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Featured What was the main reason you joined to the forum?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by HoodieAnt, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. HoodieAnt

    HoodieAnt ADHD -ASD Alien girl

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    Mine is simple: I just wanted to talk to other people on the spectrum! :yum:
     
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  2. Graphin

    Graphin They're red can duck?

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    Was too lonely
     
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  3. Raggamuffin

    Raggamuffin Well-Known Member

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    After reading about traits and tics I started to see a lot of similarities. These were aspects of my personality I hid from everyone. Even those closest to me would only see a small portion of what I had hidden within. I guess it's why I always look forward to "me time" because it's the time I'm actually true to myself and I can be as weird and wonderful as I like without fear of judgement.

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  4. Tony Ramirez

    Tony Ramirez Christian with Asperger's Syndrome

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    Same here but to also talk to people who are going through what I went through my entire life.
     
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  5. Pats

    Pats Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I accidently ran across it when I was searching for a subject and that subject was a topic on here and it came up in the search. After reading all the comments and stuff, I was excited that I wasn't alone in some of the things I experience or struggle with. I joined and, so far, have lived happily ever after. :)
     
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  6. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I wanted to interact with people to some extent, but was consistantly running into problems on NT forums.
     
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  7. Bolletje

    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    I wanted to share my problems and fun stories with people who understand.
     
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  8. Varzar

    Varzar Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Internet information on autism is inconsistent, confusing, and sometimes overly negative. I was having troubles feeling certain of a self diagnosis. Joined here to talk to people on the spectrum, and see if that would help to corroborate/not my own self diagnosis.
     
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  9. GadAbout

    GadAbout Well-Known Member

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    First, to learn stuff. Second, to share stuff I already know.
     
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  10. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    I saw a counselor for help dealing with anxiety. In our first session, he told me I was autistic.

    That same day, I went looking online for information about autism and found this forum.

    I'm so grateful that this forum is the first one I tried.
     
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  11. LucyPurrs

    LucyPurrs NT, INFJ V.I.P Member

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    To learn stuff that might help me understand a friend who I suspect may be on the spectrum. Stayed because I found so many accepting non judgmental and friendly people who made me feel at home.
     
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  12. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    To learn more about my husband's diagnosis. Then eventually discovered that I am also autistic. So I stayed to answer and ask questions. Like the other members here, who are funny, intelligent and interesting. It's the other members that keep me coming back. Plus it's enjoyable to dialogue with people from around the world on a regular basis.
     
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  13. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Chaotic Neutral

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    Out of boredom, I suppose.
     
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  14. Wolf Prince

    Wolf Prince My future job title.

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    Talk.
     
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  15. Major Tom

    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    I was lonely and kept running into trouble in other places. I stayed because I like the people and the structure here.
     
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  16. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    The main reason? To interact with you all to help me determine if I'm really one of you.

    - I am. :cool:

    Much obliged. I found my tribe. ;)

    "Lately it's occurred to me, what a long strange trip it's been." - Jerry Garcia
     
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  17. BrokenBoy

    BrokenBoy 戯言使い(Nonsense User)

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    I wanted to find someone to relate to and seek their support.
     
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  18. rainfall

    rainfall Playing in the rain =P

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    I came to find other parents and possible information for my son and found a lot of people like me. I'm rarely on anymore but most here are very accepting and informative. :D
     
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    Thinx Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I came to hear people's views ideas and experiences of autism, to understand myself better and to get strategies for how I am. I learn from others here, and from the past threads and resources.
     
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  20. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    It isn't Wrong Planet.

    It is reasonably well-moderated.
     
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