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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is It Better To Receive/ Not To Receive An Autism Diagnosis

Posted: Yesterday, 1:14 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 155

I think whether it is better, or not, to receive an Autism Diagnosis can vary from individual to individual. Someone needing medical intervention or formal accommodations needs a formal diagnosis. Milder cases, however, might be better off getting a diagnosis later in life, after they have accumulat...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post a blatant lie

 Post subject: Re: Post a blatant lie
Posted: 02 Feb 2023, 10:42 pm 

Replies: 18,395
Views: 588,504

Phil was delicious!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "How People with Autism Forge Friendships"

Posted: 02 Feb 2023, 6:35 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 82

Scientific American, attributed to Spectrum : " How People with Autism Forge Friendships " From the very first recorded cases of autism, scientists have recognized that a lack of social interaction is a central part of the condition. In his 1943 paper, Leo Kanner described one autistic gir...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did my Autism Eval - waiting for results

Posted: 02 Feb 2023, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 88

Congratulations on getting a professional assessment!

I hope you get a diagnosis you believe and like.

And, if so, I kind of hope you get some champagne, too!

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Emergence of a Deadly Coronavirus

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 6:35 pm 

Replies: 8,306
Views: 189,314

Yahoo!, attributed The New York Times: " Deer Could Be a Reservoir of Old Coronavirus Variants, Study Suggests " The alpha and gamma variants of the coronavirus continued to circulate and evolve in white-tailed deer, even after they stopped spreading widely among people, a new study sugges...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism May Increase the Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 302

I have cardiac issues but the cardiologists say the one that required surgery was congenital...and it may have caused other issues. So, in my case, I don't know whether my cardiac issues are related to Autism, or not. But I'm pretty sure Autism made my life more stressful and is likely to cause ongo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: you say theres no severity levels with autism but

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 1:54 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 960

Joe90 wrote:
I don't seem to have any of those levels. Does it mean I don't have autism? :scratch:
Would an unbiased outside observer agree that you do not have any of those levels?

When I was growing up I had no idea I was "different". Apparently other people could see it, though.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: I'm Scott and am new here.

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 1:42 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 82

Welcome to WP! I hope you find kindred spirits here.

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

 Post subject: Re: Hi was just diagnosed
Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 9:43 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 535

Chrees, Welcome to WP! I agree, it is wonderful to finally know what is wrong with everyone.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Classified documents found in Pence’s home

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 4:15 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,043

Yahoo!, attributed to Daily Beast: " Retired Air Force Intel Boss Caught With Hundreds of Top Secret Docs at Home " Amid seemingly endless revelations of classified government files turning up at the homes of certain sitting and former U.S. presidents (as well as veeps), a high-ranking Air...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Today Show’ article about “Autism Wars”

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 10:57 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 2,603

Until A u t i s m S p e c t r u m d i f f e r e n c e s can be reliably diagnosed with more precision I think it important to not over-generalize. Some o n t h e S p e c t r u m get along just fine. They might be "different" but they are educated and have good jobs. And some marry. Some ha...

 Forum: discussion   Topic: MODERATOR ATTENTION: How to get help when you need it

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 10:40 am 

Replies: 309
Views: 18,918

Wrong thread?

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: new book

 Post subject: Re: new book
Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 5:44 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 314

Amazon characterizes it as "notes on autism & autistics in a neurotypical world".

Maybe it should be under "General Autism Discussion" or "In-Depth Adult Life Discussion"?

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: TV Episodes You Have Just Watched

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 5:39 pm 

Replies: 5,666
Views: 158,776

We recently completed watching the first season of: Astrid et Raphaëlle [2019–?]. Astrid It is in French but one of our local stations broadcast it with English subtitles. It is about an Autistic woman, "Astrid Nielsen" (played by Sara Mortensen...

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

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 2:16 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 657

Do you get a gold certificate with a diagnosis? I didn't get any kind of certificate. :( I wish I had! Even a paper certificate would've been nice. As it is all I got was a twelve-page "Psychological Evaluation" that contains enough personal information that I would prefer not...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello everyone.

 Post subject: Re: Hello everyone.
Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 10:42 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 255

Welcome to WP! I hope you find it to be an interesting distraction...but I guess you should make the course a higher priority...
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