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I get disturbed by a neighbour in a flat on the floor above mine in my block who slams their door with a lot of force, sometimes late at night, but I have been writing down dates and times it occurs.
I am confused by some people being interviewed on news programmes who say 'ah' and 'uh' often
I am writing for Faraday, my 5 year old autistic daughter.
She isn't talking so much. I would desperately like to talk to her. There are so many things I could find out about her and so many things she needs to learn to have a happy and successful life.
What schools do you know of that are really effective and good?
Did you go to a really good school that helped you to talk?
We are willing and ready to relocate anywhere.
During the easing of the lock down we are allowed to meet outside with another household.
My wife organised for some good friends of us to come and visit one afternoon. It was the first time they had been out of their house for many weeks.
Afterwards we received a thank you letter form them about the visit. My wife, NT, read the letter and was really taken by how much they said that in that and she was really touched by the letter and was really very appreciative of the love she heard conveyed in the letter.
I, on the other hand, read the same letter and regarded it as a nice thank you letter, but did not hear the depth of love that my wife had understood. She said that the letter was extremely clear in what it said of their regard for us.
The difference in my understanding came as a shock to my wife, in that she realised how different our understandings were. Not only in regard to what I understood in this letter, but in what it meant in terms of what I understood of what she...
Here's how I explain most of the problems I experienced throughout my life:
Explanation of above diagram:
I acted differently than most people because I was born with autism genes. When I did, people criticized and judged me for it. I felt worse. I either blamed myself for not being good enough or blamed others for being too critical of those who are different. When I told people how I felt they’d react negatively and say I was being too sensitive or tell me to “Get over it!” No one understood or could relate to how I felt. I felt rejected and alone. That made me think I was different than everyone else and didn’t belong. I tried to hide my differences to avoid negative reactions. Yet no matter how hard I tried, I eventually ended up doing something abnormal. The cycle kept repeating like a fan going around in circles or the wheel on a car spinning in circles over and over again. I felt trapped with no way out.
I was born this way and couldn’t change who I am no matter how hard I...
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!
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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...
Updated my signature...
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...
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