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family communication

  1. its_about_the_cones

    Self-diagnosis and invalidation from family

    Hi everyone, I'm new here, so forgive me if I don't know exactly how this works. I just feel that I need to be heard about something. I was diagnosed with ADHD late last year, and I'm still figuring that out. For the past few months, however, I've begun to suspect I also have autism. I've been...
  2. AspiAngie

    Trouble with parents, siblings, etc: Being around them and their opinions

    TL;DR (Too long; Didn't read) summary at the bottom in bold for those thinking "Get to the point already". Backstory: All my life I had been "different" but the only thing I had been diagnosed with was dyslexia and kidney disease. For most of my life I thought it was due to being a sick kid...
  3. shadowmyl

    My family members probably hate me because I am different

    Hello, I am 17 and self-diagnosed with social anxiety and autism. Since I was little, I have always had a hard time around my family members, especially when we meet with my aunt's family. As my cousins are exactly the same age as my sister and I, so one is 17 and the other is 21, we have been...
  4. Lundi

    Interacting with family members from third world countries who think that ASD is fake

    I am not sure how to explain this, but on both sides of my family, but especially my father's side, most of extended family believe that any form of ASD is just a hoax, and that those with the disorder(s) are just acting weird on purpose to deliberately vex people or get sympathy and attention...
  5. NicolePfisher

    Would my Mom find this website useful?

    Hi, I don't know how to lead into this, so here we go... I am a young woman self-diagnosed with ASD. My mother and I have always loved each other but we've always have had trouble communicating (now we know why). My mom believes that I am on the spectrum--she was the first to suggest it even...
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