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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: often make grammatical mistakes when speaking?

Posted: 15 Jun 2022, 3:28 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 553


Dear all, I'm wondering does anyone else find that they often make grammatical mistakes, or the order of words in a sentence comes out wrong, when speaking? I find this happens when I'm speaking, even when I know the concept I want to get across, and even if I am speaking relatively slowly. It's qui...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Frustrated Because Nobody Thinks I Have Autism

Posted: 07 May 2022, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,957


Please also don't see yourself as defective or a loser in any way. Tony Atwood says he tries to help autistic people see themself as a 'first class autistic person' instead of a 'second class neurotypical person'. Being autistic means that one's neurological makeup probably makes some things difficu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Frustrated Because Nobody Thinks I Have Autism

Posted: 07 May 2022, 1:09 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,957


Dear NoClueWhoIAm, I think my son is very like you. He had to go through several tough years of primary school before he was diagnosed, when he was very stressed and often upset, and teachers at the school didn't realise he was autistic and thought he was being naughty. Last year he was diagnosed as...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Frustrated Because Nobody Thinks I Have Autism

Posted: 06 May 2022, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,957


Also always love the posts by autisticelders.. .and many others here too, too many to mention!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Frustrated Because Nobody Thinks I Have Autism

Posted: 06 May 2022, 3:01 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,957


Just want to say that I also always think the posts by kraftiekortie are so kind and thoughtful. It's people like this that set a wondeful tone at WP.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Single Parenting

 Post subject: Re: Single Parenting
Posted: 06 May 2022, 2:57 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 8,806


Dear IsabellaLinton, Yes I did think a lot about a diagnosis, but decided in the end that I'd prefer to focus my time and energies on my son. I think going through a diagnosis would take up a lot of emotional energy and thought. Also, I think that reading books like Tony Atwood's "The Complete ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: When to tell your child

 Post subject: Re: When to tell your child
Posted: 06 May 2022, 2:41 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,928


That sounds so much fun at the youth club munstead, and well done to you for volunteering, I wish I had time for something like that. I love the idea of passing on life hacks. I'd love to hear some of your life hacks (that would be a great thread for this forum, for people to share their life hacks,...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: When to tell your child

 Post subject: Re: When to tell your child
Posted: 06 May 2022, 2:41 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,928


That sounds so much fun at the youth club munstead, and well done to you for volunteering, I wish I had time for something like that. I love the idea of passing on life hacks. I'd love to hear some of your life hacks (that would be a great thread for this forum, for people to share their life hacks,...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: When to tell your child

 Post subject: Re: When to tell your child
Posted: 05 May 2022, 1:07 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,928


I don't think anyone was referring to you Joe90. It was just a very general point about the general topic of kids making friends, and I'm sure no offence was intended at all to anyone, so don't think that at all. With respect to kids making friends, my take is that it's important not to emphasise to...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: When to tell your child

 Post subject: Re: When to tell your child
Posted: 04 May 2022, 1:03 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,928


The clinical psychologist who diagnosed my son was an expert on autism with over 40 years experience in adults and children with autism, and he strongly suggested that we tell my son (age 7), and not keep it a big secret. He suggested we introduce the idea to our son by reading the 'Blue Bottle Myst...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: dealing with others' comments/questions/advice

Posted: 04 May 2022, 12:46 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 911


Thank so much for this, that sounds like a good plan. You are right it is when I am stressed that I can't cope with comments or advice. Actually, most days I can cope fine with comments/advice. On some occasions the advice/comments turns out to be useful when I digest it and think it through, and th...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: dealing with others' comments/questions/advice

Posted: 03 May 2022, 6:53 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 911


Dear timf, Thanks so much for your reply, I love it! You have made me laugh : ) I think I was getting way too tense about things. Have you ever met such an eejit?! Sometimes I look at things I wrote/thought yesterday and wonder what was eating me! I love the way humour can difuse tension and bring s...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: dealing with others' comments/questions/advice

Posted: 02 May 2022, 2:09 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 911


Perhaps as well as feeling defensive about my son, I am also feeling defensive about my parenting skills. Either way, I somehow feel very anxious about how to deal with other people's comments/advice/questions. I wish I could just not care about other people, and focus on my son. But I don't want to...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: dealing with others' comments/questions/advice

Posted: 02 May 2022, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 911


Hello, I'm wondering whether anyone has any advice for me to deal with other people's advice/comments/questions about my son's autism/behaviour? For some reason, lately I find it extremely stressful (even the thought is stressful) to try to explain his behaviour to others (especially behaviour that ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: OCD versus social anxiety

 Post subject: OCD versus social anxiety
Posted: 02 May 2022, 1:46 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 491


Dear all,
I'm wondering whether anyone here has OCD about social events? And whether that is similar or different to social anxiety?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Single Parenting

 Post subject: Re: Single Parenting
Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 8,806


Dear all, I hope you don't mind me joining in. I'm not a single parent, but think I am probably an autistic Mum (undiagnosed) of an autistic child (diagnosed). I think the topic of being an autistic parent of an autistic child is a very interesting one. I really recognise some of the challenges you ...
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