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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: [Rant] So I've got the absolute worst baby fever

Posted: 07 Oct 2023, 5:33 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3,941

(1) Maybe get involved with younger kids in a different way? Tutoring, coaching, volunteering: hospital baby hugger, Big Sister? (2) If it's important enough, move to a homestudy-passable place. (3a) Let the baby fever pass - it will, and over time it will lessen, (3b) Channel it into a new hobby or...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Advise please

 Post subject: Re: Advise please
Posted: 07 Oct 2023, 5:27 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 606

I found it useful to read memoirs written by those with ASD and then I joined online (and in person) ASD groups. It's good to find my tribe. I officially got the diagnosis b/c I am in a relatively ASD-friendly place. I have a therapist who specializes in working with folks on the spectrum and she's ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Reasearch: Quarter of teens with autism may be undiagnosed.

Posted: 07 Oct 2023, 5:21 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 846

Yes, the stigma and/or ignorance and/or hostility towards those with differences is still pervasive. I have friends who are frustrated they can't "mask" (meet expectations, for various reasons) and were diagnosed. I have friends who can "mask" (meet expectations, for various reas...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is wearing always the same clothes an Aspie trait?

Posted: 06 Oct 2023, 9:39 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 4,723

Relative to laundry reduction I would wear the same thing every day. Relative to comfort I would wear the same thing every day. However, I am sensory-seeking and my personal hygiene isn't great, so I like to and have to change. Currently I'm a fan of solid cotton shirts in a variety of winter colors...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Reasearch: Quarter of teens with autism may be undiagnosed.

Posted: 06 Oct 2023, 9:32 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 846

They mention higher number than expected in children and adolescents, but still not "scaring" folks by suggesting so for adults. (I believe a study in the UK did?) Yep. Just yep. Next year we can count by daughter in the undiagnosed teenager lot, despite our attempts. I've posted (perhaps ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have any autistic relatives?

Posted: 06 Oct 2023, 9:11 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 9,981

After he retired from sports, he spent most of the last four decades of his life alone in his bedroom smoking, drinking and watching sports on tv. He had no friends and no interests outside of sports. My 70-some year old Autistic mother is doing similar: avoidant sleep schedule (up at 2 pm, asleep ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Unusual Sensory Issues

 Post subject: Re: Unusual Sensory Issues
Posted: 06 Oct 2023, 9:02 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 4,373

The sensation of wet wood is very irritating. The feel of wood popsicle sticks against my tongue causes serious goose bumps. I get the same reaction from washing wooden kitchen utensils. I've never heard of anyone else having this weird sensory issue! That's exactly me. Just an hour ago at a school...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Distant cousin passed away

 Post subject: Distant cousin passed away
Posted: 04 Oct 2023, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 183

I do genealogy and correspond with distant cousins online. Sooooo... a second cousin once removed and I were in touch for a few years. We emailed and he even snail-mailed me books he'd written, I mailed him a holiday card. It was refreshing to find another eccentric, absent-minded professor type out...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Twice AS but no ASD?

 Post subject: Re: Twice AS but no ASD?
Posted: 04 Oct 2023, 8:24 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 347

That's a complicated background. I've had my brushes with the law and mental hospital in my late teens. I've managed to stay clear of them since then --- key is to be the first one to call the authorities, eh? LOL-cry

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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have any autistic relatives?

Posted: 04 Oct 2023, 8:00 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 9,981

My grandmother probably was, but with "comorbids". I too young to relate to or help my grandmother whom was institutionalized. My mother probably is. I am aware and skilled enough now that I can help her some. My niece is, but she has my sister's personality (impervious to others and outwa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My body can't "see" things - visual spatial deficit?

Posted: 04 Oct 2023, 7:35 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,837

I can catch a glass falling off the table before it reaches the ground. I can't not bump into things/knock them over, but if something's falling I can grab it. That's me also. Wicked fast reflexes. LOL At the supermarket the other day my daughter say "Holy Spidey sense!" when I caught an ...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: word association game

 Post subject: Re: word association game
Posted: 01 Oct 2023, 2:43 pm 

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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and no social connections

Posted: 01 Oct 2023, 7:14 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,848

At 5 I had a neighbor I clicked with and could have been a BFF. She moved away. In school I had acquaintances but was "other". At 30 I happened to establish my first BFF (who also has ASD). Now in my 50s, I have solid network of friends (in an ASD way). I am even reconnecting with school f...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My body can't "see" things - visual spatial deficit?

Posted: 01 Oct 2023, 6:55 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,837

My ASD daughter and I are naturally athletic and yet we are clumsy. The clumsiness is indirectly proportional to our focus and practice.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: When men say you're not like other women

Posted: 01 Oct 2023, 6:52 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 24,961

I know this is an old post, but I have heard that statement so many times. It goes both ways, so as always CONTEXT to determine how the person means it. In any case, it's relative to cultural social norms - so gender bias (good or bad). My husband: You are not like other women (thoughtful in awe) = ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers & Your Real Age

Posted: 30 Sep 2023, 7:11 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 4,434

Like others: I was perceived as mature as a child and am childish as an adult. I think it's my constant wonder and inquisitiveness. The inquisitiveness made me seem older and the wonder makes me seem younger.
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