I HATE being autistic today. I can't live with my parents anymore, I am trying to move out and nobody will help me. I can't apply for supported accommodation because I am not homeless, yet nobody will help me find somewhere for myself because they don't think I am capable of living independently. WHAT THE F***! am I supposed to do then? Stay here until I rot or go insane?
It's 00:50 am.. I'm downstairs on the sofa crying while my wife snores in bed.
I'm so stressed all the time I'm ruining our relationship.
I've been a photographer for 6 years - employed
I've taken redundancy to become self employed - as an aspie I'm just so obsessed by it all. I love it and I enjoy it but it's taking over my life. I'm so preoccupied I'm just not thinking about everyday things. I left the fridge wide open today, I left candles lit before going to bed. I just feel so stressed I could collapse.
Hi I'm a mother of a young adult aged 16 years and 4 months and today finally after 9 years of going to specialists got a diognosis of global developmental delay innatentive attention deficits hyperactivity both of these have been diogmoised for years but as a mother you know your child best an I knew there was more to Megan than that eg takes everything literal says exactly what she thinks and says it can't make freindships has no sense of danger has hypersensivity to sound touch smell and visual I have repeated this for several years and have letters dating back to 2008 fr cas saying wham
So I've been having a problem recently. I've disclosed to my manager at work that I am going through a diagnosis for autism I did this as I have to spend extended periods abroad as part of my job and I don't want to miss the appointment.
Today is my birthday. I have received several cards and messages congratulating me but not one (yet?) from my Aspie daughter. She gives her father (we are divorced) cards on his birthday and at Christmas and buys him a Christmas present. She also hugs him when she sees him (not a big hug but a noticeable one.) I get nothing. I sometimes get a half hug if I ask for a thank you for having done something for her, but only if I ask. Has anyone, especially young adults with Aspergers, any insights to offer?
I'm at the age where a lot of my friends are going on gap years. When I see pictures they post on facebook it looks all very exciting, but also it seems all very spontaneous. For me spontinaity is not something I can do. I have to plan everything and know exactly what is happening next. Also I can never just randomly start talking to strangers which is what I gather travelling is all about, another no no. So the thought of me going on a gap year never seems possible.
I would like some work advice about my new job. I have just started a new job working at a cat adoption centre. I really love my job and my colleagues all seem really nice, but there is a lot to take in. There is a lot of paperwork to learn, and you have to get visitors to fill in lots of paperwork when they come to view a cat, and again when they return to collect their cat. You have to decide whether it's necessary to book a home visit or not: most of the time we use Google Maps to look at the address. There are also medical records, calculating dosage for meds like worming tablets, etc.