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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by atticus, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. atticus

    atticus New Member

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    hello. i just joined here, i want to make some friends that have things in common. i was diagnosed with autism very recently at almost 30 years old. i am particularly interested in learning how to stop masking and how to advocate for myself about my wants and needs.
     
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  2. Alexej

    Alexej Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi @atticus

    Welcome to the Forums.

    Regarding the things you are wanting to learn about I would suggest trying the search function - its good
     
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    Hi Atticus, welcome. You could read some threads here about masking. I would say, think carefully about where and when you may want to stop masking, as masking will have had a function for you, and doesn't have to be dropped all at once.

    I actually wouldn't want to stop masking, it's a way of getting by and often I don't feel there's a viable alternative. But everyone is different, and it may suit you to drop the mask when you feel it appropriate.

    I hope you enjoy it here and find it supportive.

    :airplane::bicyclist::bluecar::rocket::runner::taxi::helicopter::walking::truck::sailboat::rowboat:
     
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    zozie Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! There are lots of interesting views on masking and when to take it of and why (or not, and why). This is a great place for community and support and information.
     
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    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    Finch!?(lawyer to kill a mocking bird)atticus Roman ?or a family ^*^name!?
     
  7. MyLifeAsAnAspie

    MyLifeAsAnAspie Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forums :). You don't need to mask here. IRL is a different story :confused:.
     
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    Welcome! You'll like it here.
     
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    Wolfsage In training to be Wolf King.

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    Hello.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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  11. atticus

    atticus New Member

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    it’s my name idk lol
     
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    welcomeboard.jpg Glad you found us!
     
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  13. atticus

    atticus New Member

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    i appreciate the warm welcome from everyone, thank you!
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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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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    Welcome to the forum!