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  1. catdog55616

    Lost my train of thought...

    I had a good idea of what I wanted to write here, keyword "had". I suppose I'm dreading going back to school next week. That first day back is always horrifying, being bombarded with noise and smells and lights and people all at once. But at least I'll have a kind of structure in my life again...
  2. Ieva

    just realized this is the first time I'm sharing my life story to others+ SURVEY -I NEED YOU OPINION

    Not a good thing to start with negative, but I hate traditional education system. I have always hated it, always trying to avoid it, running home to do something more meaningful. I could not concentrate to learn, I was just existing at school, and when I was home I was reading, learning and...
  3. Sapphire K

    The World Isn't Ready for Me (Poem)

    So, I created this poem and submitted it to be included in my online high school's literary magazine. I just wrote about my disability, without mentioning autism explicitly. I hope it gets in the magazine! Anyways, without much more BS, here it is: I am ready for the world, But is the world...
  4. Jenisautistic

    Myself though the years and regression

    [/UR[/img] [/url][/img] Is it possible to have a form of down syndrome without knowing it? As some of you know ive been a sort of special-needs person all my life and not knowing what special needs i have and why. Some people say I’m manic or schizophrenic for saying that. I have had...
  5. A

    Screaming student needs help

    Hello, I am a teacher who is looking to help a student and his parents. This student has autism and has very little verbal expression. His most frequent stim tends to be verbal scripting. It is clear he is quoting something, but he is difficult to understand. He also enjoys deep pressure and...
  6. stratocaster

    Autism and Higher Education

    A blog about my experiences at university having recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It will include perspectives on social interactions and friendships, academics and organization, disability accommodations and community support, and much more. I'm writing this for the...
  7. Onna

    Onna thoughts

    I want to try and help people explain autism and/or understand it from the perspective of someone with Aspergers.
  8. A

    Please help me. Last year of IB now

    Hi, my name is Albert I'm 18 years old, and was diagnosed back in May, which is quite a late diagnosis. I am currently attending my 6th school, in the fifth country I'm living in, and am currently in my last year of IB. I did redo a year of IB as I had switched schools. The last one was...
  9. Daydreamer

    The Umbrella.

    Every so often I form fairly minor habits that repeat a significant amount of times, and aren't always easy to break. I don't always want to break them, since they can be comforting. One that I used to have involved an umbrella. It was a small hand-held one that had a strap you could wrap...
  10. catdog55616

    s c h o o l

    For some odd reason, I have a strange sense of object permanence. In this case, if I can't immediately see a deadline (2-3 days depending on what it is), it just doesn't exist for me. Because of this, I'll have random moments where I remember that school is starting next week for me. This makes...
  11. DesertRose

    College and university

    I'm curious. I've read several posts on here saying that it took them longer than required to finish and graduate higher education. To clarify my curiosity, I never went to college or university, so I really don't have a clue how those schools work. I have done some correspondence work, work...
  12. J

    A Design of A Product That Can Help Individuals With Autism Calm Themselves Down [THESIS]

    Hello! I took on this topic because, even if I'm not related with anyone with Autism, I have always taken a liking to psychology. That also goes the same with mental disabilities, and since the push for awareness has become rampant these days, that made me want to take on the topic. I also...
  13. DesertRose

    Friends in primary school

    When you were first starting school, did you choose people you wanted to be friends with, or attempt to be, that met certain criteria? For instance, I would only seek out those who had been to my home, or knew our family. I also seemed to be drawn to those who appeared to be friendless. It was...
  14. windowall

    Anyone studying/working in maths/science who used to struggle in school?

    I want to go to school for maths/sciences but struggled in school growing up. Did anyone here overcome learning difficulties and was able to enter this field? I would love to hear your experience. I have low confidence from failing in school growing up but my goal is to learn skills to be...
  15. As sweet as-pie

    Work experience

    Hi all, I'm at college and work experience is compulsary. It's in june for a week. I've been emailing places for ages now. 40 in total. I finally found a placement but I need to go in for a DBS check on tuesday and I don't think I can. I'm "high functioning" but theres like nothing I can do...
  16. Jorg

    Dismissing a bad lab partner from university

    Hello! As many of you may recall or not, I'm an electronic engineering student, I'm a very "strict" or at least I try to be responsable with my work even if I may not understand WTH is about. For years I've been struggling with lab/project parters, lack of interest from them, lack of "good"...
  17. D

    Struggling With College/School

    So I have only recently begun to suspect that I am on the spectrum(since around late November). I have talked to a psychiatrist(who brought it up in the first place), my uncle who is a professor at a medical school, as well as my cousin who is diagnosed with aspergers. All of them agree that I...
  18. Ameriblush

    Falling asleep in class...

    I notice that whenever I sit down for a long enough period, I fall asleep. That sounds pretty basic, but I'm in class, and after sitting down for only 20 mins, I'm so out of it that I have narrowly avoided falling out of my seat and scaring the daylights out of myself on several occasions...
  19. J

    Stressed. Which job do I take?!

    Hey y'all. Fellow aspie here. I planning on attending college this spring full-time but I need to make money while I'm there to pay for rent and stuff. I live with my brother and sister but I still need to work 30-40 hours per week at just above minimum wage just to meet the minimum...
  20. Todd Gilbey

    Did you have a 1-2-1 classroom assistant when you were at school?

    First thread on here, looks like an awesome place to air your thoughts to here goes; did any of you have a "helper" when you were at school? I'm interested to hear how it made you feel and how it shaped you as an adult? I had an assistant up until I was 16-years-old. In one way it was great...
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