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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: How to be

 Post subject: How to be
Posted: Yesterday, 8:33 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 33


I’m looking for myself; have you seen me, perchance? I feel like one wrong word choice and I’m going to be crucified as a result of this post. As a result, I’m afraid. Going to post anyway; please be gentle. I am 56 years old and was diagnosed autism level 2, one week ago today. In order to survive,...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Has a teacher ridiculed you for asking too many questions?

Posted: Yesterday, 8:08 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 690


I attended kindergarten in a small town and the teacher just loved on me from day one. Then we moved and I started first grade in a new school. Because of the move, I began classes two weeks late. Even if I hadn't been 'different', in the two weeks that I missed, the social hierarchy had already bee...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Pornography

 Post subject: Re: Pornography
Posted: Yesterday, 6:54 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 129


kraftiekortie wrote:
People have sex in nursing homes all the time.


I did NOT need to picture that... erase, erase, erase :wink:

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: 12-Stepping with ASD

 Post subject: Re: 12-Stepping with ASD
Posted: Yesterday, 6:49 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 75


Wow! Thanks AngelL for this thread and everyone for the posts. This really speaks to me. Feels a bit awkward accepting thanks for posting in a desperate act of self-preservation, but I'll accept yours if you accept mine for weighing in! :) I realize that I spent ages desperately trying to fix mysel...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Pornography

 Post subject: Re: Pornography
Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 5:46 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 129


My opinion can certainly be attacked readily, I know; but it is just that - an opinion. I managed a strip club (The Showboat - Fairbanks, AK) many years ago. I realize it's not the same thing exactly, but we had girls working there who had come from the industry and some that later left the club to ...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: 12-Stepping with ASD

 Post subject: Re: 12-Stepping with ASD
Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 1:19 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 75


babybird wrote:
Yeah you're right. I dissociate so I quickly switch when my emotions run high so maybe that's why I was a bit insensitive with that one.


No worries - I get it (I have dissociative identity disorder). Let me just set this here... ~hugs~ ...in the event you'll accept. :)

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: 12-Stepping with ASD

 Post subject: Re: 12-Stepping with ASD
Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 1:17 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 75


Turns out, I was wrong. Autism level 2, and not by a little bit - this isn't a borderline case. In fact, the psychologist explained, diagnostically I'm actually closer to level 1, than I am to level 3 (previously known as Aspergers). Perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but I was under the impression (not...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: 12-Stepping with ASD

 Post subject: Re: 12-Stepping with ASD
Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 12:36 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 75


If you don't like pumpkin pie then just don't eat it. Right - I haven't. You can sit there and pick your life apart for the next fifty years if you like but what a waste of time that would be. The examined life is not worth living? Might be a book in that. Anger about the authorities who missed you...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Interview the person below you

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 11:06 am 

Replies: 61,168
Views: 1,488,449


1. The squirrel that lives close and stops in to visit and get treats every day. He's started coming a few inches in the door when I leave it open to let me know he's here.
2. Mountain lion.
3. Alicorns!

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 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Interview the person below you

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 8:31 am 

Replies: 61,168
Views: 1,488,449


What is your favorite tree and why? Well, it's definitely NOT my family tree... As far as type goes, I'm a big fan of flowering trees like flowering dogwoods, almond blossoms, etc. However, while I know it wasn't the point of the question, my favorite tree is the one I visit on my daily walk in the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult diagnosis disadavantages

Posted: 18 Oct 2021, 8:18 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 678


"a man in shrinkwrap" Look at me Do you see a difference? Neither do I And yet I’m cut off by invisible walls Walls I can’t see or feel or hear But once in a while I just know that they’re there A film over existence Keeping me away Alone (without you) In a bubble (without me) Closed off ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult diagnosis disadavantages

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 8:42 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 678


But it is misleading in that if a person is diagnosed late like myself, they probably have milder symptoms & can pass as NT to strangers & even employers. Anyone under 40 in the US / Europe that have not been picked up by parents or school are almost certainly going to be Asperger’s as oppo...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: 12-Stepping with ASD

 Post subject: Re: 12-Stepping with ASD
Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 7:36 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 75


Browneyedgirlslowingdown: Your post was an incredibly powerful read for me. Resonance everywhere. I too have attended ACOA and have the books; though I too, have stepped back. I currently attend NA meetings, but for very different reasons than most. I am an addict, but have gone years without meetin...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: 12-Stepping with ASD

 Post subject: Re: 12-Stepping with ASD
Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 3:27 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 75


I'm going to allow you both a momentary peek inside my head. I read both of your responses - both of GadgetGuru's, along with browneyedgirl's, sat back, let them settle, and then thought, "Oh look, I found my peeps." Gadget Guru: I too was self-diagnosed up until a few days ago. At 56 year...

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

Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 2:40 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 508


I just wanted to say that even though I am not popping in here every time someone posts with a 'thank you', I appreciate the support and each and every comment. A lot. :heart:

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: 12-Stepping with ASD

 Post subject: 12-Stepping with ASD
Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 11:25 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 75


Hello. I have been attending twelve step meetings for some time and have about thirty years clean. I've been autistic for three days. Okay, not really - that was a bit of a joke, but I was diagnosed three days ago. Yesterday, I was stunned by the realization that the diagnosis has changed just about...
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