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    Could I be HFA?

    I’ve been doing some light research lately and I’m wondering if it would be worthwhile to get an official diagnosis. I believe I have some characteristics of high-functioning autism (or at least something that affects my social skills). I am hopeful that some explanation can help me navigate my...
  2. crp

    Subtyping the Autism Spectrum Disorder

    I've studied tons of the professional materials and I have to tell you that the so-called high-functioning autism (HFA) is probably not the Asperger's syndrome only (according to the current classification) but there is also another subtype of HFA that takes place accurately between the Kanner's...
  3. whalewhalewhale


    Hi all, My name is Emma. I am not officially diagnosed but I'm in the process. I like dinosaurs and anything to do with the ocean!!! I'm looking for people to talk to. I'm not great at talking to people and I really like science so anyone who wants to talk about things let me know. -Emma
  4. 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...
  5. simetra

    Childhood favorites are stim toys today

    During my 'research' into autism, I was recently checking out #stimtoys on Instagram because that is exactly the platform on which serious research on autism should start. I was scrolling through the tag when I came across the account of a shop that seemed to be specialized in types of objects...
  6. simetra

    Swimming, but sinking

    Thinking back to my school years, one of my strongest memories is how utterly untalented I was in all things sport-related. But my sport-problems started even before I entered elementary school, especially with swimming. I was perfectly content with my floaties. Being in the water was amazing...
  7. F

    Good Day!

    Greetings!:p I am a self-diagnosed teen residing in Canada. I've struggled with an restrictive eating disorder in the past and currently am learning to manage my anxiety in absence of those negative behaviors. I think both of these could have a direct correlation to the struggles I've endured...
  8. P

    Introduction I Guess

    My life has been pretty normal I went to a public school near my home town where I was quite literally "born and raised". However I've always been a weird kid and I never really knew why. Now I think I have found the answer but I'd like to post it on here to get a little closure i guess, also...
  9. P

    Im Pretty Unsure

    Im pretty unsure as to whether i have High Functioning Autism/ Aspergers so i intend to post elements of my life and of why i think i have HFA/ Aspergers. I do quite a lot of introspection coupled with research on the symptoms and not knowing drives me crazy, it feels like if i could put a...
  10. U

    Mentally and physically exhausted HFA boyfriend - help!

    Hi I am new here. I have a lovely HFA boyfriend, and we have been together for one and a half years now. I am an NT myself, and we are both middle aged having bad marriages behind us. The relationship has been wonderful so far. I have never felt being loved this much before. My boyfriend is...
  11. J

    He thinks I was trying to hurt him...

    So I’m a NT and my HFA guy has been frustrating me lately. Recently, he’s gone through a bit of a regression emotionally. The other night, I went to CVS and picked up some cough medicine for him (upon request) at midnight…and he fell asleep before I got back with the stuff and had me waiting...
  12. B


    Growing up I have myself experienced and seen others in my family experience the impact of restricted interests on family life as such I wanted to find out how caregivers start to widen the restricted interests of their children.
  13. Novalion

    Newly diagnosed HFA, looking for info & friends

    Hi everyone! My name is Ari and I'm a 33yo LGBT female from NYC who just got diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism recently. I'm here because I want to learn more about HFA and the autistic community, make new friends I don't have to explain myself to with an essay of disclaimers, as well as...
  14. R

    The children issue: should I tell my ex to test for HFA?

    My ex is undiagnosed. I am not a medical professional. We ended because he had a "shutdown" episode. Why I think he has HFA: we were very close for the year that we dated. He told me many thoughts and difficulties he felt. He calls himself a robot. My best friend (who has family on the...
  15. V

    Medication that works for HFA, ADHD, and Anxiety?

    I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety a while ago, but only recently with HFA and ADHD. I am having the worst time with finding a good medication. SSRI's make my ADHD much worse, but help with anxiety. ADHD meds make my anxiety worse and add depression when the stimulant wears off, but while...
  16. James Reese

    Hello I made it

    Hello everyone, I found this site while browsing the Internet on self help. I don't have many friends with HFA and am not very good at relating or socializing with people. But here I am, so hi! :sweatsmile:
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