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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by RockyMountainAidan, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. RockyMountainAidan

    RockyMountainAidan New Member

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    Hello, I live in Colorado. I have Aspergers, mental health professionals have said I am, while because I am able to make occasional eye-contact or shake hands, no doctor has given me an official diagnosis. I find this frustrating, especially because of the large amounts of behavioral quirks. I struggle with making friends and having positive relationships. I get confused by many things I observe in social areas. Further adding to my confusion is a background of being abused, which can make "normal" circumstances seem confusing also. I want to get to know people who feel the same way. I have a best friend now, but he encourages me to learn things still.
     
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    Hi and welcome. And why can't these doctors figure out that eye contact and shaking hands is not the only way to make a diagnosis. I was taught at a young age during speech lessons to make eye contact by being instructed and getting good at having staring contests with my brother. Not I make eye contact so good a lot of people tell me to stop staring. lol
     
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  4. RockyMountainAidan

    RockyMountainAidan New Member

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    I have that same problem, haha. I never was in speech, but they had me practice. I got in trouble for staring a lot though, still do. It's nice to know I'm not the only one :)
     
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    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi RockyMountainAidan

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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    Welcome! I’m from a decidedly less mountainous area (the Netherlands) but I’m very much aware of how other circumstances and diseases can make life more confusing. I have Aspergers, but I also have bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and I’m an abuse victim. Hit me up if you need a private chat. If not, I’m still equally happy to have you join these forums. :)
     
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    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autism Forums!
     
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    Hi and welcome, I hope that you enjoy it here.

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    Welcome to the Forums! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process! :)
     
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    Hiya RockyMountainAidan! Lots of very friendly people around here to chat with or help you out with things! Welcome! :D
     
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    Aspychata My Art Work

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    I can't change flat tires or vacuum your place but l always try to be supportive! Welcome!
     
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    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    hello,welcome to the forums.