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Open plan office

Mon 23 Feb 2015 10:20pm

Has anyone ever worked in an open plan office without any real issues? I am aware some ppl plug headphones and get on with it. 

I work in a fast paced marketing office with around 30+ staff, no external windows or air and noisey from all ends. I just cant deal with i'm a different person when i walk in

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Sat 21 Feb 2015 3:38pm

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?

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Relationship & work stress

Fri 13 Feb 2015 12:56am

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. 

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Adult Diagnosis Test, advice needed

Tue 3 Feb 2015 4:29pm

Hi all, i am not sure where to start - so starting on this site.

I wanted to know if an Adult can be tested for Autism. I have always known something was up not quite right with myslef - but never knew where to get help/support.

Throughout life I have learnt copying strategies, or avoided certain situation, or been able to bluff them.

On the outside I look and act like everyone else – I do have doubts that I could be Autistic, but just unsure, maybe I have a mild version of it.

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Just dignoised

Thu 29 Jan 2015 7:15pm

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

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Troubles iin the workplace

Thu 29 Jan 2015 2:49pm

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. 

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Why won't she acknowledge my birthday?

Thu 22 Jan 2015 8:42pm

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?

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Thu 22 Jan 2015 10:52am

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. 

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Work Advice

Sun 18 Jan 2015 2:51pm

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.

Laura - Community Champion


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