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  1. D

    Is Autism a Disability? Or a Gift?

    "Autism is a gift or a good thing !" No not for me its horrible especially with the overwhelmingly Brutal comorbidities Only a tiny percent of people with autism are "Savants" and there's more "Savants" ang geniuses Without autism by far. the majority are low functioning only a tiny handful are...
  2. jleeb05

    Is it Just Me...(lesser known/discussed ASD traits)

    Hi all, This is my first time posting. I'm a little less than three weeks away from beginning my ASD assessment. As a kid, it was assumed by me, my therapist, and my family that I had Asperger's but I was never officially assessed or diagnosed. While there are many reasons for this assumption...
  3. sisselcakes

    NT Question - New BF may have ASD traits?

    Hi Everyone, I came on this site because everyone has always given great feedback. I am making an inquiry for a friend of mine. There's a lot I don't know. She's just getting to know him herself. I've dated someone with suspected Asperger's, so feel pretty confident in much of my knowledge...
  4. M

    What do you do differently that other people don't like?

    I'd like to compile a list of specific things some autistic people do differently that other people dislike, disapprove of, are bothered by, or react negatively to in any way. For example, here are some specific things I've done that other people didn't like: 1. Don’t make eye contact 2. Don’t...
  5. D

    Advice required on female autistic traits

    I wonder if someone can help me out here and help identify these traits as possibly being seen in female high functioning autism as I have seen many of these in combination among 3 separate women who are definitely not neurotypical and I personally believe are on the autistic spectrum. Lack...
  6. 51 Aspects of Autism

    51 Aspects of Autism

    Just dropping in to share this link real quick - I think it's the only list I've gone down where I could agree with the author on EVERY point she hit, so I *think* this may indicate it's a pretty good generalized list of traits, even though I don't think she intended it to be as much of a...
  7. Daydreamer

    Broad Autism Phenotype (BAP).

    I am curious if anyone here feels as though this term fits them. Personally, although I am not autistic, I do exhibit some traits commonly associated with the condition. Mainly how I get overstimulated by sensory information, sometimes flap my hands or pace when stressed, can be a bit...
  8. Bella Pines

    Are there any completer finishers here?

    I can't finish anything. At all. I started a PhD, twice. Didn't finish either of them. I started a masters degree. Never finished it. Hell I don't even finish my cups of tea, I forget about them, they go cold, I move on. I have a gazillion ideas of books that I want to write, and guess...
  9. Elizab3th

    Awkward potato seeks answers

    Hi, I'm Elizabeth, and I'm a 28 year old woman who works at a library and dreams of being a hermit. I've suspected I have Asperger's for nearly a decade. I've had debilitating anxiety all my life, undiagnosed OCD as a teen, diagnosed depression as an adult, and "something" else that made me the...
  10. Asperger's and Puberty

    New Diagnosis

    Hey guys, I know it's been a while since my last post so I just wanted to update everyone. As seen in my introduction thread, I was and still am currently seeking diagnosis. In addition to my past diagnoses of ADHD and OCD, the Psychiatrist believes because of my tics that I definitely have...
  11. Allana

    Predisposed to be a liar?

    Hello Everyone, I am the mother of a son who is on the spectrum. While he was diagnosed several years ago, I have known that he processed things differently for a long time. I thought the diagnosis gave Me Something to work with; and I some ways it has, but it also creates a lot of questions...
  12. Sugar_Skull_Boy

    If you don't know what you like how can you pick a job?

    Hello, I have always wondered what people with AS do for a job if they do in fact work. I have always worked in retail it is what I do now it is what I have done for well over 10 years. It is not the right job for me and I have known this for a while as it is really stressful and dealing with...
  13. A

    Questioning my diagnosis

    hi everyone. I was diagnosed with borderline ASD/NVLD back in September of 2015. As a child I met full criteria for Asperger's syndrome. However I am beginning to question it. It seems that diagnosing ASD is very difficult to do since I am also GAD and ADHD. I function fine with medicine...
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