• Welcome to Autism Forums, a friendly forum to discuss Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, High Functioning Autism and related conditions.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Private Member only forums for more serious discussions that you may wish to not have guests or search engines access to.
    • Your very own blog. Write about anything you like on your own individual blog.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon! Please also check us out @ https://www.twitter.com/aspiescentral


  1. T

    hi im ben and i need friends on my planet like me

    hello all my name is ben, im 32 years old leo. i live with my girlfriend and waiting for an apartment of my own which i never had in my life and im so proud of myself i am high functioning and im dealing with tons of stress and isolation right now. i feel like a hermit and i dont know who to...
  2. Jenisautistic

    Do you believe it's possible to regress in adulthood and other thoughts

    I have had many issues growing up I feel like now that I am an adult. I find it harder and harder to be on the same level as others. I'm not thinking about or talking about fitting in. Also, I feel more and more like a child. Although, I don't really mind that However, I feel my skills...
  3. furkandorum

    Am I Autistic?

    Hey, i'm 17 and i think that i might be autistic. I can't explain the reason (cause i don't know it) but i can't talk to my parents about this. It just seems impossible to me. So, i can't get any professional diagnosis for now. So, i'm trying to put a self-diagnosis. Here are my scores on...
  4. autism-and-autotune

    Can I have some advice, please, on protocol regarding disclosing my autism to my employer?

    Good day, and thanks in advance! I'm returning to the same company which I worked at over the course of four years. I'm grateful to be working again but I can already think of some things which may give me sensory issues on the job, which I know will impact the interpersonal aspect of the...
  5. autism-and-autotune

    Do I have a right to be angry, or is it childish?

    I'm the only member of a family of four who has had the opportunity to learn of my neurodivergence and do something about it. I highly suspect that both my parents have things going on in their brains, but due to not being willing to address said divergencies, both my older sibling and I were...
  6. autism-and-autotune

    Ask, and ye shall receive!

    The good news is that after almost a couple years, I've had the fortune of someone finally accepting a job application. That's the good news. ..the bad news, if I can look a gift horse in the mouth, is that it's retail. I worked in retail all throughout college and beyond, and it got me to...
  7. autism-and-autotune

    Why is finding work so difficult?

    This is going to be a vent, of course. Even for me lately to find part-time work is extremely difficult. I used to work in the retail, and jobs of all sorts were abundant; for almost five years I worked at the same company. Three years ago I left said position due to pandemic stress...
  8. autism-and-autotune

    Does anyone else get confused with basic questions, or over-explain your answer?

    It's confusing because it's all in interpretation, and I get so...frustrated with myself. Is it a communication thing? For example, my fiancee was recently talking to me about a certain TikTok where a girl was saying that her sensory-overload aisle in the grocery store was the spice aisle. "How...
  9. 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...
  10. autism-and-autotune

    Was anyone else raised in a dysfunctional home? (unsure if I should add trigger warnings?) a vent.

    This may be a bit long-winded, but thank you all for reading in advance. I don't even really know how to begin, so I may just info-dump. It's very ironic that recently it was National Family day in Canada. I don't live in Canada but I'm pretty close to it. My mother is a narcissist with her...
  11. autism-and-autotune

    Is the notion of writing a memoir silly?

    Since my diagnosis, I've been indulging in memoirs of fellow individuals with Autism. The first couple books I read with my fiancee include Unmasking Autism by Devon Price (much recommended!) and But you Don't Look Autistic by Bianca Toeps. On the docket is one book by Temple Grandin (her...
  12. autism-and-autotune

    A Thing to Contemplate: a sci-fi phenomenon

    It's a rather niche little trilogy, but has anyone else read the Chaos Walking books by Patrick Ness? If not, I'll give a little more info as to what I've been thinking about since my diagnosis. I loved these books dearly during my teen years, and to me they're still moving today. There is, in...
  13. autism-and-autotune

    Introducing myself; I'm new here.

    Hello there! I'm a late-diagnosed individual in his early thirties. Getting my diagnosis has let me have a lot of time for reflection and revelations. I'll try to tell a bit about myself without giving too much info. I'm a college graduate who has worked many off jobs, from retail to farming...
  14. vespertineautumn

    Has anyone read 'Crippled' by disabled academic and journalist Frances Ryan?

    Has anyone read 'Crippled' by disabled academic and journalist, Frances Ryan? Note: This is queried on account of the prospect of a non-fiction book group being created. Full-title citation below: Ryan, F. (2019) Crippled: Austerity and the demonisation of disabled people. Verso Books.
  15. J

    Autistic client worries about behavior with other staff

    A guy whom I know at a program in which I work for people with disabilities. He has high functioning autism. He got in trouble for following a staff member around who is a young woman whom he likes. We had a discussions. She made a complaint. He constantly worries about other staff members who...
  16. A

    Neurodiversity and autism 2023-01-27

    Neurodiversity and autism What is neurodiversity and how has it changed the way we talk about autism? Is it always helpful for people who are autistic and their families? As video app Tik Tok became more and more popular, so too did the use of #Neurodivergent. Videos using this hashtag...
  17. J

    Does anybody else get nauseous, when they are really tired?

    I've noticed that when I'm extremely tired, and in the middle of having to finish whatever it is that I'm doing. to the point to were i have to find a bed, run to lay down, because I'm so exhausted. I tend to be really nauseous, forcing me to run to lay down.
  18. 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"...
  19. Jenisautistic

    The story continues part 1

    let me know what you think
  20. S

    My Inactivity on AF from 9th January to 25th March 2023

    I am letting you all know that I might be inactive on AF from 9th January to 25th March. I am starting my second quarter at UCI. I will be having classes from Monday to Friday. On Mondays, I have classes from 09:00 to 09:50 (9:00am to 9:50am), 12:00 to 12:50 (12:00pm to 12:50pm), and 17:00 to...
Top Bottom