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  1. M

    How to deal with college pressure while parenting

    Hello, apologise in advanced if this is the wrong thread, I am still trying to figure out navigating this site. There is so much wonderful threads and information, but unfortunately it's a little too much for my brain to handle in a short time Anyway, I have 2 weeks left of college.. Well two...
  2. Info dump & salty space

    Self care

    Self care is telling my son "I have to save my ears for the fair. I won't be able to answer you right now because I am saving my brain so I can help you at the fair since it will be very loud." And doing it without guilt. I love my kid enough to love my brain enough to titrate my sensory...
  3. Au Naturel

    Some Poetry

    Autism in the Trenches
  4. S

    My 12yo son with a PDD-NOS diagnosis and video games

    Hello all. Thank you for reading this. Is my 12yo old son addicted to video games? I think he might be. He plays long hours, is going to sleep late, wants to play all day long. I know this might describe lots of kinds. But my son also is giving us a very hard time when we try to guide him. He...
  5. N

    Hello from a Mom

    Hi Everyone. I have left the land of FB and still want to be connected to Autistic Community as I navigate parenting my super amazing Autistic 8.5-year-old. I like learning from other parents and from autistic teens and adults. Currently I am really trying to find non-traditional methods to...
  6. Renzo

    How to Help Your Autistic Child Thrive

    How to Help Your Autistic Child Thrive (Source) Autistic children face a lot of misunderstanding. You can trust me on that because I've been in the same position as your promising boy or girl is now. Just like your kid, I have autism. Just like your kid, I had parents who really wanted to help...
  7. A

    Is it bad that I want my child to have autism?

    No, I don't have a child yet but would like to have one. I want him/her to be autistic. Now, I the reasons I give will probably sound really selfish, so you don't have to point it out, I'm fully aware. 1. I don't want to be alone. I'm the only person in my family with autism, and I would like...
  8. M

    Looking for some direction and just needing to share.

    Hi everyone. I am the mom of a newly diagnosed son with autism. (September 2018) Since his diagnosis I feel as if I've been running in circles through sand. Truth be told, Im downright terrified of messing this up. Brace yourselves, this is going to be a long read. Deep down I feel I...
  9. BeachLife

    Shut down all day without realizing it

    Hi all, Ive had a strange day today. Quite newly diagnosed, still navigating in many ways. Yesterday I followed an ultra creative urge to just make art for the sake of it, and the release/enjoyment without worrying about what it turns out like. I noticed that often when I'm being creative I get...
  10. Dahlia

    What helped?

    We just found out that my almost 6 year old son is autistic and people are pushing lots of interventions. We homeschool and he is very happy around immediate family and with our extended family. He can’t really make friends with peers, but he is a huge sweetheart and gets lots of love and...
  11. The Gentle and Brave Writer

    Do teens know what they want to do when they grow up?

    "It's very difficult that kids that age know what they want to be when they grow up" said my dad, sixty-seven, when I was telling him that my daughter, thirteen, already knew what she wanted to do when she grows up. Today, in the locker of the pool where I go swimming, I heard two women...
  12. Sabrina

    Share your funny or cute aspie moments !

    My 8yr old son: “Every second grader was playing one single game of tag during recess”. —— Silence—- Me: ... Everybody except you, I presume. 8 yr old: Yes. I was just walking, and then, sitting. —— Silence—- I looked, amused, at my 13 yr old. We had a conversation years ago, when she...
  13. The Gentle and Brave Writer

    Changing how a man looks good on my paper

    I now have a map with all the places with hidden mines that I have to avoid in my love life. These mines are charming, exciting, intelligent men, that had unloving mothers. I also have in my map a destination: a man with his feet on Earth, capable of love, (since he received lots of it when he...
  14. The Gentle and Brave Writer

    Learning at dinner time

    My eight-year-old son wants to know about the creation of everything, so I’m searching the web to find cool videos to share with him. He usually spends a lot of time in his own video games, he also has swimming classes, and spends time doing homework. And last, but not least, he has seven hours...
  15. L

    Mom of a beautiful, wild, silly 6 year old girl, with Autism

    hi, I decided I wanted to get involved with the Autism community, in hopes that you will help me as I walk this journey with my daughter. I have so much to learn and understand. My Arielle is a sweet little girl. She is bright, very sweet and has a "can do" attitude. She struggles with...
  16. Sabrina

    If you are or were a video gamer

    For how long did you use to play? I’m wondering because my seven-year-old son has been obsessed about the same game (Splatoon and Splatoon 2) for aproximately six months, and could play the whole day, if he has nothing else to do. He also watches a lot of videos of other people playing the game...
  17. The Gentle and Brave Writer

    My kids' minds

    I read somewhere that we are all artists when we are kids (until someone says a negative critic against our art work). Likewise, we are all philosophers when we are kids… or maybe I’m wrong, and I just used to be a kid philosopher, and my two children turned out to be even better kid...
  18. Sabrina

    If your parents divorced when you were a kid or a teenager...

    ... I would like to know if you have any advice for me, regarding my children's emotional well-being (I just separated from my husband and we are heading for divorce).
  19. HelzBelz


    I'm right on the tip of a burnout and know I need to make some changes if I want to stop myself tipping into the abyss, although I don't have the energy to think, process and take action. I've noticed a lot of aspies seem to go through regular burnout - have any of you found ways to cope when...
  20. George K.

    Son with Aspergers

    Hi, I'm joining on behalf of my 8 yo son, who our school has helped us recognize clearly demonstrates autistic range behaviors, and after delving into the materials and talking with our pediatrician, we've accepted this is most likely the case. He started showing signs of what a psychologist...
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