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Lola8088
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Joined: 15 Jul 2019
Age: 42
Posts: 23
Location: BC, Canada

20 Jul 2019, 2:48 am

What is your first name? Sarah

Age: 42

Location: Very rural BC, Canada

Hobbies and Interests: Learning things, Cooking/Baking, Photography, Art

Why are you here? To make new friends and learn about myself and you.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): July of 2019

Favorite subjects: Science & Math

Year/Grade: Grade OMGI'MOLD

Favourite music: Mostly old music. Everything. 80's new wave and early 90's hip hop.

Books: Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein, Trinity - Leon Uris, Margaret Atwood

TV shows/Movies: Lain - Serial Experiments, documentaries, youtube instructionals

Instrument: Cello, Bass Guitar

Do you like sports? Martial Arts, Dance, no team sports.

Family: Me and my three kids.

Clothing: T-Shirts with the neck cut out, cotton pants. No Tags. Very limited colours.

How did you find this website? It was mentioned in a panel discussion on Aspergers I watched on youtube

Job: Mom

Plans for the future? I hope to maybe paint and get paid for it. And be the coolest grandma in the land. (later, much later)



ConverseFan
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Joined: 14 Jul 2019
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Posts: 86
Location: West Coast

01 Aug 2019, 1:12 am

What is your first name? Mike

Age: 18

Location: West Coast, prefer not to be specific

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, writing, horses, and tattoos

Why are you here? I have Autism Spectrum Disorder level 2

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): age 3,2004

Favorite subjects: World Religions and Writing

Year/Grade: 12th Grade

Favorite music: A lot of different genres, I love music

Books: Archie Comics, Aristotle And Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, The Goosebumps series, and a lot of things by Stephen King. I like reading but I am not good at English Class, I have a hard time with it.

TV shows/Movies: I don't really have a favorite one. I like so many

Instrument: I wish I could play the Saxophone but its hard

Do you like sports? If so, which ones?: I like horse back riding

Family: A mom and a dad, plus a younger sister who is 15 and does not have autism

Clothing: I like to wear comfortable things. I like sweat pants and jeans, hoodies, t shirts, and sneakers, specifically converse

How did you find this website? I was looking up things to better understand who I am

Job: I don't have one, I want to work though

Plans for the future? I want to graduate high school and maybe go to college

Any comments? I like that this website exists.



AutieKitty
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Joined: 1 Aug 2019
Gender: Female
Posts: 2
Location: USA, NY

01 Aug 2019, 8:52 pm

What is your first name? Theresa (or Tessa, for short)

Age: 31

Location: NY, USA

Hobbies and Interests: Video Games, Painting, Music (listening and making), Writing (mainly poetry), Comic Books, Crafts and DIY.

Why are you here? I'm looking to meet other autistic people and hopefully make some friends.

When were you diagnosed? I was diagnosed with autism at 29. I also have other mental health disorders.

Favorite subjects: ? I'm guessing this means in school? I liked Art, English and French.

Year/Grade: I'm not in school anymore. Thinking of going back to college though

Favorite music: Hard for me to decide. Right now, I'm really into Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Janelle Monae, Tessa Violet, Doja Cat, Sir Babygirl.... I have a lot of favorites. It's hard to say.

Books: I like mostly non-fiction books, especially about quantum physics. Also, I'm really into comic books, and have been recently getting into Manga

TV shows/Movies:Too many to decide

Instrument: Guitar and Mandolin

Do you like sports? Not really

Family: Two parents and a brother

Clothing: ? Whatever is comfortable

How did you find this website? Web Search

Job: I'm disabled

Plans for the future? Not sure. Hoping to start a YouTube channel and eventually sell some of my art

Any comments? nope



MamaFrankie5259
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Location: The High Coast, via Mullingar, Westmeath

02 Aug 2019, 2:29 pm

Update: I have 'adopted' my avatar as my surrogate big brother.


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livingwithautism
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Joined: 9 Sep 2015
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,040
Location: USA

02 Aug 2019, 9:49 pm

What is your first name? Laura

Age: 29

Location: Chicago

Hobbies and Interests: Bowling, swimming, psychopharmacology, autism, airplanes, video games, and TV

Why are you here? I have autism

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Classic Autism, Schizoaffective Disorder (Bipolar Type), ADHD, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Learning Disorder-NOS

Favorite subjects: N/A

Year/Grade: N/A

Favorite music: Classical and jazz

Books: DSM-III through DSM-5

TV shows/Movies: Thomas the Tank Engine, Tom and Jerry, The Good Doctor, Atypical, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Breaking Bad, and The Big Bang Theory

Instrument: Piano, organ, and bass

Do you like sports? Bowling and swimming

Family: Mom, Dad, 3 younger sisters, and 2 cats

Clothing: Casual and comfortable

How did you find this website? Google search

Job: Disabled

Plans for the future? No

Any comments?



