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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Teen MS-13 member charged with strangling autistic woman

Posted: Today, 3:19 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 119


regardless of cause or motivation nobody deserves to die like that. If she was "in the wrong place" does that mean she deserved that? No matter where or what time of day, nobody deserves to be murdered.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's the oldest memory that you have?

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 9:06 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 762


as a small infant in my crib woke up screaming, I had been dreaming something had hold of me and was dragging me away, turns out I had grasped my own ear and was pulling on it as hard as I could as I dreamed. I remember being amazed and looking at my hand, flexing the fingers open and closed. This w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic Trait? Or Symptom of Sexual Abuse?

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 9:02 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 390


trauma response/anxiety due to trauma being autistic makes it harder for us to understand all the surrounding "whys" when we are kids, diagnosis at age 68 finally gave me the clues I needed to start unraveling trauma and abuse from before I could speak. Self care always first. Therapy migh...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disappearing, Weakening symptoms of Autism

Posted: 23 Jan 2023, 6:24 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 334


life experience can help give us insights and we can learn to cope and adapt as we grow older. I think the neurological setup we were given at birth does not change but we learn how to use new tools /ways to do things and understand many things better as we age. I still have autism, but I am not the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tendency to suffer more from Anxiety and Depression

Posted: 23 Jan 2023, 6:21 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 455


had anxiety and depression all my life due to combo of autism sensory processing problems and misunderstanding everything plus trauma and abuse before I could even speak (as an infant til about age 30). I got diagnosis as autistic at age 68 and suddenly could make sense of so much of my past. I have...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people too often think that we would be good at...?

Posted: 23 Jan 2023, 6:13 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 215


people do "assume" things about not just autism but many other things as well. Lots of stereotyping, classifying, labeling goes on in the world. I am old and have learned over that time not to pay attention to it. Most of us(humans) don't fit the labels other people try to give us over alm...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi. I'm unsure, does this sound like autism?

Posted: 22 Jan 2023, 2:27 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 309


look for the DSM V description of autism behaviors /struggles, Read up on Lorna wing and the "diagnostic triad" of autism. Sounds like it to me. Welcome to the club!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Apparently Ultrasound causes autism now.

Posted: 22 Jan 2023, 2:23 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 302


so my great great grandmother had an ultrasound before she was born in 1854? My grandmother had one when she was born in 1902? My mother in 1929? when exactly was ultrasound actually used for pregnancy diagnostics? Seems as if it is in my memory ( born 1951 and I don't think they used it on my mothe...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: I'm afraid I've lost it

 Post subject: Re: I'm afraid I've lost it
Posted: 21 Jan 2023, 7:21 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 403


the future is always scary, cut yourself some slack and do your best self care as you sort it out. Knowing our diagnosis gives us new ways to look at just about everything in our lives and helps us see where we can make adjustments to make things every day "go better" As you sort it out, t...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Just got diagnosed

 Post subject: Re: Just got diagnosed
Posted: 21 Jan 2023, 7:18 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 152


its such a relief to get the information diagnosis gives us. It gives us a new way to see "old things" and gives us more power to make changes in our lives that can help us do better each day. here's best wishes for the best life ever, going forward with new understanding and finding the b...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Anyone just fancy a natter?

Posted: 21 Jan 2023, 6:59 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 619


welcome, glad you are with us. Hope you find what you are looking for!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi was just diagnosed

 Post subject: Re: Hi was just diagnosed
Posted: 21 Jan 2023, 6:57 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 274


welcome! this is a great place to get insights and explanations, the combined experiences of lifetimes living with ASD offers a great resource for those of us "new to the game". I was diagnosed very late in life and found it a huge relief to finally have an answer to so many of the painful...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Adison Smith - "Duck Defender"

Posted: 20 Jan 2023, 6:15 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 148


thats wonderful. I kept ducks for years, would still have them but have moved to town. I identify with this lady
thanks for this article!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: I'm new here!

 Post subject: Re: I'm new here!
Posted: 20 Jan 2023, 6:13 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 683


welcome!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New here, thought I'd say 'Hi'

Posted: 20 Jan 2023, 6:11 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 414


welcome! glad you are with us!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have YOU been accused of microaggressions??

Posted: 20 Jan 2023, 6:09 am 

Replies: 145
Views: 3,215


From a very early age I was told I was deliberately doing wrong things in order to aggravate, incite, annoy, etc. I never understood what family members were talking about. You did that deliberately, you hurt my feelings, you made me mad (everything in the family dynamic was my fault) see scapegoati...
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