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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you sit still?

 Post subject: Re: Can you sit still?
Posted: 41 minutes ago 

Replies: 9
Views: 157

According to my cat, I cannot. She will sit in my husband's lap - b/c it stays in one place for a sufficient period of time. Not mine. That said, I can do hours and hours of genealogy at the computer but I am up and down and all around. I was diagnosed ASD and not ADHD b/c I sat like a statue for my...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Diagnosed about two hours ago

Posted: Today, 9:47 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 811

Sharon, I deleted everything above your question - not because I wasn't interested in it; quite the opposite, and I'd like to thank you for sharing so much of yourself. I just wanted to isolate your question... I do that also in my responses. My health is better than it has ever been, thank you. La...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Diagnosed about two hours ago

Posted: Yesterday, 9:19 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 811

^^ Kudos for getting through it!! Phew!! Are you glad? (in my 40s I was able to say for myself that I was) Lumping on. In my late 40s, I was diagnosed mild to moderate (1 to 2) and outwardly appear as 1 (mostly... I have moments). The 2 didn't surprise me after I read through my old letters and eval...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: word association game

 Post subject: Re: word association game
Posted: 20 Oct 2021, 9:51 am 

Replies: 72,930
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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Personal: Lack of diagnosis in girls

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 9:16 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 574

^^ Thanks for the shared experience. So much for preventative healthcare. :( Just in the past week school demands have increased and my daughter's acute anxiety is manifesting more. Soon the healthcare providers will be able to "see" it. Will the tip of the iceberg be sufficient? (Despite ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does it sound like I'll be okay? What should I do?

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 4:25 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 266

Ideally you could find a part-time job that fits your skills and energy profile (minimize or eliminate freak outs). Definitely use your resources, as you are doing, and continue to find more as needed. As I started adulting, life was really hard for me and I was suicidal also. I had a cousin (who al...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Should you get retested for autism?

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 4:16 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 489

It seems Autism is an umbrella for so much. I would bet that I could qualify as mildly to severely ADHD, OCD, CAPD (auditory), RSD (rejection), etc. if we looked at all of them. If I had my way (and money) I would do so, for fun. As you may know or have experienced, IQ "drops" with poor co...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Personal: Lack of diagnosis in girls

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 3:36 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 574

^^ Thank you. The hurdle is internal in part: when and how to take the next step. There are two universities I could check; thanks for the tip. My daughter (as did I and my mother and grandmother) presents as the well-behaved, outstanding student described in the NASEN link I included previously. Sh...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Women only: What age did you discover you were autistic?

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 3:09 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,821

^^ You pulled yourself up by your bootstraps!! ! :wink:

I'm glad life is improving for you! I'm approaching 50 and it's still difficult at times (two young children, work, ASD), but it is so much better than my 20s/30s. Phew.


 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Personal: Lack of diagnosis in girls

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 9:59 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 574

Why do you need support ? Does she have friends? Not get involved in conflicts? Is she learning? Asking for help? Does she talk? Can’t you go speak to a gp? Just cause you have it doesn’t mean she does? My dad has brown eyes and I have blue.. you have it and are fine so ... is she failing school an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult diagnosis disadavantages

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 6:27 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 730

^^ Hear, hear!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Diagnosed about two hours ago

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 6:23 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 811

Congratulations!! !! ! (seriously) Welcome.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Diagnosed in the mid-90s?

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 6:18 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 455

^^ Similar (ideation in my case). In the 90s I was in so much pain (anxiety?) and simply wanted relief. At 6 I hoped to meet elves, at 10 I hoped aliens would take me away. By 20 I was self-harming (unofficial reports say 75% to 90% of "high functioning" women do). When my favorite cousin ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you want to know what gene(s) caused your autism?

Posted: 13 Oct 2021, 10:17 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 466

I find this interesting: My family is mix and match R us. My mom is ASD w/ avoidance, my dad is NT w/ anxiety * I am ASD w/ anxiety. Woo-hoo the best of both worlds! Hahahahaha. * my sister is NT w/ avoidance I am ASD w/ anxiety, my husband is NT w/ avoidance * our daughter is ASD w/ avoidance * our...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and PTSD: Similarities and Differences

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 11:18 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 221

In my case the ASD came first then the trauma from that. Albeit when my ASD-like mom burnt out, I was neglected. Some examples of ASD first: as a teenager I ran into a spider web full in the face and had a meltdown. Rather than my family supporting me I was ridiculed and outcast. As a young adult I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and Cluster B families

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 10:57 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 377

Here's a theory: Sensitive people are more susceptible to disorders and the environment is the trigger. I would bet if my ASD-like grandmother had not been abused she wouldn't have had a psychotic break or if my ASD-like mother had not been abused she wouldn't have manifested Narcissism. I had enou...
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