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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People like me with ASD are rare

Posted: 14 May 2022, 10:52 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,904


I did the same, aside my engineering degree I studied advanced psychology and communication. I took drama from a young age and practiced expressing myself "appropriately" and using scripts. My 10-year-old ASD-like daughter (DX still pending) has already taken it upon herself to educate her...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: "But a woman's number of options doesn't matter!"

Posted: 14 May 2022, 10:44 pm 

Replies: 134
Views: 4,838


I hear ya' magz. I still dress down to avoid unwanted attention. I also had one particularly horrid subway experience. I was fortunate that the sexual harassment/assaults I experienced were relatively minor. Many women I know can't say the same. My husband admits he initially chose me for my looks, ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Recent history of feminism

Posted: 14 May 2022, 10:28 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,875


..I don’t think we are going backwards so much as remaining stagnant. I suspect that this is related to high levels of religiosity. My company went predominantly BACKWARDS. Its merger was during the previous presidential term and some women believe it gave "permission" for poorer behavior...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question if it is normal that my traits of ASD gets milder

Posted: 13 May 2022, 6:18 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,188


My ASD traits are relative to my environment - gentle environment, gentle traits; stressful environment, pronounced traits. I've gained skills, but also I face higher demands these days. My ASD mom's traits lessened when her life demands lessened, but now in her late 70s as demands are increasing (h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic adults vaccinate at a high rate

Posted: 13 May 2022, 6:09 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,410


I have Asperger's *and* I'm left-handed. I should have died in my early 30's. :roll: LOL - Me too (and I'm your age-ish). I've stayed away from standard power tools, struggled with (and failed) right-handed instructions A LOT, and survived numerous soup attacks from buffets' right-hand biased ladle...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Get a Diagnosis, Not Gaslighted

Posted: 12 May 2022, 7:40 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 954


TY; sent to a friend who's concerned about DX for some of these reasons.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you most regret?

Posted: 12 May 2022, 7:25 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,707


My wedding. I didn't know I was Autistic, so didn't know to manage my sensory and anxiety issues. It went well enough, but I have huge regrets about how I **didn't** manage some obstacles. Of course my family didn't know either, so personally faulted me for my difficulties rather than helping. They ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: How do men do it?

 Post subject: Re: How do men do it?
Posted: 12 May 2022, 10:51 am 

Replies: 178
Views: 9,727


Got it. My ADHD child has a good dose of inadvertently breaking rules (and literally crossing lines). I think of myself as an absentminded professor.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: How do men do it?

 Post subject: Re: How do men do it?
Posted: 09 May 2022, 8:43 am 

Replies: 178
Views: 9,727


As usual, I relate. It became apparent by 2nd grade (age 6) that my daughter is struggling with this (now 10) --- she doesn't like that she gets "in trouble" with everyone else (or singled out like you said) when she's doing her darndest to behave. Teachers have assured her it's not her, o...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: How do men do it?

 Post subject: Re: How do men do it?
Posted: 07 May 2022, 10:09 pm 

Replies: 178
Views: 9,727


^^ The Leaves on the Stream and similar exercises come to mind. Those exercises are for meditation, to take a thought and place it on a passing leaf. Would that I might do that in those circumstances. It has a lot to do with my feelings of helplessness rather than being self-empowered. One day...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: How do men do it?

 Post subject: Re: How do men do it?
Posted: 06 May 2022, 10:22 pm 

Replies: 178
Views: 9,727


Joe, so sorry for that presumptuous and grumpy supervisor. My ASD daughter and I both struggle with grumpy (and ignorant or incompetent) people in positions of power or influence. If we are in the position of power or influence, we are inquisitive or comforting to the other person (or at least don't...

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

Posted: 06 May 2022, 10:08 pm 

Replies: 153
Views: 14,141


My grandmother sued her 20-some daughter (my aunt). The judge threw it out and suggested (or ordered?) my grandmother to get psychiatric help. It was fairly traumatic for my aunt (esp. when she was served the papers completely unexpectedly at an inopportune time). Thankfully she survived. We both ag...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Period

 Post subject: Re: Period
Posted: 04 May 2022, 11:13 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 847


My thoughts: early menopause, malnutrition, stress, hormonal imbalance... Dr. Google adds: weight, excessive exercise, allergies (like celiac)...

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

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

Replies: 57
Views: 7,293


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: 57
Views: 7,293


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: 2,369


^^ 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...
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