When I was first diagnosed at age 50 with high-functioning autism, I was finally able to understand many of the relational struggles I've encountered throughout life. As time went on, however, I experienced great difficulty in finding any other men in a similar age range who, like myself, were also gay. I mentioned the problem…Continue
Added by Denver NeVaar on May 5, 2016 at 8:15am — No Comments
Relief: Receiving an Autism Diagnosis as an Adult
By Becca Lory
Added by GRASP on May 1, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Hi. I'm not sure if I have Asperger's or not. I took the quizzes and looked at the check lists and they say I have it. And it would explain a lot about me. I can't afford to go to the doctor and have them diagnose me. I'm not sure I'd want to anyway. I'm trying to figure out if I should tell my family. If I don't get the diagnosis straight from a doctor they probably won't believe me. I'm not sure if it would make a difference to them anyway. They've always thought I was weird. I would…Continue
Today I received my diagnosis. It’s been a whirlwind of emotions, information to sort and start to make final connections. Today I found out that all the research, effort to learn what I would need to do to make progress has been for good.
The official diagnosis is ASD Level 1 with no mental impairments and a cozy side order of social anxiety. I can’t remember the level of social anxiety though. I think we’ll wait and see about the mental impairments once people get to…Continue
Added by zkydz on April 15, 2016 at 1:39am — No Comments
I do apologize for the delays in blog posting, but I was so swamped with a lot of work from college. LIke I said, college is not that easy.
So I've seen a movie called "Inside Out," and it's a movie about a girl with 5 emotions inside her brain. The 5 emotions are Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust. They help control the girl's feelings as she progress through her transition to her new life in San Francisco from Minnesota. She has difficulties in…Continue
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Added by David Rubin on March 13, 2016 at 7:05pm — No Comments
I am so happy to have found GRASP. I hope I meet a lot of people. Contact me if you want. Calvin
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
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
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