Varax
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Joined: 5 Aug 2019
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Posts: 20
Location: NJ

05 Aug 2019, 9:51 am

What is your first name? Allison

Age: 31

Location: South Jersey

Hobbies and Interests: Gaming, creative activities, interests in psychology, science, politics, philosophy, economics, business, the occult, martial arts.

Why are you here? Make some friends, engaging and substantive conversation, support and learning more about my conditions.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD... within last 2 years...

Favorite subjects: Not in school

Year/Grade: I have a bachelor's degree.

Favorite music: Katy Perry, Night Club, Nox Arcana, Nightwish, Funker Vogt, Rammstein, P!nk, Grausame Toechter, AKB48, VNV Nation, Xandria, Gpkism, Gothminister and a lot of music from those associated genres

Books: 1984... I mostly read non-fiction books... when I can focus, which has been hardly lately

TV shows/Movies: DC stuff, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Star Trek, Farscape... spacing right now but there's a lot of others..

Instrument: no..

Do you like sports? Did Taekwondo collegiate level... I like football

Family: Older Brother, one parent close with other missing, my fiance and a lovely kitty cat. My partner is autistic.

Clothing: I like...black boots, lot of black, blue and red are good too. Scoop neck tops, leggings, leather.. really into goth/ military goth fashion.

How did you find this website? Google, I've known about if for years finally joined.

Job: "Order Processor"

Plans for the future? Just trying to get better every day... and not lose control.

Any comments? I hope I can find friends here and am trying to understand myself better so I can help others.



Amy Grace
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Joined: 16 Aug 2019
Posts: 2

17 Aug 2019, 7:37 am

What is your first name? Amy

Age: 15

Location: Cranleigh, England

Hobbies and Interests: reading, climbing, walking, skiing

Why are you here? I am autistic and dyspraxic. I want to make some friends with people who are like me.

When were you diagnosed?: autism : October 2018, dyspraxia : when I was about 4

Favorite subjects: religion and philosophy, French Spanish

Year/Grade: year 11

Favorite music: I don’t have a favourite type of music

Books: Harry Potter, divergent

TV shows/Movies: Harry Potter, divergent, Doctor Who

Instrument: I don’t play an instrument

Do you like sports? Some sports

Family: A mum and dad, a 13 year old non autistic brother

Clothing: I’m not sure what to say about my clothing

How did you find this website? I was having a look for websites with autistic people to make friends with.

Job: don’t have one yet

Plans for the future? Don’t have one

Any comments?



ZeroFactorial
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Joined: 18 Aug 2019
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Posts: 18
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

18 Aug 2019, 11:09 pm

:arrow: What is your first name? Öykü (I'm serious)

Age: 18 Years, 3 Months and 26 Days for Now

Location: Turkey

Hobbies and Interests: Math, Theorotical Physics, and Reading

Why are you here? Have a moderate case of developmental deficits within savant skills which couldn't be enlightened by the most enlightened professionals in the whole country (My guess is I have a rare genetic condition just like Auggie Pullman but without the facial disfigurement)

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Never

Favorite subjects: (I assume it's school subjects) Maths and Physics. Mostly maths.

Year/Grade: College Freshman as of September 2019.

Favorite music: Anything that's appealing.

Books: Wonder by R. J. Palacio and Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer Mccahon

TV shows/Movies: The Amazing World of Gumball for now. I'm pretty much random for the movies.

Instrument: Totally useless in music. My mom was in the choir and she's a great singer and I feel like I'm disappointing her.

Do you like sports? Not really.

Family: 11 year old brother and a single mom. (Parents separated after my brother was born)

Clothing: Everything that's wearable I guess? I literally look homeless.

How did you find this website? I knew its existence since a long ago.

Job: None but most likely will get when I move out for college.

Plans for the future? Become a big mathematician.

Any comments?



