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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: middle-age group?

 Post subject: Re: middle-age group?
Posted: 03 May 2022, 5:10 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 6,112


P.S. I have a whole lot of thoughts about your 19-year-old, having been that age myself. :wink: Hugs for you all as you navigate this.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: middle-age group?

 Post subject: Re: middle-age group?
Posted: 03 May 2022, 5:10 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 6,112


hi everyone. i've been ofline parenting my 19 year old son who has had a really tough year transitioning to college and adulting. more later on that if anyone is interested. thought i'd share this article https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sudbury-adult-autism-diagnosis-1.6434408 interesting th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Employment for autistics. Then and now.

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:45 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 2,280


^^ I find this for 2021, not an official site... https://www.elemy.com/studio/autism-resources/military/ Simiarly to how this article ends... I fostered a child and it went very well --- for both of us. I didn't know I had ASD. I wonder that if I had known and disclosed that they would not have &quo...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Periods on the Spectrum

 Post subject: Re: Periods on the Spectrum
Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:39 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,153


Yes, I have the recent donut-shop and ski-resort incidents (meltdowns). I also have the urge to not go back (embarrassment, shame). I am in an intensive class for anxiety and panic attacks (and meltdowns) and learning (1) some skills to monitor and avoid meltdowns, but more importantly (b/c some are...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Minimal Race, Sex Bias Identified in the ADOS-2

Posted: 28 Apr 2022, 7:42 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 479


Wouldn't it be interesting if the subject meant the study concluded that it the ADOS-2 diagnosed Black and Female clients better than White and Male clients? That would be mind-blowing, right? Recently some technology companies published job descriptions that were "slightly female biased" ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone here have autistic siblings as well?

Posted: 28 Apr 2022, 7:27 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,509


In my family, predominantly the firstborns are Autistic. Here are details: My Autistic mom is 1 of 5 siblings. She is the 4th child . Probably the 1st child and maybe the 3rd child had a touch of something. The 2nd and 5th were not. I am the Autistic 1 of 2 siblings. I am the 1st child . My sibling ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feel embarrassed that we fail Sallyanne test

Posted: 27 Apr 2022, 11:51 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 2,392


This test is imperfect for determining autism. It's getting close to the point where it will be pretty much debunked as an assessment of "theory of mind." I read somewhere that people with depression or schizophrenia can lack theory of mind. So autism isn't the only group that can lack th...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Is it reasonable for a 31 year old to be banned fromcaffeine

Posted: 27 Apr 2022, 11:29 pm 

Replies: 153
Views: 13,894


Ironic that we're back to the subject of the thread (caffeine -as catalyst). So sorry for the abuse. I'm glad you called the police; it's also scary. I wish, pray, sending vibes to you for a good long-term outcome.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feel embarrassed that we fail Sallyanne test

Posted: 24 Apr 2022, 5:39 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 2,392


...thinking I "can't read body language" and "can't put myself in other people's shoes" when actually I can. They were sooooooo very wrong. Those mistaken concepts are changing, but slowly. I try to do my small part... Having a bit of agency in the matter clears out a bit of ove...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else felt a lot worse because of the diagnosis?

Posted: 24 Apr 2022, 8:20 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,321


The premise of the book "Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome: Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2014) by Philip Wylie, is that the author was very upset by his DX. The book fit me b/c I had a late DX (albeit I was glad for mine). It might fit you b/c you are in turmoil about your DX (albeit ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Strength in Maths due to ADHD & autism traits

Posted: 24 Apr 2022, 8:11 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,717


I excelled in Maths because of synaesthesia. Algebra was especially easy because every letter and number had a colour in my mind. Rote arithmetic was also very easy to memorise because I could see the colour patterns. I do have ASD and ADHD so maybe that's part of it, but I think it's more the syna...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: *TW* Sh/SI poll + lack of mental health care for autistics

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 9:00 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 586


In my various women's Autism groups near 90% did self-harm in their 20s and 30s. The good news is that 90% are pretty much past that by age 40 or so. Still feelings can be very difficult, but the distress passes more quickly or without significant self-harm -and other factors (more tools - hold ice,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Advice on insurance in the USA and therapy

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 8:52 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 754


Before Autism was on the radar for me (I'm older), I was given a "mild mood disorder" DX. Now my primary DX is "general anxiety order" which is more acceptable --- my evaluator says that in reality my GAD is secondary to my Autism, and my depression was out-of-control anxiety. Th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Poll: Awkward Dancer?

 Post subject: Re: Poll: Awkward Dancer?
Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 8:46 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,182


My NT husband and ASD daughter are awkward dancers. (both introverted)
My ASD self and NT son are good dancers. (both extraverted)

In our family it is not correlated with ASD - it is correlated with outward expressiveness.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Is it reasonable for a 31 year old to be banned fromcaffeine

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 12:48 pm 

Replies: 153
Views: 13,894


My parents were/are lousy with their finances, so I'd be in a really bad place if they had control. I was financially independent early in life and have been homeless twice, but thankfully not for long. I have also aided friends/neighbors who are temporarily homeless. People say "Give and take&...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feel embarrassed that we fail Sallyanne test

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 8:12 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 2,392


I have internalized a lot of ableism ---- I should be able to do this "simple" thing as defined by others -mostly NTs. It's a sad state of being. Based on my Autism support groups it seems to lighten up by the early 40s. It has not gone away for me, but it's much better. Joe, I'm sorry you...
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