Autism / Autism Spectrum Support Group

Autism is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder which manifests itself in markedly abnormal social interaction, communication ability, patterns of interests, and patterns of behavior. Although the specific etiology of autism is unknown, many researchers suspect that autism results from genetically mediated vulnerabilities to environmental triggers.

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  • jadielynn

    Hello

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    I wonder are there any other autistic people on this board?Currently I am having a lot of difficulty communicating with the neurotypical people in my life, and this is causing a lot of frustration. They think that they are right, will not listen to my point of view. Or if they do, they are just waiting for their turn to talk so that they can ignore what I said. I don't know why they are...
  • Cristiangel

    asperger's and my husband

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    I think I have a husband who has asperger's. It sure seems like it but he refuses to get a diagnosis. He has a ritual of doing the same routine every day (comes home, says hi, works out and/or walks the dog, takes a shower, prepares dinner, reads his newspaper in the same spot and goes to bed). He doesn't have any connection or protectiveness with our 2 kids. I have a son who has autism and he...
  • abrokenmom

    Slapping and piculiarities

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    My grandson was diagnosed with autism at 18 months of age. He is now 3 1/2 and unless a person spends a great length of time with him, you wouldn't know he has autism any longer...he has come a long way. One of his *things* is that he acts differently with each person he is with when alone with them..me, his grandpa, his mom, his dad. He is always such an angel with me and his grandpa, never...
  • Beryl367

    I happened across an interesting autism article

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    I ran across an interesting (parent opinion) article about autism on the internet. It talks about how autism may look when it is severe and is accompanied by severe behavior difficulties.  It also yalks about neighborhood inclusion. I thought it was interesting.Autism is ofcourse a spectrum and (all) individuals have good and bad days and moments.Here's the link in case anyone else is...
  • siobhancoleman

    Adults with high functioning with autism

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    Hi, I'm looking for other individuals with autism. I have a hard time finding people with it who I might be able to relate with and would love to connect with others who have it. Please let me know!
  • aspergerswife2016

    Asperger's Husband - please help!

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    Hi - I am married to a newly diagnosed Asperger's spouse, including 3 young newly diagnosed aspie children. My Aspie husband has 99th percentile aggression and adjustment disorders according to his psych eval.He also has disorganized thinking that is typical in schizophrenia and a low IQ with memory, cognitive and attention deficits.I have struggled to deal with his difficulties for the past 5...
  • Community Leadersambod

    test

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  • Community Leadersambod

    things to help on a big trip

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    so we are going on a trip to the Grand Canyon. it's a very long car ride. Years ago, we would hook up a dvd player to a small tv for the car ride for my son to be entertained..... I didn't think I would have to think of this again twelve years later but they do make relatively inexpensive portable dvd players with headphones which we now have.... what other things do you use for long trips?
  • Panicker

    Amy Yasko program

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    Does anyone have an opinion on the genetic/nutrition program that researcher Amy Yasko offers? I know she speaks at a lot of autism conferences and thought someone here might offer an opinion whether good or bad.
  • Community Leadersambod

    DS

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    DS has created a beta test site for members to get a new look. many of u have gotten an email with a link. be mindful that this is only a test site . You will have to create a new account to preview, here is the link https://beta.dailystrength.org/user . take a look and give feedback herehttps://beta.dailystrength.org/userplease remember this is only a test site and your feedback is...
  • Community Leadersambod

    another diagnosis?

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    Anyone else have a child who has been diagnosed with another problem in addition to the autism. My son is 17 now.... and has been recently diagnosed with a panic disorder. This was, in part, due to a bullying incident. it's really frustrating cause he was doing very well in school; completely off meds for over three years and now we are back on them again.
  • Desigol1979

    Feeling akward

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    Whenever I'm in public, I feel awkward. My dress code is questionable because when I wear a shirt, I look like a Drunk Father at a Wedding Reception. Also, when I hear my voice being played online I cringe.Anyone else feel awkward in public?
  • Community Leadersambod

    the movie Vaxed

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    This is a film that Robert Dinero has recently promoted but for some reason or another... he's kinda backed off of it now. the film from what I understand is about the harm of vaccination .I have been on the autism journey for some time. My son was diagnosed at age 5 and is now 18. He started showing signs at 2 1/2 but back then, autism was not as prevalent as it is now. I originally...
  • Ardara

    Today, we were informed my son has Autism.

    It started off when My son was around 3 years old. I noticed he wasn't talking as good as the other kids in his play school. I feel like it was somehow my fault, as I lived with my parents, in poverty in a old famine home. We didn't even have a kitchen or a toilet. My parents were alcoholics and every time I try and talk normal to my child, my parents would come in and talk babble to him. This...
  • GillC

    supporting friend

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    Hello - hope you don't mind me posting here but am after some advice. At my daughter's school, six years ago, I became friends with three other women and our children are the same ages. A couple of years ago, the son of one of the mums (friend A) was diagnosed as having autism. It's been a really tough time for all of them in the family as they've tried to put support for him in place and find a...