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Hello there to everyone I'm quite new here and my name is nina.
I would need some good advice or help from someone with experience or similar situation because i don't really know what to do...
So here is my story im sorry if it is very long.. I promise i make it short...
After being in A very abusive relationship for many years i found the person who seems to understand me and love me just the way i was by accident.. I thought i give the relationship a go. We were long distances for 2 years. He was from the uk and im from austria.. We were talking every day through text and would call a few times a week and visit every 5 months each other.. He seems to be the most loving and caring person i met.. A bit quirky and unique but at the same level as i am..
Soon he did let me know he never really lived with any girl before for long. He had 3 failing relationships which never lasted long, one cheated the other one was schizophrenic and abusive... He was 36 and i was 27 when we met.....
Hi, I’m just wondering if giftedness has any co-occurring relationship with Aspergers? I know a few gifted people with AS/HFA, so would there be any connection? I’m level 5 gifted (search if you don’t know), and have close to all Aspergers traits ( extremely likely Aspergers ) and thought that maybe those were related. When tested in yr3, got the highest possible testing results- as it only tested up to certain year levels but would likely be further ahead than the tests could measure. 6 years in reading, 3 in math although it is probably more like 9-10 and 7 -8 (just an estimate).
Years ago, I used to go online and post ads on craigslist asking if people wanted to go to the bar with me. I met SO MANY AWESOME people that way. Of course, some were weird, but most were very, very nice, and accepted me into their clique with open arms!!!! I've been staying inside for the past couple years since I found out what autism was. Should I get back out there? I have my vehicle. Do you guys think it is worth it to go on social adventures if your hfa is higher functioning? They would probably over time find out I'm not NT but they would be nice about it I think. I'm sure there are tons of youngsters that would like to chill. I'm going to put one of my interests in the ad so there is a common ground between me and whoever I'm meeting. Should I go mingle???
I have go to the library to pick up a book I've ordered. I am very scared of going to library, they always want to talk to me. I am so frightened of the place I have avoided going there for years. Sometimes I buy a book instead, I feel I just can't face the person at the counter.
This isn't a post asking for advice, I just hoped if I talked about this I could feel better, less scared.
I avoided the bus for years because I was afraid of the drivers. Cashiers at the market, it can be the worst. When self-checkout came it helped so much. I think there are big things in my life I could not do because I was afraid of interaction with people. I wonder if there are other people like me.
When the weather is the worst I will look out the window and feel relief because it means there aren't people walking around. I don't dislike people and I get lonely if I don't see them. I cannot help that contradiction. I just can't read people and sometimes it feels the worst when I think I have...
My daughter in law came downstairs last night and she was saying how she really wished my son could just stop and rest and empty his mind for a while. I'm sure I gave her a confused look then she continued. "He's always working, planning or doing something. He even comes to bed with his notebook making plans for work projects." By the way, he loves what he does and is really good at it - wood working/carpentry. She was saying she wished he could just relax and clear his head and think of absolutely nothing. I said, that's impossible. She said, no, she does it all the time.
HOW??? I can't not be doing something. I can't sit and watch tv and not be doing something else. And I definitely can't stop the thinking or turn it off. It's a continuous cycle, never ending, never slowing down. Are some people really capable of turning off their thoughts, clearing their heads, emptying their minds? And I always went to bed with a notepad and pen, too. Thinking and planning what...
So I just got home from having my diagnostic assessment (NHS Scotland). I have to say my expectations were not particularly high given the fact that I was told that it would only last 90 minutes. The person giving me the assessment asked very basic questions about my childhood nothing that seemed pertinent to autism.
I don't want to sound arrogant, but he really didn't seem to be in control of the interview, he seemed nervous, he stumbled over his words. He kept over explaining how the assessment should work and kept talking about "corroborative evidence". When I pointed out to him, what I thought was obvious, that I was here alone and hadn't brought anybody with me to corroborate my experiences, he just ignored it and continued with the assessment. If corroborative evidence is so important why did he continue, why not end the assessment their. At the end of the assessment he said it was a mistake for me to come alone and I should have brought my mum with me. The letter and info...
Hi - please, I am looking for advice for my 11 year old son & others with experience with similar issues
My son has been formally diagnosed with autism, lower IQ (67) and ADD. Not sure if there is anything else we may be missing. He has been seen by 2+ psychologists (including on a regular basis), occupational therapy, math and reading tutors, pediatricians etc.
I am his dad - 38 yr old with bipolar 2 and likely some more mild depression and anxiety; on lamictal, citalopram. My maternal grandpa was diagnosed with bipolar 1.
My son is getting more challenging - not easier. 80% of his time awake he is a good kind boy.
The biggest problem we have is he absolutely 100% locks up with an inability to perform maybe 70% of days while getting dressed in the morning. We have tried to-do routine checklists, traditional punishments (taking away pokemon cards, etc), time outs, some mild spanking, etc.
This is taking a significant toll on our family and truthfully; breaking our hearts and...
Note: Click on my username if you need to research my state's laws. I'm 16, btw.
I really want my own place to live. As soon as possible. I just want to have more independence. I know that would be challenging in of itself. Especially with my Autism. However, I'll just try to work out any problems that do come my way. I just like the idea of living on my own in my own place under my own rules. I
I am still a high school student (going to be a junior next year), however, since I do take online school, that should be easy to get done as long as I have decent internet and a decent PC (either a desktop or laptop will do). I do plan on applying for a job at Publix (and some other places, plz suggest) soon. I am also going to take a driver's permit test soon. Hopefully, I can take the test for my license only a month or two after receiving my permit, and then I'd find a car.
For school, I just have to remember to look at my schedule in the site I use. I would also read my textbooks...
So I’m a 19 year old aspie never been in a relationship or had many friends I would really like to get to know someone being friends and maybe more, my hobbies are going for hikes, playing on the PS4, watching Netflix tv shows, Netflix originals, horror movies, listening to music, reading books mainly true crime and auto biographies/biographies, I like biology and chemistry, art drawing/painting, that pretty much sums it up hopefully you will want to get to know me more soon
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