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  1. T

    TravelingWiki Engagement with Autism Practice/Policy Leadership; Advice Requested

    As TravelingWiki.com seeks to continue attempts to augment access to air travel for the Autism, ALS, Dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other communities (with non-visible disabilities), TravelingWiki will be meeting with at least one Autism Society CEO (over the next few weeks) and a...
  2. 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...
  3. androidysphoria

    Introduction, greeting, & question

    Hello, my name is Belladonna & I am a teenager with autism. This is my first post on the forum and I am hoping to get an answer to a question I have. My question is about mobility aids & autism. I was diagnosed with asperger’s a couple years ago (although i suspect i fall into level 2 autism...
  4. C

    (Survey, USA) Developing an app for adults on the spectrum to help with disability benefits

    Hello! My name is Chris Reierson and I'm a UX Design student formally diagnosed with ASD. I'm currently developing an app for adults on the spectrum who receive or are interested in receiving federal and/or state disability benefits (e.g. SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, etc.). This is a school project...
  5. Andrew206

    Appeal to Social Security Appeals Council

    I appealed my Social Security denial to the Appeals Council and they recently sent me a 25-day letter, which gives me 25 days to send additional information and arguments to them. I hope something good comes out of this.
  6. Skittlebisquit

    Chat Apps

    I really really like texting, do you want to know why? It's because I have trouble speaking sometimes. My phone will let me talk to it and it types for me. That I can do, because I can see it, and take my time. I can type on my phone ok, but it's so weird! I used to be able to type accurate...
  7. Andrew206

    The Rationale Behind My Social Security Denial

    I got the decision on my appeal last Friday. Here are the key points as explained in the decision: I’m insured for disability through December 31, 2025. I haven’t done any substantial gainful activity since August 3, 2018. My impairments are depression, anxiety, and autism. My impairments...
  8. Andrew206

    My Social Security claim was denied

    Unfortunately my Social Security claim was denied at the appeal level with an administrative law judge. I’ll get the actual ruling soon. I know the Appeals Council takes a long time with appeals to them, and I’m thinking about appealing my case to them.
  9. Joshua the Writer

    Autism IS a Disability

    I don't like the sayings, "autism is a superpower" or "autism isn't a disability it is a different ability." I feel like this invalidates people who aren't quite comfortable with being Autistic or Autistic people who feel as though their ASD has more negative than positive impacts or those who...
  10. Andrew206

    My Social Security Hearing Today

    I had a telephone hearing before an Administrative Law Judge for Social Security disability today. A Vocational Expert was present. That individual said there were some jobs in the national economy for me, but a job at 15 hours per week (what I’m doing now) wouldn’t be competitive. I...
  11. Sab

    grief around disability

    Hey everyone, I hope you are holding up okay during the pandemic. I wanted to share about something and am curious about any shared-experience or insight. I started a new program in school full time last September, after many years of not attending school in person (I finished a college...
  12. MystieNymph

    Career Support (Auditory Processing)

    Hi, I wanted to start a thread on any career support this community has for my auditory processing. I decided to join surmising that there were probably tons here with APD. I don't have Asperger's nor do I have autism. I just have this disability where I am very slow at processing language and...
  13. Andrew206

    Looks like I have a representative for my Social Security disability claim

    I’m poised to sign paperwork to hire a non-attorney representative to represent me in my upcoming Social Security disability hearing. I’m wondering what it’s like to have a non-attorney representative work on a disability claim.
  14. Andrew206

    Received a denial on my reconsideration for Social Security disability benefits

    My letter states in part that the available evidence demonstrates my conditions may limit my ability to perform some types of work, but not all types of work. The letter also says I can perform work without extensive training or social interaction. Also, Social Security doesn’t have enough...
  15. R

    Is it unreasonable for family members to take advantage of ones' diagnosis for financial gain??

    Hi all! Sorry to bother you guys but I can't seem to understand the conveniences versus the negative impacts behind such initiatives and quite frankly I am appalled that members of my family (let alone anyone) would even lay a thought on using my diagnosis for their benefit. To give you a...
  16. Jenisautistic

    For those of you with difficulty reading

    Do you find fiction or nonfiction more difficult to read? I have dyslexia among many things. And I find that realistic fiction or nonfiction I don’t have a less problems andmore complex fiction Or fantasy books. Although fantasy is one of my favorite genres as well as realistic fiction ...
  17. Jenisautistic


    Rolling with the trend of people showing their books on YouTube and doing book hauls. so I decided to make my own Book Haul video. i’m trying my best not to try to read and understand when I read as much as I can .even though reading makes me want to throw up and makes my head spin I still love...
  18. Jenisautistic

    What is it like to go to college with autism or another disability?

    I am trying to figure out whether not I can go to a college program for people with disabilities in my area It is called Impact u ImpactU I was wondering what it’s like for other people here who have disabilities such as autism.
  19. stratocaster

    Autism and Higher Education

    A blog about my experiences at university having recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It will include perspectives on social interactions and friendships, academics and organization, disability accommodations and community support, and much more. I'm writing this for the...
  20. LucyPurrs

    Loss of Independence

    Losing independence due to problems walking and how it feels, gratitude to forum members for support
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