Mjlkk26
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Joined: 30 Aug 2019
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Posts: 9
Location: New Jersey

31 Aug 2019, 9:50 am

What is your first name? Michaela

Age: 20

Location: South Jersey

Hobbies and Interests: Psychology, The Sims, board games, The Big Bang Theory skateboarding, mentoring, dancing, bowling, and amusement parks (roller coasters).

Why are you here? I am here to meet some people with my condition and to find common interests among others.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): I was diagnosed with ASD level 1 at age 19. I also have dyspraxia (diagnosed at age 4), ADHD (age 7), generalized anxiety, persistent depressive disorder and executive functioning disorder.

Favorite subjects: Psychology

Year/Grade: Entering my junior year

Favorite music: Pop, 80s pop, 90s pop, and alternative music. Some of my favorite artists and groups are Lady Gaga, AJR, Green Day, Panic! At the Disco, and Kesha.

Books: I like a lot non- fiction books, especially those pertaining to autism and other mental health and neurological conditions

TV shows/Movies: AI, Pay it Forward, The Big Bang Theory, Atypical, Full House, Parenthood, The Good Doctor, The Middle, Young Sheldon, and Girls Incarcerated.

Instrument: piano and xylophone (a little)

Do you like sports? I like bowling and tennis

Family: Parents and a younger sister with autism (severe)

Clothing: Comfortable clothes and some floral

How did you find this website? Google,

Job: Teacher’s Assistant at a school for kids with emotional and behavioral diagnoses

Plans for the future? Be more independent, have a fulfilling career, be happy, have a family.

Any comments? I would like to meet people online so feel free to PM me if interested!


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Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 118 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 82 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie

AQ Score- 36 in 2013
35 in 2019


Bergendal
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Joined: 31 Aug 2019
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
Location: In the mountains

31 Aug 2019, 5:05 pm

What is your first name? Roland

Age: 30

Location: Europe

Hobbies and Interests: Physical Geography, Satellite Imaging, Soil Science, Forest and Vegetation Ecology, History

Why are you here? Writing with others having the same difficulties, recognition of similar questions.

When were you diagnosed?: age 22, Asperger's Syndrome

Favorite subjects: It's difficult to mention one. Of course those listed at hobby's and interests would apply here too. Geography in general, but the fields of science I wrote down are favorites. It's difficult however to exclude others. For me I think context and source matter.

Year/Grade: First year of MSc

Favorite music: Trance and sometimes Rock. Artists vary a bit. I like listening to radio and podcasts. Related to Trance there are some good radioshows on youtube, e.g. A State of Trance of Armin van Buuren. BBC world service has some great podcasts.

Books: Over the past years I'm trying to read more classics in world litterature. Recently 'Stoner' by John Williams, and these days Watt of Sam Beckett. Some authors I enjoyed were Chaim Potok and Saul Bellow. Non fiction books of recent days I enjoyed were Behave of Robert Sapolsky, and Danube of Claudio Magris. It depends on my mindset what and wether I read.

TV shows/Movies: I'm not too much into films or series. I like documentaries, and some detectives such as Lewis.

Instrument: None, piano untill age 15

Do you like sports? Not very much. Was never good at them, and seldom watch them.

Family: Alone in student housing.

Clothing: Irrelevant question.

How did you find this website? After diagnosis

Job: Parttime job next to studies

Plans for the future? Not yet

Any comments? Feel free to ask!



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Age: 42
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Location: Western Australia

03 Sep 2019, 10:16 pm

What is your first name? Zanne

Age:42

Location: An hour south of Perth, Western Australia

Hobbies and Interests: Japanese braiding, origami, reading, walking when the weather is good, the weather

Why are you here? Because there's so much that's interesting to read and see (photos)

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder):ADHD in 2004, autism in 2005

Favorite subjects: They were English and Science. I didn't get far in school

Year/Grade: Bachelor of Psychology

Favorite music: At the moment, Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Metallica

Books: Anything by Tamora Pierce, Trudi Canavan, Elizabeth Moon and Anne McCaffrey

TV shows/Movies: At the moment watching some old Doctor Who, also enjoy The X Files, The Orville, The Good Doctor, anything Star Trek and Star Wars.

