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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you happier with no friends or social contacts?

Posted: 31 Dec 2017, 9:23 am 

Replies: 70
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I am 38 and not diagnosed with autism. As a child I absolutely hated being forced to be social. Around age five or six mum would send me out to play with neighbourhood kids and I would sit in the basement and cry for hours to just avoid having to go out and play. As an adult, I love having the choic...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hand movements, ritualised behaviour and feeling safe

Posted: 31 Dec 2017, 5:17 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 310


Aceofpens, thanks for your reply it was very helpful. I think the challenge at this point is working out whether she exclusively has OCD like traits, which she definitely does, or whether they are part of a bigger picture of AS. I believe it is quite unusual to have full blown OCD at age 8 but maybe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hand movements, ritualised behaviour and feeling safe

Posted: 31 Dec 2017, 3:49 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 310


Thank you for your message eyedash. I am so sorry for the abuse you suffered as a child and the amount of concealing you have had to do as an adult. It has been very helpful hearing your account in terms of how to relate to my daughter. As it is we have been going out and having nice lunches togethe...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Article on female autism and social brain

Posted: 28 Dec 2017, 4:36 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 402


I am not diagnosed with autism but my daughter is most likely autistic and I recognise a lot of traits in myself... one thing I find interesting about this article is that I can communicate effectively with people about intellectual topics for aaaaages and be fine but if I have to chit chat or just ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Article on female autism and social brain

Posted: 28 Dec 2017, 3:00 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 402


Came across this and thought it was very interesting. Author is Apoorva Mandavilli and the article is called "the lost girls" link to article here: https://spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/the-lost-girls/ I hope it is ok to share. This bit below was particularly fascinating: "The s...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Shopping

 Post subject: Re: Shopping
Posted: 26 Dec 2017, 2:42 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 442


I also absolutely hate shopping. My children are very different with shopping. My eldest (8, suspected autism) has always struggled with choice, committing, investing too much personal emotion in the objects in the shop and then ritualised behaviour around shopping. For her, I often take her shoppin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hand movements, ritualised behaviour and feeling safe

Posted: 24 Dec 2017, 4:48 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 310


EzraS, thanks for the video. I do think my daughter stims at other times, fingers repetitively moving over glossy paper, circular hand movements around objects on a table, that kind of thing. But I am still a long way from understanding stimming and what stimming feels like to the brain. I would say...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hand movements, ritualised behaviour and feeling safe

Posted: 24 Dec 2017, 2:19 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 310


Glflegolas, thank you, I should have mentioned we are on the waiting list for one of the main centres in the uk that has loads of experience with girls. I think my daughter might also have pda. And they should be able see it if it is there. I don't quiz her too much about her hand movements and if s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hand movements, ritualised behaviour and feeling safe

Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 10:52 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 310


This is my first post. I am pretty sure my eldest daughter (8) has aspergers. There is plenty of evidence, extreme strengths (art, creative thinking and writing and particular abilities) as well as some big challenges - mostly meltdowns, panic attacks, a need for a very particular order in communica...
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