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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: “for me, being autistic is brilliant, not a burden”

Posted: Yesterday, 1:34 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 97

From my perspective, to call an autistic person autistic is to identify a trait differentiating [us] from equals. I am a (graying) blond person. I am a blue-eyed person. I am an autistic person. Person first language to me is what you would use to describe an affliction. Person with autism. Person w...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Is it true that nine inches will please a lady?

Posted: Yesterday, 1:23 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 190

Sex is like pizza.

When it is good, it is great.

When it is not so good, it's still pizza!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does This Count as a Diagnosis? Does It Even Matter?

Posted: Yesterday, 1:20 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,093

...this time she said a lot of what we discussed sounded like autism, but she doesn't think I would have gotten this far in life if that was the case... I think they just established that they do not know what they are talking about. Autism is a S p e c t r u m . Some people get milder symptoms, so...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: AS-Wife wants to move out. NT Husband+2 Kids

Posted: 04 Feb 2023, 1:46 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 308

Vaya con Dios, Mark.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Dating/Matchmaking Services

Posted: 04 Feb 2023, 1:43 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 279

I would suggest that you take a look at the already-existing dating services for autistic people, which I listed in another thread here . At least one of them, Uneepi, offers some kind of coaching service too, if I'm not mistaken. But, from what I've heard, all these dating apps have one big proble...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: AS-Wife wants to move out. NT Husband+2 Kids

Posted: 03 Feb 2023, 11:43 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 308

Of course she doesn't want a divorce. She wants to have her cake and eat it too. She gets to have all of the freedoms and accommodations you provide her with and still deny deny deny she has ASD. Maybe you should take her at her word and not treat her like a delicate flower who has a problem she can...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Dating/Matchmaking Services

 Post subject: Dating/Matchmaking Services
Posted: 03 Feb 2023, 10:08 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 279

What considerations would you have as a potential client of a dating/matchmaking service for adult autistics? This service would include dating coaching if desired. There would be fees payable. I ask on my own initiative after learning of such a proposed project about which I have been asked to give...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Borderline Personality Disorder

Posted: 02 Feb 2023, 5:12 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 161

My 32 year old daughter has BPD. Combined with depression an eating disorders, she has been to hell and back. Thankfully she is doing much better as a result of a new psychiatrist finally getting the medication mix for her mental illnesses correct. I took a twelve week course last fall for folks who...

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

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 9:32 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,150

Who is "You," given undoubtedly everyone on WP would agree that autistic persons experience autism with different levels of severity?

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Where can I meet someone to date?

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 8:09 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 437

At church.

I am serious. At church.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: How do you think slavery arose?

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 11:35 am 

Replies: 72
Views: 1,845

Up until about two hundred years ago (that's being generous, I think), life was cheap.

In most of world today, it is still the case that life is cheap.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Would I be happier having done something society expects ?

Posted: 26 Jan 2023, 8:29 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 578

Have you ever had a partner? If society expects you to have a partner, and you in fact get a partner, you might well be happier than you are today, with no partner. And if society expects you to have children, and you in fact have children, you might well be happier than you are today, with no partn...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: A possible perk of being a gay male

Posted: 26 Jan 2023, 8:24 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 105

I'm not sure why this is an Adult Autism Issue.

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

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 5:08 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,434

Being in the hospital to have an operation on a hernia in my bellybutton area. I was not yet 3 years old.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: What Am I Even Supposed To Do To?

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 3:48 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 2,999

Your new job might improve your luck on dating apps too, at least a little bit. In any case, it's great to hear that you got that job! Thanks! Yes, a casino job will give you lots and lots of opportunities to meet people. But be careful. Does the casino have a code of conduct regarding social inter...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Some people don't like wearing glasses socially

Posted: 23 Jan 2023, 5:33 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,050

I've never minded wearing glasses publicly. While I met my first wife, when I didn't need glasses, I wore glasses with all the women I date after my first marriage. I think I look at bit younger without them. I wear glasses because i am near-sighted, but I take them off and leave them off for long p...
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