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Autistic females are said to emulate other females to learn how to act socially. They have been know to emulate singers, models, peers, television personalities, characters in books. Is this consistent with your own experiences as a female with autism?
It should also be noted that as @Ylva has suggested, neurotypical females emulate others as well.
The Experiences of Late-diagnosed Women with Autism Spectrum Conditions: An Investigation of the Female Autism Phenotype
'I was just so different': The experiences of women diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in adulthood in relation to gender and social relati... - PubMed - NCBI
I just came back on a trip from Puerto Rico, and I just noticed how worn out my grandparents' showerheads were. While this may seem like an unusual gift, do you think brand new showerheads for them would be good gifts? I really love my grandparents a lot.
I think they would really love a Moen Magnetix 6-Setting Engage handheld showerhead in their master bathroom, considering that they are elderly. In addition to the handheld convenience, they can more easily clean their bathtub as well with it.
For their guest bathroom, I can get them a basic one-function Moen Ecoperformance low-flow showerhead.
Do you think new showerheads are a good gift for my grandparents? I usually buy my grandparents clothing, computer hardware, and gift cards, but I think I should change it up a bit.
hey guys! I am new to this forum I am recently diagnosed with Aspergers. I feel terribly alone right now because I feel like my best friends and husband don’t get it.
Today my best friend was mad at me for not being empathetic and saying things that were cold but honestly they were the truth and I didn’t understand why she was so mad. My husband also this week accused me of being cold and unempathetic.
Does anyone else have this happen to them?
Good afternoon. I am reaching out to you for advice. I married a wonderful man who has a 17 year old son whom I believe to have Aspergers. I have raised two sons on my own and noticed immediately that there were many differences. I am a nurse so I started researching different things it could be and I kept coming back to Aspergers. He has almost every sign/symptom listed. A year ago he came to live with us because his home life with his mom became more than he could deal with. She is an alcoholic who basically has left her children to raise themselves. Our son has never been tested for anything he is extremely intelligent and I am wondering if he could have flown under the radar with school/his mom etc... I am coming to you for advise/direction. Can testing still be done at this age? Could he have gotten this far in life without ever being diagnosed? If we have him tested and he does in fact have Aspergers or some other diagnosis is there anything we can do to help him at his age?...
I'm going to get roasted for this one but please hear me out:
I absolutely adore the fathering autism youtube channel (link below) to the point of having a crush on the nonverbal autistic daughter Abigail Lorraine[^3]. Note that I would never do anything to harm her or her family and even if I met them I'd only want to hold the hands, give the hugs, and that's it (maybe cling to the legs)[^4]. I've been called "Abigail's biggest (and loneliest) fan." by a lot of people including my own support team. I have a MobileCM* record for her in my iPhone and a "Customer Global Jacket" in my volunteer job's database** that tells me names, relations to others middle names of family and friends, birthdays, etc.
*disclaimer: no actual phone numbers, addresses, etc. are linked to this MobileCM record
** this record is only visible to myself and my management team and only updated with data coming directly from the videos. No contact points are stored nor is there...
This is a sensitive situation but it's the real reason I sought out a place like this.
I am a married middle aged man. I’m in senior management but not an executive. I have a new team member straight out of college who started out reporting to me but was transferred over to another team where we thought she’d be a better fit. We still work together but she is not a direct report. We’ll call her “Alice”.
Alice told me after she was hired that she is "a little autistic". She does not understand social cues, often says things as a joke that come across as insulting, and definitely has sensory issues. She can be social though tends to keep to herself mostly. Her work performance has been good. She learns quickly and is eager to prove herself.
There have been a lot of little behaviors that individually mean nothing to me or are a coincidence but it is starting to feel like a pattern. This has all happened within the last few months.
Alice is always excited to see me. Big smile,...
This morning l woke up and replayed the emotional track list that l went thru last night at work.
The person was across from me. l was told to get some info from him. He started yelling at me, visibly angry. Told me once, yelled at me twice to stand by him. When he started yelling, l stood right up on this bigger guy next to me like for protection. I felt very threatened because l didn't want to stand next to him.
Only this morning, l am wondering why l responded so strongly. But my reptilian brain when into protective lockdown mode, and there was absolutely no way l would be near him.
How should l handle this, because l don't have any serious complaint. It's the first time he yelled at me, l was able to get the info not standing next to him. l remained polite at all times, and only ate my frustration out last nite when home. Yes, my issue is trauma from abusive marriage. I am a petite female and l think about my personal safety at all times.
A 30 year old incel who has never spoken to females before, in my whole life. I am 30 and it causes me mental anguish that I have not had any memories with human females.
So I was idly browsing YouTube and came across this video from a guy (from further research I've found out he is a "PUA," meaning "pick up artist") and decided to go up and say "Hi" to 10 females.
Apparently, you've got to physically block they're path and get in front of them. To me, it sounds quite aggressive, but I've got Asperger's, so what do I know about social interaction.
The results are...interesting, to say the least.
I was just wondering if anyone else here diagnosed, or un-diagnosed has served in their countries military? I was in the US Army in the infantry with the Second Infantry Division overseas, then I was with the Hundred and First Airborne Division back stateside. I also was in the Army National Guard with the Fortieth Infantry Division after the army. Just curious how many others served in the military.
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