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Asperger's & Autism Forum
Did you experience social anxiety for as long as you can remember, or did it first become a problem and/or gradually get worse as you grew up and had bad experiences?
As a kid I wasn't very anxious at all. I was awkward socially but I didn't really fear other people to the extent I did later. I'm trying to work out if the anxiety I experience is due to Asperger's or due to trauma caused by my family and bullies, so I'm interested in hearing about how others who suffer from anxiety have experienced it, how and when it manifested.
Mine would be sensory stimulus.
Because it overload my senses and prevents me from socializing.
I've always wanted to start a doll collection but, of course, got taken the piss out of for wanting dolls when I was a teenager and an adult...
Well my daughter who is 8 has these Monster High dolls, which I adore and I'm so jealous of her dolls!
I want to start collecting them to display on shelves, but is it weird to do that at 28 years old?
I've read a lot about obsessions and it's seems that most people report a small number that stay relatively consistent for years.
For me I can get a new obsession at any time that will start draining focus and attention away from whatever else it is I'm doing.
I can sometimes focus this into a mini obsession around a customer project which is great. (mini obsession is probably not a true obsession, but more like a deep focus and deeper than NT would likely do).
But then along comes an idea for a new business, or a (self) diagnosis of ASD, and I'm off down a deep rabbit hole with everything else behind me.
Does that fit any one else's experiences?
Hi I am 35 years old my hol life had been a complete **** up in one way or a other. I have always try to get help with my mental health. But they never really know what to do with me. But 2 years ago I got diagnosis of being high functioning autism. But since I got it I have try real hard to find the right help. I am sick of haveing no friends I don't even have family around i have no social life don't really come out of my house. I just exist always looking out on society wishing I could be apart of it. Befor I die I really want to experience some kind of life and to achieve something and be happy to be here. I really need things to change desperately. I am so scared when my 2 boys leave home there will be no point. I have been fighting for about 30 years now to survive. I really hope someone can point me in the right dereliction where I can get the right support and help I need to change things
My son(12 years old) was diagnosed with Aspergers recently.
He has also taken an IQ test(Wechsler) and scored 152 (highest possible is 160, which nobody gets). Also among the highest in aptitude tests in the country.
In short he scored in the 99.99% percentile rank in the IQ test and the aptitude test. He is also in music school were he excels, and is very good in computer programming which is a hobby. Loves astronomy and has taken a course on university level etc etc.
On top of that he is kind of lazy...
In short the school system is making me crasy, in how they deal with him.
We live in Scandinavia.
It is extremely difficult to make the teachers, educational people in the "system" understand his needs. Its like they dont want to make the right solutions because of agendas or some "higher" policy.
And how some teachers have talked down to him, when at the same time he is much more clever on the subject than they are and much more articulate.
He defenitely has...
I have a big problem. This post looks longer than it is because I made sure to keep paragraphs short to avoid wall- text.
Basically, this is a substitute my brain does since I cannot make friends. It is not attachment disorder or obsession. It's a true desire to be a friend and because I cannot, I get attached to someone and it's so strong since it's just one way because I cannot make friends.
It generally, almost always, starts when someone else is continually kind to me. Like a professor or a pastor or even a person who sees my plight and starts to want to know more. Then I think I might have a friend!!
I get excited, but then it all goes south for some reason or other because I cannot make friends, so then it goes into my head.
I will think about them and have a friendship with them in my mind. If it keeps going, they become like my co-pilot, it can be so strong. Often decisions I make can be steered by them (If it's a prof, I could totally switch majors!).
I'm new to this site but I can across it while looking up if Asperger's can affect someone's sex life and their urge to cheat. Please read if you have time, I would appreciate some advice.
I have been with my boyfriend (who has Asperger's) for almost 6 years. We have a very loving relationship and we are best friends. We never really argue and we understand each other pretty well. Although he struggles to talk about his emotions, he always tells me he loves me and I know he does. However, we haven't had the most exciting sex life recently (for a number of reasons) and I found out a couple of days ago that he had contacted an escort and was thinking about cheating on me. Obviously I was mortified and completely broke down. When I asked him why, he said he was feeling frustrated and hadn't realised that doing this could affect our relationship and our future together. He said he never linked the two things together as doing something like that doesn't affect his love for...
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