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Asperger's & Autism Forum
Maybe I'm just bad at googling, but I can't find specific answers to these questions. I apologize if any of them are somehow insensitive in any way.
1. I'll be working with a non-verbal 5-year-old. In this case (or any case), why are they they non-verbal? Is it a neurological issue? Are they physically incapable or are they choosing not to for some reason?
2. Should the child be encouraged or asked to try speaking?
3. Do you have any general advice?
I am interested in personality tests and while I know some (myers briggs, enneagram) I don't know many. If the people on this forum could please respond with the names of them here I plan to take as many as I can to learn about them and will post the results here!
EDIT: post moved to not make this original post too long
I don't get it. Some people made us and now we are alive. Like thanks mom for making me autistic. All my life (and probably many of your live) I've struggled with it. I never felt fully loved nor liked, nobody taught me how not to hate me for my autism. I'm pretty sure that no one will love me truly. I'm tired of being on the wrong planet on which everything is cold and weird and hard. I'm tired of playing my socially accetable role. So I am asking. What's the point of being born autistic, just to suffer? to hear like all your family tells you that you will never achieve something, to be laughed at on the streets of your hometown?
I’ve made a major cock up at work and I’m worried by job could be at risk. I’ve seen a couple of people sacked her for seemingly minor issues. One was last week – someone failed their probation. They worked on what was meant to be a 2-3 person team. She was on her own and over time the stress led her to make frequent mistakes etc. Her boss sacked her.
I work in compliance for trailers. 4 are overdue an inspection by months. Another 8 were supposed to have a certain inspection done with their service and haven’t These 8 were carried out by a workshop we’ve been having no end of problems with for months. They haven’t sent the documents for these 8 and didn’t charge for them on their labour costs. So clearly they haven’t been done either. Not only did I miss the 4 overdue ones, but I paid the workshop for the other 8 when a full inspection wasn’t carried out.
Most of this year I’d been working from our customer’s service log. They sent it a month in advance and it details which...
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Two months later I got I finally got the report of my Autism testing (Covid-19 delays), the psychologist diagnosed me today with Level 1 Autism, no mention of the term "Asperger's".
Level 1 being the lowest level, highest functioning, version
Because the test was done through a gov't program it was done for free through an agency, as I'm seeking a career change after being laid off from my manual labour job back in January (pre-Covid).
I'm not surprised, and it's very positive as it does open up funding options, yet to be explored fully.
And yes, I've been reasonably active, not necessarily here on the forum, unemployed through Covid-19, going for lots of walks and doing lots of photography, and working on some personal projects... Two recent photos that I took, still doing street photography...
Hope I am not a time waster. I am in the UK
I have had two asperger's tests one in 2006 and one in 2015, I stupidly used drugs at the time of both interviews.
I taught myself to read as a toddler but gave up because my Dad was narcissistic and his approval was more important.
I can sing perfect pitch.
I cant recognise faces I am face blind.
I lost the letter from 2015 telling me that I did not have Aspergers but GP emailed me a copy to day.
It says I can socially function and have empathy, but I don't.
I was on poly drugs when doing the interviews with the autism assessor and alcohol.
I used drugs to cope with difficult life socially.
I am useless socially bullied, no friends, abused but not blaming anyone its the choices I made.
I cannot cope with the demands of being a neurotypical, but I don't know if I will be allowed a third one.
The letter says I have social imagination, good gestures and eye contact but I think this is because I was high when I was interviewed.
I think I do need a wheelchair, an electric wheelchair/cart with some kind of basket/carrying space and do much, though not all, of my walking with it. Of course, I'd really have to have a place to do so.
I just walk so painfully slow at times, so crippled am I. It can take me forty-five minutes or so to walk three blocks. My legs, now, often hurt a lot from being strained. I had thought I would try to get an apartment of some sort from Social Services and supplement living with that money, handled by the " Gale Gordon " lawyer I mentioned, to live decently. But, it has not happened yet.
I pictured myself bringing in those books. Etc. I have in storage in Santa Cruz and those things from my brother out here and living with them, having a collection of my own at last.
I am a 19 year old aspie boy who has few friends outside family and I am a huge introvert who plays wow classic and browses the web frequently so I have been thinking of online dating and finding a friend and so I registered on the swedish dating service called happy pancake.
I recently found a really cute girl on there who is 21-22 years old , I have sent her a long and detailed message to her describing myself along with my interests and what she needs to know about me.
I have never tried dating online or in real life so I am not too knowledgeable on the subject.
The only issue is that she lives quite far away from my home region but as long as I can keep contact with her during my last year of high school I should be fine and then once I have finished high school I might meet her in real life.
She is probably a neurotypical too so I am not too sure what I should be thinking of when dating to make things turn out good.
I have a few thoughts as well when it comes to having a...
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