, is sliding towards real mental illness--purely because she's stuck in this place, with no natural light, a sadistic psychia...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Desperately Need Help

 Post subject: Re: Desperately Need Help
Posted: 31 Dec 2018, 11:13 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 359

We have a lawyer, for the involuntry commitment to a state hospital hearing, which is coming up in three days. Should we get another one, to threaten a lawsuit?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Desperately Need Help

 Post subject: Desperately Need Help
Posted: 31 Dec 2018, 10:53 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 359

My adult autistic daughter was confined to a psychiatric unit one month ago for suicidal ideation and self-harm, caused by the stress of her senior year at college. The psychiatrist and nurses admit they know nothing about autism. They also don't really believe she's autistic because she doesn't &qu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do all parens of autistic kids secretly hate them?

Posted: 20 Aug 2018, 11:01 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 1,943

God, no! I am a parent and I adore my autistic child (well, I say "child" but she's 21 now). She's smart, honest, incredibly brave and very creative. I am grateful every day that I have her in my life.

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: 80% of aspies fail out/unemployed after 4+years of college

Posted: 17 Mar 2018, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 145
Views: 21,682

Based on my own experience as a professor, and my daughter's experience as a student, colleges and universities are very unfriendly to autistics. The environment is even louder, brighter and more crowded than high school. Dormitories (sometimes students are required to live there) are a nightmare. T...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Did you struggle in Elementary School more than later years?

Posted: 08 Feb 2018, 1:36 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 670

Kraftiekortie, I am NOT trying to argue that autistic kids are more likely to be violent than other kids. I am trying to respond to the "scientific" literature that just ASSUMES that they are. So, assuming that most didn't, I want to know whether ASD kids who DID happen to hit or kick or b...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Did you struggle in Elementary School more than later years?

Posted: 07 Feb 2018, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 670

I am trying to find out more about why kids with autism/autistic kids (whichever you prefer) hit or kick other kids in school. I have read what the "experts" have to say about this, but I am really interested in what you remember about your experiences and what was going on in your heads w...

 Forum: discussion   Topic: Search Function

 Post subject: Search Function
Posted: 07 Feb 2018, 1:25 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 146

Hi. I haven't been able to get any results from the search function on WP for the last week. Is this a problem with the site, or at my end?

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Perceptual Issues in School

 Post subject: Perceptual Issues in School
Posted: 14 Jul 2017, 12:42 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 363

Does anyone here have either auditory processing or visual processing (e.g., Meares-Irlen syndrome) issues? If so, how did they affect your schooling? Did you get any accommodations for them? I'm writing a book about autism and human rights in the United States, and right now I'm working on the educ...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Severe Math Difficulty

 Post subject: Re: Severe Math Difficulty
Posted: 14 Jul 2017, 12:21 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,367

Hi. Better late than never. Several things to think about: (1) Temple Grandin was unable to get through HS algebra, but went on to be a Professor and famous autism advocate (2) There is a leaning disorder called dyscalculia, which basically means trouble doing math. There are accommodations for that...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Implanon Experiences?

 Post subject: Implanon Experiences?
Posted: 03 Aug 2015, 12:59 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 437

My daughter is leaving for college in 10 days. She's been doing great--especially after we got her off of Singulair, which she had been taking for asthma (the psychotropic effects of Singulair are another story). She has been suffering from horrendous menstrual cramps ever since she got her period a...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Best Work Environment

 Post subject: Best Work Environment
Posted: 26 Jun 2014, 12:09 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 926

My 17 year old Aspie daughter is depressed--she thinks she has no future, even though she is smart, talented, and will be able to go to college (with some accommodations). So I have two questions for y'all: (1) I've been telling her that the work environment (sensory stuff, office politics, etc.) is...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Any parents of AS girls?

Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 10:39 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,841

Dd just turned 17. Remarkably high functioning until puberty, then things went downhill. Hoping the end of the teen years will bring improvement

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Terrified of what will happen to naive daughter

Posted: 18 Jan 2014, 2:06 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 3,522

Has there been an earlier discussion about this on the parents form? I could really use some advice. My darling Aspie is 16, increasingly independent and incredibly naive. Yesterday I found out she was planning to go with her friend (a girl who is sexually very active) to a private house with two ol...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Your stance on plushies/coping items?

Posted: 09 Jan 2014, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 4,682

A tiny stuffed rabbit was the only thing that got my 16 year old through 3 weeks in the psych unit. The bunny was her companion when she was up all night staring out the window; the bunny was there when she had to sit through group therapy sessions that made no sense; the bunny was her protector whe...
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