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I'm looking for strategies and advice for overcoming difficulties with executive functioning. By executive functioning, I mean financial matters like budgeting, keeping a balanced checkbook, planning, etc. I need something really simple because these matters tend to be meltdown triggers for me. This is also a source of embarrassment for me because I can do some really high end stuff with electronics and radio, yet seemingly basic executive functioning feels like the impossible task.
I feel the need to build this skillset as I am rapidly watching full time jobs turn into independent contractor positions. I fear the relative simplicity of having a paycheck that I can count on might be going away.
I'd personally say no, for the reason that not many people outside of those who need to know about AS for professional reasons have heard of it, and don't know what it is.
I've also been saying for years that current so called "equality" laws designed to protect us disabled people in the UK workplace aren't worth the paper they're printed on because the useless government don't enforce them and probably never will, hence I've had to be content with voluntary work since I left school nearly 24 years ago.
Anyone agree or want to comment on this?
My brother who is Autistic like me has given up on his family due to they are not being supportive about the fact that my father with his hyper controlling parenting style gave him PTSD... He basically feels they don't understand and are not trying to understand him and he won't listen to anything they say.. How do I intervene?
Any eccentrics out there?
I didn't know that I was an aspie until my daughter was diagnosed. I've since taken many tests online coming up as aspie 100% of the time, score of 33 on theaspergerstestsite.com. I always knew I was different, but I, like others had no idea just how different. I flew under the radar as the troubled kid. When I was in 9th grade the principal told me to drop out of school. I never had help and then became a mom, by choice at 17, which I excelled at because of my obsessive reading on the subject of how to parent. I am now 32, married for 10 years, but have never worked or driven. The jobs I have had I created myself, I taught myself Web design, I actually run a community page on facebook, that I created myself because of my obsessive need to collect local event information. Ironically, I rarely attend the events I post. My ideas on community actually came from my love of watching Mr. Rogers when I was a kid. I am creative, focused, but not driven because I have huge demand anxiety....
So I am 18 and legally allowed to drive now in Belgium, after I get my driver licenses that is but whenever I practice I get so tired after a while I just have to stop and then I instantly fall asleep. So now I am wondering if this happens for you as well or if it is just something personal, and what your driving stories are.
Hi there! Again...
So two days ago or so I joined this site. I wasn't very detailed in my introductory thread.
At the end I said that I believe I have Asperger's and that while my neurodiverse and neurotypical traits are of a similar number (ND Score: 110 of 200, NT Score: 107 of 200. That's the first test I took, the second said something like ND Score: 114 of 200, ND Score: 107 of 200. The third and most recent said I had an ND Score of 98 and an NT Score of 101. I was being very anal with the third test. Either way, it said I seem to have neurotypical and neurodiverse traits) that this "feels right". (<----This paragraph has horrible formatting, I'm sorry)
And it does feel right.
But I'm finding that I don't exhibit a lot of the common traits, leading me to doubt my self-diagnosis. Perhaps I was too desperate to find some sort of solution, and jumped on the most plausible answer? I wouldn't exactly put it past me.
So what do YOU think?
Traits I DO Exhibit
I am curious about this aspect of family dynamics, where a person with Asperger's is a brother or sister of an NT. For my part, I have a younger brother who is very successful as a husband, father, career professional and provider. He is very proficient with home improvement, financial management, and social situations, in fact, he and his wife are practically friends with their whole neighborhood. By contrast, my wife and I don't even know the names of our neighbors, have virtually no visitors or friends, not great with money, and I am definitely a lousy homeowner. I work two low end jobs just to survive (wife works too), and rely heavily on my in-laws for child care. Oh, and my sister-in-law gets to be a stay at home mom too.
I have to admit that I fight bloody battles with jealousy! Does anyone else have this problem?
I'm curious. Is it common for female aspies to be creative? To enjoy cooking, sewing, arts & crafts? Decorating? Doing hair and nails? Painting, or anything creative?
I don't seem to have any interest in any of it. I don't have a lot in common with stereotypical females. But I'm not a tomboy either. I don't like camping, bugs, dirt. I am not good with a tool belt. I don't like sports, online computer games. I don't have any typical male interests.
I do identify as a heterosexual female. I don't really have any hobbies. I enjoy reading, movies and LOVE researching stuff.
Am I an odd ball even in the aspie community? Are there any other aspie females who lack interests and hobbies?
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