Instrument: Used to play the trumpet in primary school, that was a very long time ago

Do you like sports? Will watch field hockey with my flatmate, watch tennis every now and then

Family: I don't live with my family but I have: Mum and stepdad, three sisters and their offspring, 7 nieces and nephews. Also my Dad who I see sometimes. No one is autistic but me

Clothing: Comfort over style. It's early spring here so I'm wearing pants (not jeans), a t-shirt and a hoodie on top

How did you find this website? A Google search for an autism forum

Job: I volunteer at the Salvos at the moment, two days a week, hoping to get a casual job soon

Plans for the future? To earn money

Any comments? I may not post much but I read a lot here



larsenjw922862
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Joined: 24 Aug 2019
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 39
Location: Seattle, Washington

06 Sep 2019, 10:30 pm

I don't know why I didn't post in this thread before, but I will now:

What is your first name? Jason

Age: 32

Location: Seattle, Washington

Hobbies and Interests: Game shows, going places, talking to people, being conventional

Why are you here? I have Asperger's and want to get support from other people like myself

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Age 10, circa 1996

Favorite subjects: Not in school

Year/Grade: Not in school

Favorite music: Classical, jazz, rock and roll, pop

Books: None

TV shows/Movies: None

Instrument: Piano, guitar

Do you like sports? No

Family: My mom, my aunts and uncles and a whole lot of cousins

Clothing: Casual, but formal when the situation calls for it

How did you find this website? An old social worker of mine told me about it

Job: Quality Assurance Representative for an outsourcing company

Plans for the future? Thriving in the present

Any comments? As long as there is no drama on this site, I will enjoy being here.


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07 Sep 2019, 12:10 am

^^^welcome to our club, Larsen 8) you will quickly learn which dramatic subforums to avoid.



DeepBlueSouth
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Joined: 27 Aug 2019
Age: 34
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Location: NW Georgia, USA

07 Sep 2019, 3:46 am

What is your first name? My given name is Devin, but I go by 'Hank'. People remember it more easily and can always spell it right.

Age: 35 in July

Location: A half-hour southwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee in Northwestern Georgia USA, but I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana

Hobbies and Interests: meteorology, writing, indoor horticulture, landscape gardening, lite carpentry, bead jewelry making, nutrition, cooking, bartending, geology, music, comedy, anthropolgy, history, meeting new people, sightseeing, short range hiking....

Why are you here?
To meet new people, both within my country and abroad, and to gain more insight into AS culture.

When were you diagnosed? 2014, at 29 years old. Was previously misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder (largely due to PTSD and related depression stemming from childhood sexual assault from an estranged family member).

Favorite subjects: English, History, and Science.

Year/Grade: Graduated with an Associates of Arts in Film and TV Production in 2004.

Favorite music: Classic Rock, Punk Rock, Jazz, Trip Hop, and Oldies.

Books: Mostly Classical lit, SciFi, and Fantasy. Brian Lee O'Malley (of Scott Pilgrim series fame) has rekindled my interest in comics and graphic novels lately.

TV shows/Movies: Animation, comedy, sitcoms, BBC... science, history documentaries.... To many to list here.

Instrument: I sing very well, but only play the harmonica. Want to learn guitar.

Do you like sports? While I try to work out a bit to stay in shape, I don't play sports. I enjoy watching American pro and collegiate football, soccer, and enjoy the Olympic games tremendously.

Family: I live with my Mom. We have family far south in Louisiana, but neither of us are close with any of them. We suspect that mom could also be an Aspergerian. She has tremendous social phobia and trouble maintaining friendships or relationships, as do I.

Clothing: It's extremely hot here until autumn, so I'm usually wearing a t-shirt and lite jogging shorts. I can't wait to wear jeans and over shirts and coats again. I love cold weather the best. Makes me feel awake and alive.

How did you find this website?
Actually, a Wiki search for histrionic personality disorder. A TV show mentioned that, which led to reading about psychology, which led me to reading about AS, which led me here.

Job: I was a bartender at a blue collar neighborhood tavern in East Ridge, Tennessee until it closed recently for renovations and got sold. I am taking time off to do minor renovations on my mother's house as she plans to retire and sell the place to relocate out of the area.

Plans for the future?
I am moving to Northwest Oregon with my mother in Spring of 2020. It will be the second time up there for me, but this time, I'm staying put.

Any comments?
I apoligize for not formally introducing myself here sooner. I have already found that I enjoy the conversation (and people) here far more than any other social media platform I've used. Glad to be here!


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07 Sep 2019, 3:55 am

^^^yay another one gets on the bus :alien:
a tip- if you wanna learn guitar, be easy on your fingertips and start on a classical model with nylon strings, trust me your fingertips will thank you.