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Welcome to members! Come and introduce yourself.

Tue 1 Sep 2015 10:34am

Welcome to the forum!

What’s it all about? As the name suggests, this is a space to talk about autism with others.

You can share your thoughts and experiences, frustrations, joys and anything at all related to autism!

We want this to be a safe and friendly space to chat.

Here you can introduce yourself to the community. You might want to share a hobby or interest or your connection with autism.If you've been a member of the community for a while, you might want to share a top tip or tell us how long you've been a member. 

So I’m Charlotte and I work for Ambitious about Autism. I am passionate about raising awareness and understanding of autism and being ambitious for people with autism. I love to curl up with a good book – fiction and non-fiction. I’m currently reading IQ84 by Murakami.

 

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Charlotte

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  • Karen5kids's picture

    Hi everyone. 

    I was prompted to update my password and log in by a friend who found a picture of me on here when she was browsing, so I figured it was time I came back and said hello.

    I can't remember how long it's been since I was last here, but things have changed out of all recognition, 

    I still have 5 kids! One has left uni, no 2 is working, no 3 is in their second year of college, and I now home educate the youngest two after HIghland council left them floundering and unsupported in school, and I ran out of energy to fight a losing battle. I mean, I would have won, but it would have been a hollow victory when there are no suitable high schools in the area for my younger boy and he's not emotionally able to go out of area,

    So, what else? Oh yes, I self-dx as autistic myself, after a lot of realisation, and I now find I understand my reactions to things a whole lot better. And I am launching a career as an author. 

    Still as tired as ever!

  • SherpaMum's picture

    Welcome back. It sounds like you still have your hands full, no wonder you are still tired!

    Let us know how you get on as an author. 

  • VeronicaD's picture

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  • Mollie38's picture

    Hi. I'm Stuart. A new member here.

     

    I'm 38 years old and although i do not have a formal diagnosis, i'm pretty sure that i'm either Aspergers or have High functioning autism. I work full time as a lorry driver, i'm single & do not have any children.

     

    My interests are politics, biology, science, automation and (this might sound strange) the future.  smiley

     

    Only 2 people know that i might have aspergers syndrome. None of my family or friends are aware. I feel that its easier to try and blend in than announce it.

     

    Whilst i'm not the most sociable person, I love animals, i love music and i love dogs.

  • SherpaMum's picture

    Hi Stuart, my son has high functioning ASD. We have just got our first two pets, guinea pigs, who are very fluffy.

  • Zucanator's picture

    Hi everyone,

       My name is Kat and I just recently got diagnosed this year with high functioning autism (or ASD level 1) at age 20 (apparently they do not diagnosis Asperger’s anymore) so I am still trying to figure out exactly what being autistic means to me.  I am in my first year of University right now which has gotten a lot easier since my diagnosis and learning that I have a processing problem.  I have heard that people on the autism spectrum usually have a special interest.  I am not sure what mine is yet, all I know is I love learning (especially if its physics or math related).  If I could spend all my time in classes I would.  I also love dogs and reading and I am currently super interested in researching and learning everything about flying squirrels.   

     

  • SherpaMum's picture

    Hi,

    my son has the same diagnosis and felt much better when he was told of his diagnosis and what it meant. He has lots of special interests. He loves maths, science and computers. My sister has no diagnosis, but is very like my son and she loves physics.

    We all love animals.

    i hope uni goes well.

  • Otenba's picture

    I am a woman that has been waiting for 10 months at least now for an assessment for autism. I hope I don't need to wait too much longer. I joined here in hope of finding others like myself that have spent most of their life feeling like they don't belong in the world or are an alien. I hope that my assessment will provide some much needed answers to who I am.

     

    Edit: It is extremely disappointing just how rampant spam bots are on this forum. :/

  • Haughty Autie's picture

    New member.  Why am I seeing posts about buying fake passports and the like?

    L.Brierley

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