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  1. S

    I am seeking some advice from the community as someone who is undiagnosed but feels a strong connection with autism

    Hi, everyone. My name is Sophie (nickname is soap or soapy) and I am 24 years old. I hope you'll stick with me through this post cause I am positive it will be a long one. First and foremost I want to say that I am not diagnosed with autism and I also do not want to self diagnose because it...
  2. D

    New To All of This - Suspected Autism as a young adult

    Hello! To introduce myself, my name is Dyamond, I’m 19 years old (female), and I’ve been suspecting that I have ASD for quite a while now, but haven’t really been able to do anything about it. I’m not sure what steps to take towards getting a diagnosis and have had virtually no help. I don’t...
  3. Slim Jim

    They are the opposite sex, but come with the same personality as you

    What would be your reaction, to such a person. Positive or negative or just neutral. Both of you have the same personality, attitudes, interests, opinions. Have all the same idiosyncrasies. And don't say, well, I'm ugly. I would be repulsed by somebody like me. Just imagine, She/He is very...
  4. Slim Jim

    Optical Illusion reveals if your Brain is Male or Female

    Do you see the man running towards or away from you in this optical illusion? Illusion shows if you have female or male brain & what you see first says a lot If you saw the runner approaching, this means you have a more male brain. If you saw the figure hightailing it away from you, it means...
  5. F

    Forming/maintaining routines?

    I am a teenaged, self diagnosed, "high functioning" autistic girl. I'm not certain that I have autism, but I do have good reason to believe it. I Cannot. Maintain. Routines. I try and I fail and I try again and I fail again. I've had every app out there, paper checklists, journals; the works...
  6. P

    AFAB, 18, and currently seeking a diagnosis

    I've always struggled with "meltdowns," figuring out the ins-and-outs of everyday social interaction, making and keeping friends, pretty much all of the textbook high-functioning autistic traits throughout my life. I always thought I was bi-polar, or that something was just plain wrong with me...
  7. Kristiina

    Extroverted and female

    Hi. You have a very nice and active forum here. :) I don't have a diagnosis and I've been wondering whether I could possibly be on the spectrum. I know its supposed to be a yes/no diagnosis, but I'm definitely in the grey area. I'm a 36 y.o mother of two, with a successful career in science...
  8. simetra

    I tried stimming: Spinning rings

    When the general public (which is my floppy term for people who know about the existence of autism but not too much about what it means) thinks about stimming in autism, most will probably come up with rocking, or hand flapping and the like, maybe also audible stims if they have ever been on a...
  9. simetra

    Trading Christmas for progress

    Not to be dramatic or anything but tomorrow is Christmas Eve (at least for the majority of people in the country I live in and traditionally my family). Christmas used to be a huge thing for me. Granted, I'm in my twenties so my childhood is not as far away as it is for other people. And for...
  10. L

    Aspie women in the workplace?

    I am an NT partner to an aspie female who also has extreme social phobia, and severe anxiety. She has not had a proper job before and is afraid of entering a long term and repetitive social situation at the workplace, due to childhood traumas (hardcore bullying in boarding school for over 7...
  11. AmbitiousGirl

    I was diagnosed with ASD level 2 at age 20

    Hi, My name is Aisha and I'm almost 22 years old. I live in Europe. I recently graduated from university as an engineer. Currently I have summer break until I start working in September. I was diagnosed with ASD level 2 one and a half year ago and via the same tests it was also found that I...
  12. RMX07

    30-something Aspie writer from Australia saying ‘Hi!’

    So, I’ve been lurking on these forums for the last couple of months, gathering as much information as I could before my initial appointment with my psychologist for an autism diagnosis. For all of the info you folks have provided me, I wanted to say a very big THANK YOU! It has been comforting...
  13. Holly771

    Newby saying Hello - 29 year old Female awaiting diagnosis (self diagnosed)

    Hello! I'm a 29 year old female from UK. In the last 2 years I have slowly come to the realisation that I probably have ASD. After lots of research and deep thinking I made the decision this week to book a GP appointment and hopefully start the journey to a diagnosis. I struggled with the...
  14. Mathophobe

    I Think I've Become a Gynophobe

    The title pretty much says it all. I've been a hopeless romantic since I was a little kid, but every girl I've ever tried to get to know has either rejected me or flaked on me. In recent years, I've developed a deep-seated fear of not only women but females in general, even those of animals and...
  15. BeachLife

    40something female recently diagnosed

    Hi, where to start? :) I'm recently diagnosed and am currently in the processing and acceptance stage. It's quite incredible this snowball effect of the more women who are diagnosed late in life, the more accurate info circulates about female presentation (hence me putting g pieces together)...
  16. Sabrina

    Younger male partners

    All the boyfriends that I’ve had (and ex husband), have been younger than me (six months, a year, two years, three years, three years). I’m curious to know if there are other female aspies like me. I used to think that it was because I looked younger, but maybe I’m emotionally younger too (an...
  17. star.stuff

    Hi there!

    Hi everyone, (disclosure) - I would like to apologize in advance if anything I say is offensive. I don't mean that at all and I am still new to all of this My name is Danielle. I am 26 years old. I guess I am just starting my journey to see if I am living with ASD. I always felt like an...
  18. Bronwyn

    Asperger girls

    Hiya looking for girls around my age (19) to have a chat about Asperger life. Just really want to be able to relate to someone. I feel as if my struggles as a child growing up were very difficult especially as a girl. Id like only females to contact me please. Dont be afraid to drop me a message...
  19. The Gentle and Brave Writer

    Feeling physically safe with a man

    I feel safe with my date of these days. What I mean by “safe” is the physical part of being safe, and I’m not referring to the lack of fear of being abused by him (that’s another horrible fear, but not the subject of this post. To clarify doubts, I feel safe with him in that aspect too). I mean...
  20. The Gentle and Brave Writer

    Allowing myself to feel sadness

    I was a bad mom last night and this morning. My fuse was very short and I got exasperated at the most menial things. They’re kids, for crying out loud, what’s wrong with me? I know what’s wrong. I saw the ex yesterday, after weeks of not seeing him, and he didn’t even turn the his head to...
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