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 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: very late diagnosis I am OLD

Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 8:06 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,821


double retired, I liked the part about seeing the things you had already experienced and knowing you survived them. Yes, I congratulated myself on getting through so much without ever knowing I had struggles other people did not have ( credit allis rowe) I never had a clue! What a relief to know, an...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: First time here

 Post subject: Re: First time here
Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 7:42 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,853


welcome, I had late diagnosis too! Puts everything from the past in a whole new light and its a lot to sort out. Almost 3 years from when I first suspected my autism and began trying to learn about it, a lot makes more sense. Huge relief to figure out my past struggles and traumas were not "all...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello! I am new.

 Post subject: Re: Hello! I am new.
Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 7:40 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,820


welcome

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Saying Hi

 Post subject: Re: Saying Hi
Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 7:39 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,045


welcome

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: تعرف

 Post subject: Re: تعرف
Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 7:38 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,573


welcome

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello introducing myself

Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 7:37 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 3,921


welcome!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: An anxious hi everyone.

 Post subject: Re: An anxious hi everyone.
Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 7:35 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,489


welcome! anxiety is my first and usual response to any new situation. I 'get it'. Diagnosis meant so much - such a relief to finally have that key to self understanding. I did not suspect a thing for most of my life. A lot to sort out. So many people here with experience and insights to share. I lov...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New member

 Post subject: Re: New member
Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 7:31 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 3,215


welcome. Diagnosed finally just before my 68th birthday! Did you find it a relief? I did! All those whys from the past finally understood. Amazing.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Survey: Are You Officially Diagnosed with ASD?

Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 7:15 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 4,056


I got formal diagnosis 3 days before my 68th birthday. I am 69 presently. I struggled all my life and never knew why, had diagnoses of depression and anxiety, got therapy, meds, etc but never "performed as expected" leading to a feeling of being a failure all my life. All those "whys&...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Shoes.

 Post subject: Re: Shoes.
Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 6:53 am 

Replies: 77
Views: 7,932


my husband is on about his 12th pair of the same shoes. I have found shoes I love, bought one or 2 versions, then they get discontinued. I would have bought that same version for the rest of my life if they had still been available. It is normal for me, normal for my husband... if you find something...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi I’m new here just diagnosed

Posted: 04 Dec 2020, 5:16 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 2,359


welcome! Diagnosis is so important to self understanding. Lots of good people and good threads on this board.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Newly diagnosed (mature woman)

Posted: 04 Dec 2020, 5:13 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 4,784


welcome, I finally got a diagnosis at age 68, turned my world upside down in a good way. Such a relief to know every failure and struggle in my life til now was NOT "all my fault". Takes a lot of time to sort through it from this new perspective and understand how autism worked all that ti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Type of disability financal benefits are there out there?

Posted: 04 Dec 2020, 5:07 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 529


If you are in the USA there are many helping agencies, you will find more in larger cities and places with larger populations. You can go to social security pages on line and see what you must do to qualify for Social security programs. Our daughter was originally on SSI and when her father retired,...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Just joined, very new to this

Posted: 03 Dec 2020, 6:28 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 2,430


welcome!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: very late diagnosis I am OLD

Posted: 03 Dec 2020, 6:24 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,821


thanks to you all, I am enjoying exploring the site and all of the posts of the past. I still have a lot of "aha" moments where something I struggled with for maybe years and years all of a sudden becomes evident as "autism" in me. It is always a relief to finally understand &quo...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi Im New here today: Waiting Diagnosis Autism...

Posted: 03 Dec 2020, 6:18 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,605


welcome!
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