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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Girls, Aspergers, and ... horses?

Posted: 06 May 2023, 7:12 am 

Replies: 105
Views: 21,236

yes, from age 4 to present, 50 years of keeping, raising, training, all sorts of horses, riding instructor, boarding stable , barn rat, rescuing abused horses in between, I was so lucky! I was never rich but I was motivated to find ways to be with horses all my life. Now we live in town my primary i...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: When someone seems offended by me saying I'm autistic

Posted: 05 May 2023, 7:27 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 675 ... FvbWb/view show them your Autism wallet card.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Intro

 Post subject: Re: Intro
Posted: 05 May 2023, 7:12 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 522

Welcome, you are in the right place. It is great to find others with similar experiences, insights to share, and to know we are not alone. Glad you are with us.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello from ohio

 Post subject: Re: Hello from ohio
Posted: 05 May 2023, 7:11 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 436

welcome from the north eastern lower peninsula of Michigan, USA

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: My intro! [Female gamer]

Posted: 05 May 2023, 7:10 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 640

welcome! glad you are with us!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: is it limerence??

 Post subject: Re: is it limerence??
Posted: 05 May 2023, 7:06 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 279

its good that you are aware of this possibility. Think it through and take your time, keep that caution and awareness and don't rush into anything. Eventually it will become clear.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: well, maybe I'll pursue a formal dx after all

Posted: 05 May 2023, 7:02 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 557

Be sure if you are going to apply for government support that the state where you put in your applications recognizes the professional you use. Some states allow diagnosis only from certain professionals (psychologist, psychiatrist for example ) Others allow and recognize other diagnoses. Usually di...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: why do some posts

 Post subject: Re: why do some posts
Posted: 05 May 2023, 6:57 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 499

I don't comment on a lot of posts because either I can't relate or I know nothing about the topic that is brought up. Nothing personal!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello! Just joined

 Post subject: Re: Hello! Just joined
Posted: 27 Apr 2023, 6:09 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 649

welcome, we are a friendly and safe place to visit. glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: What are your interests right now?

Posted: 27 Apr 2023, 6:08 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,613

reading everything, maybe a book a day, searching the internet for answers to my thousands of daily questions about autism rocks and fossils, nature, geology, biology, anything else that captures my interests. attending and participating in online forums, writing an autism blog, hiking in woods and ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Newbie, old aspie

 Post subject: Re: Newbie, old aspie
Posted: 27 Apr 2023, 6:03 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 671

welcome! diagnosis makes a world of difference, doesn't it?
I was diagnosed at age 68, am 71 at present. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did your parents not tell you?

Posted: 27 Apr 2023, 6:01 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 6,022

my parents would not disclose my IQ although my mother told my sister I was a genius. nobody knew about autism back when I was born, diagnosed at age 68 my parents never explained anything, I was always told "you should know". I constantly wondered how I should have known (whatever it was)...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it common for aspies to smile at inappropriate times?

Posted: 27 Apr 2023, 5:58 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,174

smiling can be appeasement behavior (i mean no harm) laughter is a sort of "social releaser" when anxiety gets uncomfortable but hostility and anger is unsafe or inappropriate.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Preference of the terms "Autistic" or "Person with Autism"?

Posted: 27 Apr 2023, 5:55 am 

Replies: 83
Views: 3,968

I am not partial to the use of one or the other. I use them both at different times, just as I say I am diabetic or I have diabetes. Word policing is becoming a division nobody needs in today's world. People who think one way should not be forced or "made" to use one term over the other (t...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New here. Hello! :)

 Post subject: Re: New here. Hello! :)
Posted: 25 Apr 2023, 10:27 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 339


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Context Blindness In People On The Autism Spectrum

Posted: 25 Apr 2023, 10:26 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 911

fascinating! i had not heard of this new description of processing struggles.
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