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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The thought of having kids scares me

Posted: 11 Sep 2022, 9:14 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,460


It is something to consider, the chance of having a lower functioning autistic child. It also depends on whether you really want them or not, and how are you at functioning and going through life? Are you relatively emotionally stable, able to handle things easily or is it harder for you? For myself...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I need help *trigger warning*

Posted: 11 Sep 2022, 9:04 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 758


I am about your age, and I too have run into some of the same difficulties trying to get a diagnosis as an adult. It is for sure harder to get than as a child. If you are autistic (you have the symptoms, have the behaviors, and have the struggles), then you are whether you get that label officially ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Were you born premature?

Posted: 10 Sep 2022, 6:14 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 1,368


Yes I was born at least 3 months early. Had a rough go for awhile till I got out of the NICU (there for 3 months).

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else feel like they never grew up properly?

Posted: 10 Sep 2022, 6:12 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 675


Yeah I still haven't "grown up" in ways, heck I still sleep with stuffed animals that I treat like they are alive. Also tend to like interests that wouldn't be considered typical adult, but more of someone younger.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Currently experiencing awful bout of depression, need advice

Posted: 30 Jul 2022, 10:02 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 430


Yeah I go through bouts of feeling like you do, its been pretty rough for the past several years (not just due to covid tho). I just want to say I understand, and am sorry you are going through it. I'm not the greatest communicator either, and I understand the feeling hopeless and down from struggli...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being careful not to piss other people off

Posted: 23 Jul 2022, 9:14 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 955


Being "too careful" not to piss other people off... Can lead to dehumanizing thoughts. In which one isn't allowed to be human -- to be angry, to act on indignation, to have flaws, to have and accept limits , to have needs or feelings because it gets in the way of other people and self-who...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being careful not to piss other people off

Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 6:46 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 955


Yeah I've inadvertently peeved people off and not realized what was going on or why. In my latest mishap I went nearly a week thinking a coworker was unjustly mad at me, come to find out they thought I was mad at them! Lol, man it gets real confusing. I often ask my husband to help know what to say ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being drained by talkative people

Posted: 09 Jul 2022, 10:40 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,001


Very much so! I have a coworker who often talks at me rather than to me, and on and on about things that to me are just nothing I want to have a conversation about, but it is at work so I try to be sort of polite sometimes. Honestly other times I do ignore because it would be too much. I think it is...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else feel like they have trouble with boundaries

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 9:04 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 895


Yeah I have trouble with this too. It takes a lot of practice, and learning how to say things. For instance, I learned that you don't have to give a detailed reason why, just say something like "I am busy" if someone wants you to do something and you don't want to. It is hard though becaus...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: The price of waiting years or decades for a diagnosis

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 8:30 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 4,125


Yeah this thread is hard to read, because getting a diagnosis as a child when clearly showing signs of autism would have probably helped a lot, and maybe I wouldn't have had to suffer so much and end up suicidal in my late teens/early 20s. I hate that so many females have had to suffer. It is no won...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble with formulating correct responses

Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 1:14 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,287


Yes I too have found clear and direct typically is not what people like. It does get very frustrating.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Summertime and loud motorcycles and cars

Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 1:11 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,289


Motorcycles are not "designed to be loud." The owners choose to equip them that way. Even office workers used to show a clear preference for noisier typewriters - for themselves. Things like vacuum cleaners and fans could also be much quieter, but they would be bigger and/or more expensiv...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and metaphors

 Post subject: Re: Autism and metaphors
Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 11:17 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 2,881


Yeah I understand metaphors if it has been previously explained. Also can tend to tell what one is.

I also like analogies (I think that is what it is called) when learning something new, like when my husband used an analogy of cars on a highway to explain about bandwidth.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Summertime and loud motorcycles and cars

Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 11:09 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,289


Motorcycles are not "designed to be loud." The owners choose to equip them that way. Even office workers used to show a clear preference for noisier typewriters - for themselves. Things like vacuum cleaners and fans could also be much quieter, but they would be bigger and/or more expensiv...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble with formulating correct responses

Posted: 26 Jun 2022, 10:50 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,287


I am about half way through it. The first part was kind of confusing, but I think I got some of the jist of it. The second half is getting interesting with relationships and why people act the way they do and say what they do in groups and around other people, and how it is a pecking order... Where...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble with formulating correct responses

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 2:09 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,287


I will have to check out that book, thanks for the suggestion. Anything to help decode and make it easier! It's pretty hard to read and decipher but if you can pick out the main points, it makes sense. I just bought the kindle version of it, when I get a chance I will have to read it! I shall enjoy...
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