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25 Nov 2008, 8:33 am

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perhaps an NLD section in this forum should be established.


Yay! That would be awesome! But then again, there aren't sub-forums for ADHD, Tourette's etc., so maybe it wouldn't be fair.

Maybe there could be an NLD sticky thread (like the "Special Silent Forum" in the Haven)- that would be something.


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25 Nov 2008, 2:05 pm

I'd love that. Though I don't think there are enough NLDers for a forum or even a sticky... :(


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25 Nov 2008, 2:52 pm

well maybe no section but at least some way to know that NLD people are welcome as well. It says wrongplanet.net in big letters at the top.
It says under that ,"The online resource and community for Autism and Asperger's".
Perhaps it should say related conditions.
When I first was researching all this I didn't know that AS and NLD were that similar.
Guessing not everyone with NLD knows that.
People with NLD don't have as many resources as Aspies too. websites, meetup groups etc. not in the DSM IV
People with NLD need something like this.


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-as of now official dx is ADHD (inattentive type) but said ADD (314.00) on the dx paper, PDD-NOS and was told looks like I have NLD


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25 Nov 2008, 3:01 pm

I agree with every word. I think Alex should include NLD: "The online resource and community for Autism, Asperger's, NLD and related conditions".


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25 Nov 2008, 3:19 pm

Good question..my son was initially diagnosed with NVLD and then given an additional diagnosis of AS.



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29 Jun 2010, 3:32 pm

Greentea wrote:
Why is it that social isolation increases with age for NLDers?


I think it does not have to be necessarily so!
Social isolation is something like a downward spiral - to be avoided!!
I was much more isolated in my late teens and up to age 30 than I am now at 47.
As long as I didn't know about my condition - and only thought I was maybe stupid, lazy - and in any case a disappointment for my mother, I tended to avoid people.
Since I know what is "wrong" with me - and that it is not anything to be ashamed of - I have been more outgoing, not all the time doubleguessing myself and my reactions ...

I sincerely hope that social isolation will decrease for you!! (If you suffer from loneliness).
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19 Sep 2010, 5:29 pm

The Invisible Disability | Scholastic.com
Students with a type of disability commonly known as a nonverbal learning disability? (NVLD, or sometimes NLD) have a unique set of academic strengths and ...
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06 Dec 2012, 1:18 pm

LostInSpace wrote:
Greentea wrote:
Why is it that social isolation increases with age for NLDers?


I don't know, but I've seen this mentioned in multiple places, along with a tendency to withdraw from social interaction as one gets older. Given that it seems like secondary emotional problems like anxiety and depression are more common in NLDers, I wonder if it is related to that. It could also be the result of repeated rejection by peers, or some combination (this is probably most likely). Probably some of the social isolation is external (people not wanting to be around him/her), but I bet a large part of it is self-induced due to emotional factors. If being around other people is hard, it makes sense to seek refuge in solitude.


Does "older" mean like from childhood to teenager years or like from 20's on?



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08 Dec 2012, 3:17 am

I don't remember what I was like as a child but my mom told me I never crawled as a baby but pulled myself across the carpet and that I didn't walk until I was 16 months old. Apparently I also walked around in circles continiously and would purposely run into walls with a blanket wrapped around my head.

The only things I do remember is running back and forth lost in my own little world and extreme hand flapping/hand wringing. I don't do the hand flapping anymore but I catch myself wringing my hands and I don't run/walk back and forth in my own little world either. Somehow I don't think those are related to NVLD even though the clinical psychologist I saw diagnosed me with it and no one in my family even mentioned those specific things to him to think of another diagnosis other than NVLD.



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08 Dec 2012, 1:08 pm

Didn't there used to be a sticky thread about NLD for a long time?What happened to it?

I'm another one with NVLD and AS. I do relate to a lot of threads on this site because sensory issues (sensory overload) have been the bane of my existence for as long as I can remember and I have a rather unfortunate stim that gets me in trouble. Still I do have lots of other problems in addition to what's discussed here (yaaay-I get extras) like problems with understanding graphs and maps and directions and being able to do physical mechanical things ect.