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    Lost in Limbo, HELP ME!!! Lol

    I was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Do I have ASD? I have PDD-NOS, I feel that I have high functioning autism. I can’t do a conversation well when people are talking (often think they are talking to me which usually just ends up in being laughed at), I flap my hands often and make a whistle sound...
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    Hey, My names R.J. and I was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified(also called Atypical Autism) at 18 months old. I have some significant symptoms of Autism(I.E. extreme stiming, special interests, and anger/frustration issues) but other symptoms I don't(e.g...
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    My 12yo son with a PDD-NOS diagnosis "wants to live in the past". Can't figure it out.

    Hello everyone. Thanks you for reading this. I have a 12yo son who has been diagnosed with Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) some years ago. He does have trouble socializing and communicating, and is not currently on therapy, although he has done a bit social...
  4. Butterfly88

    What is PDD-NOS considered under the DSM-5?

    When I was 7 I was diagnosed with PDD-NOS under the DSM-4. Now that DSM-5 is out I'm not sure what I am. I saw a group for people with ASD Level 1 I might want to go to but am not certain if I'd be level 1 or 2. I feel like socially I'd be a 1 but otherwise I'd be a 2. Since it's not...
  5. Gekko2508

    Shock from Emigration

    [Takes a deep breath] Alright, this is going to be tough for me. It has nothing to do with the community, but I don't like sharing my weaknesses with people I don't know. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for sticking with me through this. At the age of five, I was diagnosed with...
  6. Butterfly88

    Autism and Trauma

    I have PDD-NOS and PTSD. I’m in therapy working through trauma. Problem is my therapist says she doesn’t think I’m autistic. She also seems to not know the difference between Asperger’s Syndrome and PDD-NOS. When I started stimming in her office she looked worried and asked me if I was okay...
  7. selfhatetoselflove

    Unexpected change is the worst

    I was supposed to go to a riding lesson this morning, but the barn is 1-2 hours away by trains without a car. I have a big anxiety about this commute every time I visit there, but as I heard that it would rain later today, the anxiety got HUGE. I couldn't go to a riding lesson. I am very very...
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    Urge to make noises

    I have an 8 year old son, PDD-NOS, who is asking for help. About 2 weeks ago he starting feeling the urge/need to make a sort of moaning sound. He describes it as a feeling in his throat and he has to make that sound. He says it happens all the time, although I have mostly noticed it at night...
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