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 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Looking for a doctoral program focused on ASD in adults

Posted: 29 Nov 2020, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 5,645

Hi. I'm sorry this is so late. There are probably no official doctoral programs that do what you want, but there are individual professors (who can serve as your graduate advisor) who can do this. So what you need to do is look for publications in professional journals that talk about what you are i...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Did You Get Transition Services?

Posted: 19 Nov 2020, 9:21 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 3,144

I would really appreciate y'all's feedback on this. In the United States, students with Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) are supposed to begin a transition process by at least age 16. The high school is supposed to help the student set goals for the future, make plans for reaching those goals,...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Are You "Falling Off a Cliff"?

Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2,820

When researchers write about autistic adults leaving school and starting to look for employment, they talk about a "transition period" and they almost always talk about how people "fall of the cliff" by losing the services they received in school (speech therapy or whatever). Whe...

 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: 378

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: 411

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: 411

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: 106
Views: 2,713

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: 22,270

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: 817

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: 817

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: 163

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: 414

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: 1,419

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: 463

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: 972

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: 1,892

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