February 2023 - Adult topics of Autism, some of the support group topics I found of interest
2023-02-01 I'm completely broke, unable to find a job and looking for diagnosis.
I notice people in my life dismiss the severity of how autism affects me due to coming across as neurotypical
Demand avoidance.. do I have higher support needs than I realized? What to do about this?
When I speak to people, I often get no response back. Then I feel stupid and embarrassed.
2022-02-02 Serious question, sorry if it offends. Why is ADHD medicated while Autism isn't.
Autism itself as a mask? (how Reddit itself is dangerous and hostile)
2023-02-03 Can we just talk about how satisfying of an answer distribution we got from this poll?
Autistic meltdowns vs Panic attacks? Same, different, or similar? - USA and incompetent therapists wo don't know what sensory overload is;
2023-02-04 I Can't Speak
I've told three of my friends about my autism diagnosis now,'=
2023-02-05 does anyone else get upset when you feel like you aren't being taken seriously?
does anyone do this while texting/typing something out? Using parens to share networked ideas, non-linear thinking.
2023-02-06 Why do psychologists insist on diagnosing me with depression
2023-02-07 not being taken serious by my doctors. I don't know what to do. (not ASD, but general health related) - decade of therapy and just told to adjust behavior / think it out - not working.
85% of autistic adults are unemployed. We're holding a careers workshop to do something about that.
How do I convey sincerity to prevent being mistaken as insincere/sarcastic/etc?
2023-02-08 I just went to the pub
i’m scared my burnout will never go away - 25 year old woman facing the long-term pattern. "This time, my ability to think clearly and communicate had been severely affected. I swear I feel like I’ve lost most of my normal vocabulary."
I see so many people on this thread struggling with imposter syndrome or feeling stuck and hopeless, and it breaks my heart.
Slightly NSFW - I had an epiphany about being autistic and having sex
feeling like you don't know yourself because you are always told who you are.
2022-02-12 first meltdown knowing I'm autistic
Listening to the same song on repeat, for hours on end, puts me in almost trance like state. I can work on a project non-stop without interruption.
Reaching breaking point Long-term 10 year treatment of Anxiety isn't solving autism
Does anyone else ever have a hard time doing things you genuinely WANT to do, but for some reason you just can't bring yourself to?
Are the dialects in each US state different or am I going crazy? Why can’t people understand me?? Is it an autism thing that I can’t adjust even though I’m a US born native English speaker???
It's not that I don't understand social cues; I just don't like them.
Yesterday evening I missed an "important phone call" because - I don't answer calls from unknown numbers. I received a message that they would be calling me again today (no timeframe specified). I have two more opportunities to answer their call. So naturally...
when u impulsively quit ur job w/o a backup plan because of bullying/ toxic environment but then reality settles in and ur like wtf did I just do lmao.
A neuroscientist shares the 4 ‘highly coveted’ skills that set introverts apart: ‘Their brains work differently’
"I was diagnosed with autism at 13. I didn't find out until my 30s"
Do you need more than 8 hours of sleep per day? Do the people you spend the most time with (e.g. parents, partner, friends) look down on you for it or get upset because of it?
im tired of the constant ablism on soical media, and it makes me so mad.
2023-02-20 Eye opener at a Festival
Is it possible to have sensory issues without “noticing” it?
2023-02-22 Does anyone have irregular handwriting?
I just got diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and severe depression as an adult
"Camouflaging" of autistic traits linked to internalizing symptoms such as anxiety and depression
2023-02-24 Any late diagnosed people noticed skill regression in themselves?
I got a support grant and I'm about ready to give up on actually getting any support.
Have a Hard Time Talking to Others Due to Autism, But I Love Writing