Added by GRASP on February 8, 2016 at 6:28pm — No Comments
I am in the middle of a diagnosis and I am having to come to grips that I may never have the normal life I envisioned. You grow up thinking one way. You grow up striving to do well. You grow up and have success. And then all successes become tainted with the same failures. An inability to break my own glass ceiling.
The things I have realized in the last few months have been troubling. Coming to grips with the actual rigidity that applies to my life. The levels it has…Continue
Added by zkydz on February 3, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Hi GRASP members,
I want to take my time introducing to myself. My name is Ahra Sung. I am 19 years old. I currently attend York College studying Pharmaceutical Science. I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3-4. I have issues with my social skills, and I have been bullied many times. So, hopefully in GRASP, I am able to improve my social skills and be with people that I can feel accepted by.
If you want to know more about me, here are some facts about me.
I have read in many places that among the primary challenges of autism is that those of us who are on the spectrum tend to isolate ourselves, perhaps because of how overwhelming the world typically seems. With an inescapably constant attention to detail, this is quite understandable. Among the details I have noticed during the past nearly three years since my official diagnosis, however, is the recognition that it's not always my fault.
Nearly every other autistic person about whom…Continue
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Added by Edward Kollin on December 2, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments
How did I get here? I don't know the organics of it.
I call my life's experiences "Lifelexia". My entire life can be summed up by this: What has always been difficult for other people, I sail through without a care. The things that other people take for granted have always been very difficult for me. Talk about a fire starter with all that friction in life!
I know that Asperger's is not an official diagnosis anymore and is reclassified into ASD (been reminded of that by many…Continue
Added by Edward Kollin on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by surfergirl on October 22, 2015 at 6:52pm — No Comments
I have been in a fifteen year relationship with my significant other. I have Asbergers and being touched is very uncomfortable for me. My significant other loves to cuddle, hold hands, etc. This is difficult for both of us. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to help make it easier to work at being touched and have it be a more comfortable experience? Really want to work on this......Surfergirl
Please click here or on the link to RSVP, http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=8370…Continue
Added by GRASP on September 28, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments
Photos from GRASP's 12th Annual Benefit Fundraiser to provide support for adults and teens on the Autism Spectrum along with their families.
Dr. Juliana Bates was GRASP's 2015 Honoree for her work in the field of Autism, specifically with many NYC based GRASP members!
Dr. Bates, Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!…Continue
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Added by GRASP on May 18, 2015 at 12:21pm — No Comments
This week's been kind of a blur to me. I've been trying to organize my feelings into some kind of clever post, but that has left me unable to write. So I'm just going to write as I think. If it is a bit disorganized, well, I just want to get this out.
I have a 13 year old son who is a non-verbal autistic. I've tried to get a sense of what goes on in this child's mind -- a child who is sitting on the couch next to me right now playing and replaying clips from Frozen. I found Temple…Continue
Hello members of grasp. I don't know how to start this because I don't know how to interact with other people. I have some questions about that because I don't know how or what to do next or why to do anything in the first place. Nothing seems to make sense for me and because of that I feel empty. I have tried talking to psychologists and they can't seem to answer my questions either. I feel so alone because no one even comes close to understanding what I'm trying to say. One question I…Continue
One song half a century old. The Kinks - I'm Not Like Anybody Else
One Brand New. Marinna and The Diamonds - Solitaire from the "Froot" album
"Don't wanna talk anymore
I'm obsessed with silence
I go home and I lock my door
Added by Edward Kollin on April 3, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments