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  1. savi83

    So I didn't attend a colleagues wedding

    A couple of years ago a new guy joined my team. We got paired up quite a bit as he was still learning the job. He is a very emotional person and opened up to me straight off the bat, telling me that he felt low due to his girlfriend breaking up with him. This made me feel uncomfortable as I'm...
  2. savi83

    Small Talk (How much does it bother you?)

    Hi everybody, One of my main difficulties in social interaction is "small talk", it's something that feels so unnatural to me but it's a social convention that helps build connections with people, something which I also struggle with. When I come into work on a Monday morning I ask people if...
  3. D

    Hi, Portland,OR guy looking for help

    I don't have a lot of time left where I'll have reliable internet access so I was hoping to get what info I could before it gets cut; I've been looking for an organized support group for people with autism in or around the downtown area of Portland, Oregon and haven't been having a lot of luck...
  4. Peatsmoke

    What makes you bolt (or want to bolt)?

    Bolting, or the urge to bolt, seems to be pretty common for Auties in general. I'm not sure of the "official" definition, but I mean the urge to get away from a social situation or public place as fast as possible, to go somewhere safer (usually quieter, calmer, more familiar, more alone). I...
  5. As sweet as-pie

    Social groups for autistic people

    I just received my official diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as an information pack including information about resources and groups in my area for autistic people. I don't have any friends and haven't had any since I left high school, even then I struggled socially, and I often...
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