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 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: can severe abuse produce the same symptoms as autism?

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 12:07 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 110


I can totally relate to your story. Mine isn't too dissimilar. However, I happen to link my aspergers to my abuse and I am coming to believe that its all cyclic. One brought about the other and there is a causal link that results in a repeated cycle. I was rejected/socially awkward because of my asp...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Student teaching not going very well...I want out

Posted: 27 Feb 2018, 12:09 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 390


Not sure if this is going to be helpful or not, but in my own career I also felt compelled to go the teacher route. I didn't have a strong desire to do this, but it made sense. Fast Forward to me completing my Masters in Education and even a year toward a PhD. Then the reality hit and I had to get a...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: I'm 20 and still a virgin :(

Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 8:41 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 664


Don't worry about this in any way. It is all about YOU and even if you feel ready for it you still may not be. Do not let others experiences sway where you are and what you expect for yourself. In retrospect I think I would have been a lot better off if I had waited quite a bit longer myself.


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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How do you engage with people?

Posted: 09 Jan 2018, 11:21 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 746


My best suggestions: 1. Let your clients talk about themselves. People, generally, like talking about themselves and their families. Let them do that while you sit back and LISTEN. They will tell you what they want. 2. Learn to LISTEN. Look at whoever is talking to you and repeat back to them what t...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: When your autism threatens your career...

Posted: 09 Jan 2018, 10:08 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,076


While I don't have a solution to your issue, I can relate in that I have dealt with this for my entire career although I didn't understand why until I started to recognize myself with ASD. I do not have an official diagnosis though, to be clear. I always did well in school, but once I worked with th...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: What is the best thing about your Autism/Aspergers?

Posted: 02 Jan 2018, 8:52 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 218


Love each and every one of these replies. Thank you all!!

Anyone else??



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 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: What is the best thing about your Autism/Aspergers?

Posted: 27 Dec 2017, 11:44 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 218


Curious for feedback from others.

Thank you.



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 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: How important are labels?

Posted: 27 Dec 2017, 9:42 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 343


Do you find it important to label yourself? That's the real question in my mind. I am hetero to be clear, but I don't think of myself with that label. I am who I am and I like what I like. If someone likes me or hates me, it might bother me a little bit, but ultimately I don't really care and it doe...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Boss taking day off?

 Post subject: Re: Boss taking day off?
Posted: 27 Dec 2017, 9:30 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 277


I understand where you are coming from on this, but its a simple fact of life. The higher up the "food chain" you go, the more liberties you have with it. Some bosses will be harder working than others, while another may be off doing his own thing. There may also be things you don't know a...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: So much for dreams....teaching....help

Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 9:12 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 548


Hello there!! It would seem to me that you and I have had exceptionally similar experiences, except I had no clue I was likely on the spectrum until WELL after I left teaching. I started at a small school in TX and then moved closer to Mobile, AL where you list you are from (although I recognize you...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Sales jobs and looks?

 Post subject: Re: Sales jobs and looks?
Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 8:46 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 195


Years ago I managed a retail store, but have been in Government jobs for the last 20 years just to give you some perspective. Yes, I do think that physical attractiveness factors in, its built into our genes. However, I don't think it would necessarily be the single most important factor in any way ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can some aspies be physic in a way?

Posted: 01 Dec 2017, 9:29 am 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,047


I tend to believe that there is something there that cannot be explained and unless you have experienced it then you can't really discount it. Blah, blah scientifically this or that. In my experience there have been times when this has happened to me and its not predictable, its rather random. When ...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: I'm 15 and don't know how to come out.

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 5:15 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 516


In my opinion, and this is only my opinion, that at 15 years old you don't likely know how to identify yourself. If you are confused then you just need to give yourself time. Don't rush to judge where you will have your preferences. Most of the members of the LBGT community I have known knew for ce...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Imagining why you felt different as a kid

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 9:18 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,604


Although I joined this board several years ago I haven't really been around here much until the last month or two. The more I learn about Aspergers, the more I realize that this is where I fall. Having said that, at now 48 years old, I am starting to understand why I perceived the world the way I di...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How do you decide on a career?

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 2:24 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 539


I am at a crossroads in my life, so this is of great interest to me. I had a nice big answer typed out for you, but then I re-read the question and I went off topic. It certainly does seem that many career choices seem fascinating on the surface, but then the reality hits and they don't seem nearly ...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: I'm 15 and don't know how to come out.

Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 12:38 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 516


In my opinion, and this is only my opinion, that at 15 years old you don't likely know how to identify yourself. If you are confused then you just need to give yourself time. Don't rush to judge where you will have your preferences. Most of the members of the LBGT community I have known knew for cer...
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