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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Help me explain benefits of diagnosis

Posted: 15 Jul 2017, 11:14 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 403

Hi all, I could really use your help. I want to get a formal diagnosis of ASD and my parents believe that I have it but they don't see the benefits of a diagnosis. I tried to explain to them that it would be a tremendous relief for me personally and that it would make it easier to explain my quirks ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Sensory seeking" is such a weird phrase

Posted: 15 Jul 2017, 10:12 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 447

I seek some input I.e. Touch, compression and avoid others ie sound. Sensory seeking makes sense as the term for what I do. Also to the poster who said they had lost confidence in their new therapist: self stimulation is the technical term for stimming so it's possible that they just forgot the coll...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Positive Qualities of Therapists You've Seen?

Posted: 13 Jul 2017, 7:28 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 426

I always like it when a therapist has some Aspie traits

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm Not A Systemiser

 Post subject: Re: I'm Not A Systemiser
Posted: 13 Jul 2017, 7:01 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 293

Bear in mind that I am undiagnosed, but if I remember correctly my SQ is within NT range. From my research, females are less likely to display the stereotypical restrictive/repetitive behaviors, many of which relate to systemizing. Also, this may not apply to you but I know for me that I struggled t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Soon to be high school senior with question for older aspies

Posted: 12 Jul 2017, 8:23 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 475

Campin_Cat for college I plan to live at home and go. In terms of notes, I qualify for an aide/provider because of my physical disability which thank goodness is visible so they could help me take notes but I've done well in AP and Honors courses with basically no notes thanks to my auditory memory....

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi I am newly diagnosed High Functioning Aspergers

Posted: 12 Jul 2017, 4:37 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 356

Definitely sounds like Aspergers to me. I hope you can find some comfort in your new diagnosis.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Handwriting- how's yours ?

Posted: 12 Jul 2017, 4:23 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,613

Absolutely awful until about 10 became legible around 12 decent now but very laborious

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Soon to be high school senior with question for older aspies

Posted: 12 Jul 2017, 1:26 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 475

Hi all, for those of you who work, do you have/have you gotten accommodations? I put together a list of accommodations that I will probably need at work, and I want to know how realistic they are. Accommodations: Quieter work environment Permission to change uniform (dress differently due to sensory...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Weird Stim

 Post subject: Re: Weird Stim
Posted: 12 Jul 2017, 11:15 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 282

Never really done it before but just tried it. It feels good! If you don't mind me asking when were you diagnosed? I see we're around the same age.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Jealousy over other apies that can "pass"

Posted: 11 Jul 2017, 9:35 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 496

Well there is a bright side to not "passing". People will be more likely to see your issues as legitimate and you're more likely to be diagnosed/have been diagnosed and as a female that's significant.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Talking with your hands and a few other things

Posted: 09 Jul 2017, 5:03 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 597

Hi all! I've got a few questions. First: Do you all talk with your hands? I know aspies are notoriously bad at body language and nonverbal communication but I dare I say "fluently" talk with my hands. Second: When it comes to itches/itching, are your itches particularly intense/long lastin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism/Asperger's and Emotions: What emotions can you feel?

Posted: 08 Jul 2017, 6:05 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 15,914

I feel most emotions. Sadness turns quickly into rage though. Pride is a hard one too, I'm more inclined to feel pleased. I have more trouble expressing than feeling emotions though and I think I feel many that NT's don't. I also don't understand dishonesty or disloyalty but I struggle with the idea...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not Autistic Enough?

 Post subject: Re: Not Autistic Enough?
Posted: 08 Jul 2017, 4:15 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 966

Make sure you research how autism presents in females. It is in many ways different than the standard presentation e.g. Less hand flapping and usually less need for routine. Don't get discouraged with diagnosis, many people, myself included, receive a number of diagnosis before people are willing to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is anyone here biracial?

Posted: 03 Jun 2017, 9:57 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 780

Yup me! My dad is biracial (black dad white mom) and my mom is white. Are you biracial or were you just curious?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: End of our ropes with autistic child

Posted: 30 May 2017, 1:02 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,148

I agree ASD mommy I just wasn't sure how to word it but it is like babbling just in an older person. I guess that's why I suggested a device but he may do similar things with it if he is still learning how to put his thoughts together into words and looking for input.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: End of our ropes with autistic child

Posted: 30 May 2017, 12:08 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,148

You're very welcome! I hope Talking Tom works well for you all!
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