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high functioning

  1. Zirk

    Officially diagnosed

    Hi, I am a 26 year old European man living in the Netherlands. I am officially diagnosed with high functioning autism, a very severe variant. Which means I have trouble forming speech, working with language, people and joining society. I have no special talents, but I see patterns more easily...
  2. R

    Direct involvement in research

    Diogenes here is looking for an expert who knows what they're talking about. I'm diagnosed with mild high-performance Aspergers as a side dish to a huge IQ (I may have reinforced the top 163 bar when the Tavistock Clinic picked me up during the extension of IQ testing to kids in the 1960s, which...
  3. R

    I'm Rahere

    The original founded one of the oldest hospitals in the world, St Bartholomew's. As a Royal Jester, he was perforce one of the earliest psychologists, and a modest man. For myself, I was caught up in the extension of IQ testing to kids in the 1960s, when what I was told about myself (next to...
  4. B

    give us a voice

    A world today is a tough place especially for those with autism I should know because i Have it but I also what to make it a better one how you ask I have skills in video production am going to use my still to give people like us a platform if you want to help let me know
  5. L

    Autism and crisis recovery

    I wanted to start a thread on autism and sharing experience of crisis - not necessarily to vent but to perhaps provide support through insights and tips. I had a crisis in 2018, no one could understand what I was really experiencing, largely due to maybe to the fact that it felt like I was...
  6. S

    Help with my Boyfriend

    I have been with my bf for almost two years (me=25, him=23). We actually met in therapy lol He was misdiagnosed and I was the one who suggested he had high functioning Aspergers and low and behold he did. We have been literally inseparable since. He sleeps over multiple times a week and jokes...
  7. S

    Emotional bursts

    Hi, I've just got some questions if anyone could please help, I tend to have outbursts of emotions and I dont understand why. They are not brought on by anything, I have no train of thought while it happens and I can just be sat doing nothing and I burst into tears for about 5 seconds and then...
  8. S

    Is this me?

    This is me, and what has lead me to this forum.. I have felt different since childhood. Overly sensitive to life. Hyper aware in any social situation. Awkward or inadequate feeling. When it came to social anything, my anxieties were to the point of physical illness. They have become worse as of...
  9. Faeth Silverwolf

    Faeth's Autistic Journey

    Well first I'd like to say hello to everyone. I'm 38 years old and have just been told by the group named North West Autism Center. Northwest Autism Center who had me do a questionare to see if I have Autism. On the test thingy you have Autism if you score 70 or higher I scored 192 on the test...
  10. George Newman

    It's About Us

    Many of you know that I was officially diagnosed with high functioning autism (HFA) late in life; just last year. My life was falling and completely fell apart. I will be 48 this year. I've spent a year wrestling with the scope and implications that have come with this diagnosis. I have come...
  11. edo18vm

    I am on the spectrum?

    Hi everyone, I am a 26 year old cisgender male and I am not sure if I am on the spectrum and I would like to see if someone has a similar experience to mine and maybe I could get some advice from diagnosed people. So let's start from the beginning. I am a quadruplet, born in Costa Rica and...
  12. M

    What is the difference between Asperger’s and high-functioning autism?

    Even though they are supposedly different, I often hear people on this forum use them interchangeably. So it would be helpful to know if they are differences as well as any similarities.
  13. Luceid

    What would treatment look like for HFA?

    I recently got out of a complicated relationship with a girl and she recommended I get counseling because she thinks I'm on the Autism/Asperger's spectrum. She has a degree in counseling, which is probably why she was able to recognize symptoms in me. Her description of Asperger's made a lot of...
  14. 2

    Patience til the End

    Hi I hope many of you will gain insight into people on the spectrum although each and every person is different and functions at a different level.. One thing I never managed to work out was where behaviour due to being on the spectrum stopped and the personality/character took over. I had...
  15. Rachel Jackson

    Hello - I'm new here - and I would really appreciate your help

    I have a child of 7 with high functioning autism and have been working hard alongside my day job to try to support and nourish him. He loves stories and one rainy afternoon, not long after watching the Chris Packham documentary that aired in the UK, I decided to write one. According to the...
  16. W

    Bipolar Type I and possibly autism spectrum.

    Dear all, I have Bipolar disorder Type I. Diagnosed and on various meds for years. The pdoc suspects that I have autism spectrum issues as well, and this is why I write here. I do research in mathematics, so I am high functioning in that context, but I have always struggled with social...
  17. L

    What do you think about functioning labels?

    So I identify as autistic but I also consider myself very high functioning. There are both good and bad things that come with that. But it seems that many people are very against functioning labels. I heard someone say that nobody is less autistic or more autistic or higher functioning or lower...
  18. quarantinedonearth

    Shutdowns/Meltdowns---What are they? Do all adults with ASD have them?

    I'm a 26 year-old female and I'm trying to determine whether I'm a high functioning autistic or not. I have 35 of the 44 symptoms described in Rudy Simone's book Aspergirls. Except... I don't have angry meltdowns or shutdowns. I get very depressed sometimes but that's it. Does the fact that I...
  19. Meila

    Hello :) I'm Meila, an aspie

    Hello everybody! I'm Meila from England and was officially diagnosed with aspergers a couple of years ago. I absolutely love sci-fi and horror (though I'm awful with the aftermath of watching the films) and I adore writing, particularly psychological thrillers. I also love Badminton, tennis...
  20. Jenisautistic

    I'm tired of people saying low functioning means sick also being in between things

    Hey everyone I am very frustrated every time I talk about a program that I've been to and people with autism, everyone seems to think low functioning means you can't do anything or that you're sick or that you're in a way not capable or something like that and if you are capable at all or if...
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