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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Self-diagnosis

 Post subject: Re: Self-diagnosis
Posted: 02 Jun 2020, 8:51 pm 

Replies: 117
Views: 3,255

Of course an official dx trumps self diagnosis , but I have little time for anyone born when it was much easier to get an early dx criticising older people for self diagnosing . Agreed! I agree also. It seems that people born after a diagnosis was even available can't understand that some of us wer...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I was just formally diagnosed with ASD-- and I'm lost. Help!

Posted: 31 May 2020, 9:19 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 806

Welcome to the forums and your new journey forwards. A book you may find very helpful at this stage: "an Adult with an Autism Diagnosis - A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed" by gillan drew (also on the spectrum). He has a gift for writing in an extremely clear and accessible way, with great e...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Could it happen here? (In the USA)

Posted: 31 May 2020, 8:15 pm 

Replies: 152
Views: 4,460

The Trump demolition of the longstanding ethos of "our fellow Americans" is almost completed. The USA is in dire peril now.

 Forum: discussion   Topic: How to report moderators on this site?

Posted: 28 May 2020, 8:27 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,087

Thank you for your support.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: A piece of music that can always soothe you

Posted: 20 May 2020, 6:57 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 171

Covid isolation as an immune compromised person has been a very challenging time for me. The power of music to lift me out of deep states of despair has always been a saving grace, and perhaps for many members here. I am currently listening to the one piece that can always soothe my inner self - com...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can our pets sense AS/HFA?

Posted: 07 May 2020, 1:03 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 835

OP, your topic here seems interesting to me, and you invited people to speculate on it. However unfortunately one member has tried to make it into a scientific debate, which I don't think was your intention. As one poster has pointed out, people are entitled to their own opinion in a thread like thi...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Hopeless...

 Post subject: Re: Hopeless...
Posted: 06 May 2020, 8:29 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 574

Yes, what you say there is as true as it is a tragedy. In any kind of medical or emotional crises we tend to be punished for not presenting "as if" we were NT people. If that's not oppression, then I don't know what is. And AS people should not ever internalise self-blame for the failure o...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Hopeless...

 Post subject: Re: Hopeless...
Posted: 06 May 2020, 6:27 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 574

I really worry about the unsuitability and difficulties that phone "help" lines relying on verbal communication pose for AS people in distress, especially extreme distress. They seem to me just another barrier for many of us - though they appear to work ok for some. Choice is important at ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Hopeless...

 Post subject: Re: Hopeless...
Posted: 06 May 2020, 4:23 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 574

May today unfold around you with the renewed tendrils of hope and the comfort of the love others are sending to you :heart:

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Hopeless...

 Post subject: Re: Hopeless...
Posted: 06 May 2020, 1:31 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 574

Please care for your physical self as much as you can manage just now, in small steps however small. All of us posting here deeply care about the pain you are in. I googled "Autistic people and dark night of the soul" which led me to some very thoughtful pieces on the issue. Maybe look at ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Hopeless...

 Post subject: Re: Hopeless...
Posted: 06 May 2020, 12:28 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 574

Have you been able to get some rest/sleep over the past 24 hours Skibum? Have you eaten?

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Hopeless...

 Post subject: Re: Hopeless...
Posted: 05 May 2020, 6:59 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 574

I think that for some women, the early fifties can be the darkest, most stressful, spiritually painful phase of life. I have noticed this to be more true of women who are deep thinkers, very concerned about humanity, and see the big picture of life. One women I have known for decades and who passed ...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: masturbating thinking of stepmom

Posted: 05 May 2020, 6:37 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 182

Are you an autistic person? Neither your profile or first post has given us any information about you. Posting straight off about sexual topics tends to unsettle members as to the bona fides of a new member, especially when the post is posted in a forum members of all ages can read. Given the member...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Attacks on rich people

 Post subject: Re: Attacks on rich people
Posted: 03 May 2020, 6:41 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 551

^ posts addressing political matters only are better suited to PPR than the Haven, where the focus is more on personal support for OPs and the sharing of similar personal experience. Please stay on course here, I understand that it is easy to wander off, so this is a friendly reminder.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meh probably won't be coming back here much more.

Posted: 01 May 2020, 2:48 am 

Replies: 116
Views: 4,622

Sweetleaf you are a very well liked and respected member, one of the most appreciated of the long term members of WP, you contribute a lot of positivity and a great personality to WP. I hope you will not be leaving for good.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Emergence of a Deadly Coronavirus

Posted: 19 Apr 2020, 5:51 pm 

Replies: 8,310
Views: 189,786

Deadly to the weakest 0.5% of the population? Big freaking deal. It's called natural selection people. Survival of the fittest. That may be a logical approach until such time as the coronavirus threatens YOUR LIFE. The threat of dying not only targets the elderly but also those with co-morbidities ...
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