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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by theporgsnest, May 21, 2019.

  1. theporgsnest

    theporgsnest Active Member

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    Wow, I'm glad I finally made an account - been lurking for a while, you see...
    Anyhoo, I'm a 26-year old from south-east England. I was officially diagnosed with Aspergers when I was 10 (although the process began when I was a few years younger, however my family moved and being in a new county, we had to start it over again, get on the waiting list etc...such is life)

    It's only really until now that I feel like I need more support. As a child and teenager I was in decent mainstream school with great pastoral care and special needs/asd support. Same with when I was an undergraduate. It's not until now that I feel like something is lacking - but it's hard to know whether that's because things are 'showing up' more glaringly as I enter the expectations of being in my mid-twenties and Adulting (and most of the time feel like I'm a few paces behind my NT family and few friends, emotionally and mentally) OR because I've actually 'regressed' somehow.

    So I just got in contact with the local ASD team and am on the way to getting more support. My assessment officer mentioning getting involved in what she called 'my own community' and my first stop was online, naturally.

    So yeah, I'm kind of wanting to also being a journey to accepting myself and my diagnosis more too, becoming confident with it. It's something I have an almost daily battle with, if I'm honest.

    ...okay now the more positive stuff. I've been a creative and artistic person since early on *points to profile pic* mainly animal-related art. My degree was in bioscience with a focus on microbiology as well as genetics so I'm always happy to gas on about science with people. Also a prequel and sequel-trilogy fan, hence the name. I guess you could always nickname me porgy if you wanted lol

    Anyway I'm so glad I found this forum :)
     
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  2. Sarah S

    Sarah S Well-Known Member

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    Hi there and warm welkome to the forums :)
     
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  3. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi theporgsnest :)

    welcome to af.png
     
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    Hello and welcome. I think many of us do tend to mature slower. I know I did, but was pushed into keeping up with my age group anyway - (not diagnosed until late in life). I don't think I was mature enough to handle some adult things and, therefore, made a lot of mistakes. And, maybe we do all have a little regression with changes in life situations or stressful situations.

    Thanks for this thread and glad you decided to join us. :)
     
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  5. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member It's My Birthday!

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    Welcome porgsnest, like your avatar. Looks like a tri-colour spaniel, the eye is perfect.:)
     
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    The entire picture is perfect - I thought it was a real dog at first. :)
     
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    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi, you seem to be doing quite well as far as recognizing and responding to the challenges in autism. Hopefully you will gain some useful insights from discussions with others on the spectrum. I know I did.

    I have to admit the Porgnest prequel/sequel and Porgy section totally befuddled me. I knew some fiction world, but what? The Porg? Porgy and Bess? Then I looked it up and the world made sense again. Star Wars. :D

    We have artists, Star Wars fans and science-persons here, so it sounds like you will fit right in. ;)
     
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  8. Bolletje

    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    Welcome!
     
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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!
     
  10. Isadoorian

    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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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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    George Newman Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autismforums.com, Porgy.

    May you exhaust endless hours roaming the halls of this many level site.

    We are thrilled you have become a member. There is always room for more.

    We look forward to learning from your experience and insight.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    You said to look at your picture as evidence of your art and for like ten seconds, I was thinking, "How is a picture of his dog related to art?"

    You. :eek:
    Are. :eek::eek:
    Amazing. :eek::eek::eek:

    I'm glad you're here, too! :)
     
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    Gracey Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Good morning Porgy :)
    Welcome to the site :)
     
  14. theporgsnest

    theporgsnest Active Member

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    Thanks so much everybody :)
    @Bolletje I love your profile photo, it's very cute
     
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