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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You may be ADHD if...

 Post subject: Re: You may be ADHD if...
Posted: 31 May 2022, 6:06 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,825

... today a co-worker asked you why some papers were left by the filing cabinet and you ask "are they W's?" with the small inkling that you walked away from an in-progress task and forgot to return, and the co-worker answers "yes".

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling like an inconvenience to ppl?

Posted: 28 May 2022, 10:05 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 628

OP, for sure. I'm learning to "own it". To more or less project "I know I am different. I'm ok with that. Your turn to decide." The only way I "fit" in was to be quiet, or too desperately accommodate others. Now I'm looking for folks who are like-minded or able to mutua...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Looking racially ambiguous with Asperger's

Posted: 25 May 2022, 2:25 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 766

My husband is indigenous to his native country and is a nationalized immigrant in my native country. He's spent half his life in each. He is of both worlds which has pros and cons. His adopted and his native languages are both imperfect and yet he speaks more language than many people in both countr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Manage work, kids, relationship

Posted: 24 May 2022, 6:23 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 460

I structure my time with the kids or set my expectations as "unstructured" time and give myself over to it. I keep my outside stress down or do some serious self-care. A couple years ago with work stress and sensory overwhelm I couldn't even play a boardgame with my children and they could...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who hates filling out forms?

Posted: 22 May 2022, 8:40 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 474

I have a love/hate relationship with forms. If they are clear and I readily have the information, that is good. If either of those conditions is invalid, then it's really tough. If I have related or other concerns "hanging over" me, the ante goes up. I panic when an admin comes back and as...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "too friendly"?

 Post subject: Re: Are you "too friendly"?
Posted: 21 May 2022, 9:51 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,235

I lacked the typical amount of "stranger danger" as a child. Even now I am "overly" open. There is a "too nice" characteristic associated with physical aspects called "Angelman's Syndrome" which overlaps with ASD. I relate strongly to it, but without the stron...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: 'Diagnosis is rebirth'

 Post subject: Re: 'Diagnosis is rebirth'
Posted: 21 May 2022, 9:41 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 729

Thank you for sharing this.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lucid Dreaming

 Post subject: Re: Lucid Dreaming
Posted: 20 May 2022, 7:44 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 942

Decades ago a therapist taught me to lucid dream (the control aspect), so I could deal with nighttime acute anxiety. It worked. Recently I have been subconsciously processing deep emotions in my sleep and it goes well. It provides me a lot of relief. I have suggested to both my children that they ca...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Inability to have conversations

Posted: 20 May 2022, 7:37 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 994

What are your thoughts as to why? An increased level of background stress, chemical or physical changes?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers or ASD with Auditory Processing Disorder

Posted: 20 May 2022, 7:35 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 425

Yep, that's me. Not understanding a name (esp. with background noise or o/w stressed). Sometimes I will say "what" as I am hearing what was said. Wait for it, wait for it...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Struggles with 18-year old ASD son

Posted: 18 May 2022, 6:10 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,376

It would definitely be useful for him to be engaged again... in something. AANE has online groups for young adults. My mom is "stuck" right now facing a big move. My good-executive-functioning dad and sibling are besides themselves with frustration. (All my life my dad has complained "...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Friendships with the opposite sex

Posted: 17 May 2022, 10:58 pm 

Replies: 115
Views: 2,959

kitesandtrainsandcats wrote:
"I was going to be an individualist until I realized everybody's doing it these days."

My mom had a bumper sticker: I'm Unique, Just Like Everyone Else.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Female Autism Phenotype

 Post subject: Re: Female Autism Phenotype
Posted: 17 May 2022, 7:53 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,649

Same as any typing: True for some, not all. It should be applied where it fits and not overapplied. I am glad there is attention to alternate presentations that many women, some men and some gender-fluid or non-binary folks experience. My ASD mom, myself, BFF and daughter are all the "well-beha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Friendships with the opposite sex

Posted: 17 May 2022, 7:41 am 

Replies: 115
Views: 2,959

When I was very young I enjoyed my same-gendered (female) friend; she was probably ND. In the middle of life (teens-mid 30s), I had opposite-gendered (male) friends. In my 40s I made same-gendered (female) friends again. (Like hurtloam, my male friends got married and most of their wives don't like ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Female characters with Asperger's Syndrome?

Posted: 16 May 2022, 9:02 pm 

Replies: 137
Views: 85,197

^^ That sounds interesting.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: "But a woman's number of options doesn't matter!"

Posted: 15 May 2022, 12:25 pm 

Replies: 134
Views: 4,764

I would soooooo like to dress up and "show off". I do so on occasion when I am with my husband and am "safe" that way. I also got drunk once with him, to see what it's like. But o/w I won't b/c bad things too often happen to inebriated women. Must be in control. Must not relax. M...
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