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  1. JoSchi

    Working on an app to support ASD

    Hello there, my name's Joel and I got diagnosed with Asperger, 3y ago. Here in Luxembourg, support is free and super nice, but they're missing people to fulfill all the needs to help and support people with ASD. I then checked if there are good, supporting apps on the market and found none. For...
  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. autism-and-autotune

    I'm terrified of taking this step, but I must.

    I'm deciding to finally muster the courage and finally file an official restraining order against my parents. For peace of mind and for the safety of myself and the one who I love, I know that I have to do this. But part of me is frozen, thinking of consequences or just general hesitation. I...
  4. autism-and-autotune

    I finally said no to my father--THANK YOU to all those who helped!

    It's been an issue on my mind for the past couple weeks, but thanks to a lot of you on a different thread, I was encouraged to face my fears and fully close the book on what would've been an unfinished page. To the summons of my father for a funeral, which demanded (not asked or requested) I...
  5. tripleU

    Super Emotional?

    Hi, I am super emotional? I keep getting complained for this, and even banned from r/autism, don't go there. Here is one example, when I got one downvote on Reddit, My ears got hot red and couldn't do anything that day until I found this forum. Also people on r/autism complained about my super...
  6. Streetwise

    Mental health occupational therapist

    What Does an Occupational Therapist do in Mental Health? — Beam Consultancy very detailed if your health provider isn't utterly perfect(its about the UK but I think any country with this profession applies)
  7. A

    Emotional support

    Hi everyone! I'm new to this because we only recently found out my boyfriend has a mild form of Asperger's. I always thought he just wasn't the type of guy- or because he didn't care enough about me to support me emotionally so it somehow feels like a relief to know he really can't help it. I'm...
  8. An0maly_1976

    Ableism Gaslighting?

    Ooooookaaaaay... As anyone here knows, living with these conditions is hard enough when you have a support group -- family and / or friends who understand you and have the patience to process your idiosyncracies. Unfortunately, I am generally surrounded by ignorant and intolerant individuals...
  9. Marianna Jimenez

    What's YOUR definition of disability?

    Hello Everyone! I hope you are all having a good day. I would like to ask your opinions or experience with the term disability. I've seen many documents for employment and media that have a vague definition of what is considered disabled. There are visible and non-visible disabilities. Those...
  10. Devanne

    Hoping some people can relate and/or advise..

    I'm a 23 year old who just graduated college, and I'm struggling to get a job in my field. I've applied for many positions but the interview and hiring process is so draining that I can only handle a few at a time, and I get so burnt out that I end up flopping any follow-up interviews and...
  11. MystieNymph

    Career Support (Auditory Processing)

    Hi, I wanted to start a thread on any career support this community has for my auditory processing. I decided to join surmising that there were probably tons here with APD. I don't have Asperger's nor do I have autism. I just have this disability where I am very slow at processing language and...
  12. 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...
  13. S

    Im not sure how long i can keep going. Can someone please give me advice

    Im not really sure how to ask what i want to. I am a 22 year old male that lives in the UK and believes he has autism and has been on the waiting list for nearly 8 months. For nearly all my life ive suffered from depression and sucidal thoughts but over the past 8 months it has got to the point...
  14. sisselcakes

    How to support someone on the spectrum

    Hi everyone. I have been looking for some way I can positively contribute. I am a mental health professional, I have been in a relationship with someone on the spectrum, and I enjoy writing. So I purchased a website with the idea of writing articles on different mental health issues, sort of as...
  15. HappynessMad

    A help program for autistic people in college... which I do not desire

    I am about to enter my freshman year in college. I was just enrolled into this program which is primarily designed to help autistic people in the college (academic coaches that look over you in classes, a "conversation club" forcing you to remind yourself of social cues and the like...
  16. Vindicator Phoenix

    Compliments for the Other Side! <3

    If you have autism, say something nice about a neurotypical person you've met, or something nice about neurotypical people. If you're neurotypical, say something nice about someone with autism, or about people with autism. I've met some neurotypical counselors, over the last five years, and...
  17. Bolletje

    Trouble being supportive

    The situation: I live together with my not-quite-NT boyfriend of 6 years. He's a very creative (and chaotic) person with whims in which he'll create something. Often bizzare contraptions that don't necessarily serve a purpose. It's fun for him. For instance, last week he spent hours making a...
  18. LucyPurrs

    Best Way to Provide Support (to a possible aspie friend who lives far away)?

    My "aspie" friend is having a rough time right now. His cat is very ill, a family member who has dementia is declining, he's having difficulty finding a job (about to graduate from University in IT) and he's living at home with family when he wants to be out on his own. I'm trying to provide all...
  19. L

    Autism and college

    so I really want to go to college but my autism holds me back, I panic everywhere I go and I struggle to leave the house, I don’t really know how well I’d do at college, I also don’t have any friends or that so theirs that, I just don’t know what to do anymore :(
  20. SamJI

    Emotional Support Animals

    Hey everyone, I joined because I'd like to learn more about the benefit of emotional support animals (also known as ESAs) to individuals on the spectrum. I intend to purchase one for myself because I am struggling with the demands of everyday life as a university student. Do any of you have an...
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