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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic Motor issues not thought about enough

Posted: 08 Nov 2019, 11:55 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 929


YS, who has aspergers like I do with a high IQ, has hyperflexible joints and has a hard time even walking and is really slow and extremely clumsy, much worse than me, he never managed to ride a bike, couldn't catch, and still can't write properly although he can type a mile a minute. I am really wo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody else struggle to accept their diagnosis?

Posted: 08 Nov 2019, 5:03 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 721


One of the saddest things about parts of the Neurodiversity movement is the inability of many to separate their diagnosis from their themselves. There's a reason why many of us feel this way. When I began reading up on autism in earnest in early 2018, I found that just about every aspect of my pers...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic Motor issues not thought about enough

Posted: 08 Nov 2019, 3:23 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 929


While I agree with the Neurodiversity movements idea that a lot of the problems autistic people face are caused correctable societal misunderstanding and discrimination of the way we think and express ourselves via body language, this is why I can’t agree with those that posit autism is just a gift...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody else struggle to accept their diagnosis?

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 9:05 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 721


My parents weren't ashamed of me for being autistic, because my mum told everyone. But I could tell that she was unhappy about me having a mental disability, so I've always felt unhappy about having a mental disability too. Do you feel that your parents violated your privacy by telling "everyo...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How can we make social interaction less stressful / tiring?

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 6:25 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 564


Was trying to configure a answer . Wasn't sure but quite hoped that , those questions were answered in my original post. I'm not sure which post you're referring to as your "original post." Do you mean this post , or this post , or another post? The second of the two linked posts discusse...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How can we make social interaction less stressful / tiring?

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 4:21 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 564


Am finding myself in a awkward position, am reading, what you wrote . And am not sure ..please pardon a dumb question ? But are you on the spectrum somewhere .. Yes. seriously not trying to be rude.. am trying to frame , your questions on friendship . For me to have good idea , where your coming fr...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: "Friendship board" threads

 Post subject: "Friendship board" threads
Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 8:20 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 76


The following "Friendship board" threads are stickied: - Friendship Board - Age 19 Onwards in "Social Skills and Making Friends " - Friendship Board - Ages 15 through 18 in "Social Skills and Making Friends " - Friendship Board - Ages 5 through 12 in "Kids' Crater&...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Friendship vs. romance?

 Post subject: Re: Friendship vs. romance?
Posted: 06 Nov 2019, 4:20 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 1,418


As for why a lot of people (mainly, if not exclusively, heterosexuals) "don't want to combine friendship and dating," I really don't know. My guess is that this may be a leftover from the days of more-rigid gender roles and segregation of the sexes, when people just didn't have opposite-s...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello from NYC

 Post subject: Re: Hello from NYC
Posted: 06 Nov 2019, 2:44 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,102


I've decided to change my signature. I've also decided to preserve my old signature here: - Finally diagnosed with ASD in May 2019, after having suspected it for over ten years, and after having deeply explored the autism community for over one year while waiting for and obtaining diagnosis. - In lo...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Friendship Board - Age 19 Onwards

Posted: 06 Nov 2019, 12:50 am 

Replies: 1,134
Views: 564,911


Another New Yorker here. My boyfriend and I do work-at-home computer programming, making a lot less money than we could if we worked in a corporate office (which we can't do for various reasons). Both of us have been diagnosed with ASD. I had no friends as a child, but I managed to make a bunch of f...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I don’t have any female friends I know in person

Posted: 05 Nov 2019, 11:55 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 589


I wouldn't be surprised if this is very common among aspie males, this world is brutal on us. Like a lot of us don't even care about a relationship anymore, we just want a female presence -- someone to talk to -- at least one. But a lot of us don't even get that, hence we live each day with a kind ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Do you want to Autism label to continue?

Posted: 05 Nov 2019, 10:11 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 400


If the solution is to work through the label and get NTs to perceive Autistics positively, that's a tall order but okay. Currently, a lot of the focus on Autism acceptance stresses savant skills and Autistic strengths that not all Autistic people have. Trying to get NTs to genuinely appreciate Auti...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Platonic versions matchmakers helpful w/ friendships w/HFA?

Posted: 05 Nov 2019, 8:23 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 391


Thank-you Mona for your feedback. It's good to see interest here on WP of what might specifically help those on the Autism Spectrum with friendships - hope to "keep the ball rolling!" Have you investigated, or attended AANE's seminars in Boston? I'm on AANE's mailing-list- and receive not...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Age Gaps.

 Post subject: Re: Age Gaps.
Posted: 05 Nov 2019, 4:24 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 308


None of my friends or partners have been my exact age or very close to it. When I was little, I didn't have any friends. There were some kids in the neighborhood who played with me (and tolerated me despite regarding me as a freak), who were 2 to 4 years younger than me. Kids my own age didn't like ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: A Revelation

 Post subject: Re: A Revelation
Posted: 05 Nov 2019, 3:55 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 137


The truth was that she is near graduation and was getting a case of cold feet being that soon she will enter the job market. [...] it is a small, Christian, liberal arts college. [...] I picked this one because it seemed like the safer option for an aspie female. She wants to teach special educatio...
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