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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Should I be able to learn to drive in a month?

Posted: 04 Jul 2022, 8:02 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 611

took me much longer than that, but I did not get much practice. Until I was able to practice a lot I did not do well. Pushing you to graduate in that short of time is unfair if you do not get extra help and support you need during that time, which includes many hours behind the wheel.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People who ask you "and?" when you are talking...

Posted: 04 Jul 2022, 7:57 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 667

"and" in a conversation means enough with the details, get to the point. My love of detail and 'side- explanations" often gets in the way of discussion and interchange of ideas, I have experienced this frequently, especially from those close to me. I don't think it is meant in a hosti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Problem solving

 Post subject: Re: Problem solving
Posted: 04 Jul 2022, 7:53 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 793

I like puzzles to solve, love doing research but not about personal problems or emotional stuff. Maybe it comes down to the individual and the things they do best. I was not able to overcome struggles with interpersonal relationships or social/emotional things without help and explanations and altho...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello

 Post subject: Re: Hello
Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 3:35 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 269

welcome! Congratulations on your recent diagnosis. Diagnosis for me as an older adult came as a huge relief. So many why's of the past were answered. Forums like this one are a great place to get info and insights from folks with life times of autistic experience. Ask questions and read past posts, ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi I'm new

 Post subject: Re: Hi I'm new
Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 3:32 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 295

welcome, sounds like you will fit right in. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello

 Post subject: Re: Hello
Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 5:46 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 326

welcome, this is a good kind place with lots of good folks glad you are with us

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New to all forums

 Post subject: Re: New to all forums
Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 5:45 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 482

welcome! its a lot to sort out, what is autism what might be something else, etc. the longer we have lived the more we have to sort. Glad you are with us.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Me?

 Post subject: Re: Me?
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 8:17 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 213

yeah, I was surprised at diagnosis in my late 60s too! It was a huge relief in a lot of ways to learn everything was not after all "all my fault". It took 70 years to get this far, 3 of those years I have now understood about my autism. I suspect I'll be sorting old hurts and experiences w...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Ways to make autism research more diverse and inclusive

Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:43 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 419

this is good input, thank you

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: On A Clear Night...

 Post subject: Re: On A Clear Night...
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:40 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 385

oh that was too clever! made me laugh out loud. I am going to steal it to share on another page. <3 Thank you

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi, Im new here

 Post subject: Re: Hi, Im new here
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:39 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 406

welcome, diagnosis at an older age can come as a shock, for me it was a relief because it explained so much of my past and answered most of those painful "why" questions we all have. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: hello i`m madrugada

 Post subject: Re: hello i`m madrugada
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:37 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 276

welcome! this is a great community, you are sure to find like minds among us. Glad you are with us.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Heyo!

 Post subject: Re: Heyo!
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:36 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 238

welcome, I have some of the same interests. Glad you are with us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Live long and prosper

 Post subject: Re: Live long and prosper
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:35 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 569


 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello, I'm Firle

 Post subject: Re: Hello, I'm Firle
Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:34 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 329

welcome, I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago, i am 70 today. we have much in common. I read and write as my best forms of communication and tested in the gifted range for language and comprehension, I have had a passion for horses and all animals all my life and kept many over the past 50 years. and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism Assessment (number of sessions/cost)

Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 6:28 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 470

the rate seems to be in keeping with what is available in the usa today. Most health insurance may pay around 20 percent of the cost of any psychological testing/evaluation. For the most part diagnosis does indeed come out of the pockets of the individuals. I am wondering about tele health options w...
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