Feedback requested from professional experiences with HFA.

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11 Jul 2019, 6:20 pm

Anybody with professional experiences with HFA colleagues, clients, friends?

Any professionals such as therapists, counselors, advisors, agencies e.g., AANE experienced with HFA?

As a person with HFA, I've long related to people who are both thoughtful people both outside, and within their professional settings. I've also found settings with impartiality, and objectivity to offer a guidance of sorts.

Being 'The Social Skills & Making Friends Forum' here on WrongPlanet (WP), I've advocated enlisting people experienced with HFA (that is professional experiences AND/OR personal experiences with HFA) to help those with HFA in developing friendships.

From my own personal experiences, practice through small-talk (as well as osmosis gleaned from people watching - for lack of a better term) might boost confidence in developing friendships. Yet, actually finding that awesome facilitator experienced with HFA proves elusive.

The (AANE) Autism Asperger NEtwork appears "ahead of the curve" in understanding the challenges facing HFA. Can AANE add to this discussion thread?

Can those with professional experiences with HFA encourage a much needed healthy dynamic here on WrongPlanet (WP)? As many of us on the Autism Spectrum use WP as a rough guide of sorts, professional contributions here on WP might boost both personal growth, as well encouraging more people to seek professional resources.



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11 Jul 2019, 7:28 pm

JustFoundHere wrote:
... Can those with professional experiences with HFA encourage a much needed healthy dynamic here on WrongPlanet (WP)? ...
So far, any attempts to "encourage a healthy dynamic" on this website by well-meaning HFA professionals are soon overwhelmed by trolls who derail threads by either (1) politicizing the topics, (2) interjecting their particular style of bigotry and prejudice, or (3) expressing their own unrelenting misery and frustration with society. Sometimes all at once.


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12 Jul 2019, 12:59 pm

Any experiences with the Asperger Autism NEtwork (AANE)?

Again, AANE appears "ahead of the curve" in understanding the challenges facing HFA.



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12 Jul 2019, 1:47 pm

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Any experiences with the Asperger Autism NEtwork (AANE)? ...
None. But if you are trying to sneak in an advertisement for another website, you should know that it is considered "Spamming" and is therefor against the rules.


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12 Jul 2019, 8:47 pm

The purpose of this discussion thread is to encourage people who had professional experiences with HFA clients. For example, an awesome NT who guided a friend/colleague with HFA into TECH. occupations; in short an awesome NT who is that quality person both inside, and outside of professional settings!

The other example are any professionals such as therapists, counselors, advisors, agencies experienced with the challenges of HFA. There is much interest in the Asperger Autism NEtwork's (AANE) experiences here on WP.

Such a diversity of professional / personal experiences are sorely needed here on WP - and deserve to be heard!

Please refrain for posting inappropriate comments - so as not to discourage those of us who are interested in making useful contributions to WP and HFA resources!!