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  1. N

    The first time I am going out for more than an afternoon with friends

    Hey! So in a nutshell, my friend group consisting of 9 people that I met while playing Final Fantasy 14, are coming from all sorts of places to visit a city near me. I have agreed to go because it is close. Now, I have never done anything like this in my life and I am beyond terrified. I'm...
  2. G

    Late diagnosed

    Hi all I am a 49 year old man, who was diagnosed with Aspergers, now called autism, when I was 48. So I have had a little more than a year to get used to this diagnosis. It has clarified some things in my life, while others are still some I explore and adjust my life to.
  3. C

    What social pressures do families with autism face?

    Hi, I am doing a research project into potential social pressures families face due to having a family member with autism. If you are interested, please feel free to participate. Thankyou. Here is the link to the survey- Google Forms: Sign-in
  4. MIA4528

    Hi Everyone! Mother of 2

    Hi everyone! I am Marti and I have a 6 year old son diagnosed with level 2 ASD and ADHD. I also have an older brother who was diagnosed with Aspergers early in life. My Dad also displays autism quite strongly. I am navigating the crazy journey of raising a little main with a strong sense...
  5. Prometheus

    ADHD and Hyper-systematizing

    Literally me. I'm also kinda sick at the moment, so everything seems extra hard. I have headache everyday. I think I might have ADHD. I might have had it all along, and never noticed. So anybody else, have the strong desire to know things, systemic knowledge, and do it all perfectly? I think...
  6. Patsy

    Beginning of My Journey

    Hi Everyone, I'm not entirely sure how to begin this post, but I feel like my journey is just beginning. My entire life I have felt different and haven't really been able to pinpoint exactly why. I've struggled socially since I was a child, never sure how to interact with people in a "normal"...
  7. AluxCinAmoon

    What is the difference between Aspergers and Autism?

    I know this is kind of a dumb/ignorant question, but even though I'm definitely on the spectrum, I don't have any ASD friends or family, and all my doctors and therapists have kind of left it at telling me I have it. So, what, if anything, is the difference between Aspergers and High-Functioning...
  8. B

    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    I’m looking for other aspies rejected by their parents. Aspie kids are weird, and surely there must be a significant number of parents who want nothing to do with them. I’d like to know what effect this has on the children and how much I have in common with other rejected aspies. I never knew...
  9. Alaric593

    My Thoughts

    This will be my mind spilled out on to the internet from time to time. From Aspergers to war and law. I am still learning that I have so much more to learn.
  10. Bana_Boona


    A question that often plagues my mind in my day-to-day life is: How can I advocate for myself and my needs, without feeling or seeming selfish? Say I'm at work, and the lights are too bright. Luckily, at my office, the lights can be dimmed and the color temperature can be changed. This is great...
  11. An0maly_1976

    (Partial / Reduced) Sensory Processing Disorder and ASD / Asperger's?

    I have been having a great many random thoughts and questions since the possibility of ASD / Asperger's came to my attention, and with those, of course, comes the desire for researching them. There's an old saying that some people can't see the forest for the trees, or can't see the trees for...
  12. An0maly_1976

    New Normal?

    Hi! So glad to find this site, hoping to find others I can identify with that can help me make some sense of myself. After stumbling across mention of Asperger's, I took an online RAADS test that placed me at or 2-3 times ASD thresholds. I strongly suspect I am an Aspie (self-diagnosed)...
  13. W


    Hello friends, I'm Wayne (32), who have recently found out that I have high functioning autism while I was blaming a lot on my schizophrenia for eleven years. Now I known I have both. What I am looking for is a survival checklist for highly functional autism to be used so I do not take things...
  14. G

    *Trigger Warning!*: Who was Hans Asperger?

    Whenever Aspergers comes up, a common response among Autistic people is to claim that Hans Asperger was an evil Nazi eugenic scientist and demand that people stop identifying as Aspies; @Aspie_With_Attitude did a video on this. Needless to say this kind of treatment really turns me off from any...
  15. G

    What forms of Autism were re-defined as ASD-1?

    The more I think about it, the more I realize that the re-definition itself, of Aspergers and other forms of Autism as “ASD-1,” is actually worse, than the confusion it causes. Even if one is opposed to Autism Acceptance, this re-definition is wrong because by viewing us purely from what’s wrong...
  16. jleeb05

    I don't know whether I want to hug or strangle my childhood self

    I've kept a journal since I was about 11 or 12. I hadn't read through the older ones in years but was prompted to do so today after I realized my Mom and I had different memories relating to a certain event in my childhood. Turns out I was mostly right regarding the memory but reading through...
  17. G

    Forum sites for Catholics or Christians with Aspergers

    Does anyone know of any forum sites dedicated to Catholics or Christians with Aspergers, or Catholic or Christian forum sites where this some presence of people with Aspergers? I’m starting be more concerned about bother and Catholics with Aspergers, and what the future holds for them.
  18. G

    Redefining Aspergers as Lv. 1 Autism

    I’ve mentioned before on a previous thread that I’m not a fan of Aspergers being redefined as Lv. 1 Autism for a variety reasons, including the simple fact that it opens the door to very easy misunderstandings by frankly anyone of any neurological wiring or what have you. What are your thoughts...
  19. R

    Direct involvement in research

    Diogenes here is looking for an expert who knows what they're talking about. I'm diagnosed with mild high-performance Aspergers as a side dish to a huge IQ (I may have reinforced the top 163 bar when the Tavistock Clinic picked me up during the extension of IQ testing to kids in the 1960s, which...
  20. AndyTrunks

    Shining some light on Insecurities - How autism affects siblings.

    Editor's Note: Having actually written it all out in one big page really puts things into perspective. That's some damn impressive levels of insecurity I have about myself there lol. Having said that though, I’ve decided to post what i wrote, as is. instead of putting it back in the box. I think...
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