Meet others living with autism: Come say hi
Welcome to the Autism group on Mayo Clinic Connect.
Living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have many aspects in common with neurotypicals, but also some uniquenesses. Whether you are someone diagnosed with ASD, or are living with or caring for someone with ASD, let’s connect.
I’m Lisa, and I am the moderator of this group. I look forward to hearing about the lens through which you look at life, your experiences, and what comes easily to you and what presents difficulties. Perhaps you or your loved one has been misunderstood or even mistreated by others, or maybe you have heightened senses that bring you much joy. Whatever your story, I encourage you to share it openly and frankly, and also provide compassion and a place of safety for others touched by autism.
I’d love to welcome you and introduce you to other members. Feel free to browse the topics or start a new one.
Have a seat in a comfy chair, grab a cup of coffee or a beverage you like, and let’s chat. Why not start by introducing yourself?
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Autism (ASD) Support Group.
I have son with same condition, hes now 18, 15yrs ago when he was 3 i take him to the doctor for hematology purposes but suddenly dr said he have autism behaviour, she advice me to take him to the nuerology, but i dont ha much time spending with him coz im a working mom,i left him with the care of his father,after yrs n yrs he not developed his brain ability to study, at his aged hes brain ability to study is very low😥i dont have time to help him, his now 18 feel the aged of teenager but he never developed his speech, not all the word he said can understand,sadly his father left us and now he's very hardworking teen ,he find a good waY to have own money for himself, getting job .im happy about that of course but still im worrying for his future when im no longer around him,
Im still hoping he can have his own family someday so he ha e own family to take caRe of him
I live in uber rural area and gave not socialized much. I'd like t blame being on spectrum, but it really is just not in mood to deal with humans in current schedule. I help my son til afternoon then babysit a friend who is about stage 5 Alzheimer dementia. My personal time is balanced with sleep.
Actually I was diagnosed first as a child and "cured" of Aspergers. AKA applied behavior hammered-in therapy until I had a pavlovian dog responses on acting 'human' for situations. It was very successful many years until a car accident with TBI. rehab did not account for English not being first language nor my Asperger's. Sothe 'fix' was broken. But I have been re DX as Autism-moderate. OCD, Anxiety since Dec 2018
@nylrehs79 Welcome to Mayo Connect! We are all patients, family members and/or caregivers here, not medical doctors. We offer our experiences and share with others, to help offer strength on this journey of life.
You mentioned that you feel your son was not able/allowed to develop his speech abilities. There are some resources you can look at that may be able to give you some ideas that he could use. https://www.autismspeaks.org/adults-autism is an organization that has many programs. Also, the Center for Disease Control has links and ideas https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/links.html
Having autism, being diagnosed on the autism spectrum, does not need to be a dire situation. We process things differently than most people, but it is not impossible. I hope you are able to look at these sites and find some useful information for your situation.
Will you come back and let me know how I can help you?
I'm 29 years old and have a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome. I just received my second Master's Degree in Library Studies and have my first Master's Degree in American History. I write and publish regularly in the field of American history as well as in that of autism/disability studies. I have a good life but have decided it is now time to find my soulmate — a kind, funny, easy-going and really bright woman in their 20's-mid 30's This is a serious and heartfelt quest with marriage being my ultimate objective. Take the risk or lose the chance as they say. I'm looking for someone of substance and sensibility. Smokers and cat-owners wouldn't work for me – allergic to both. Happy holidays!
Good for you, Virgogirl to be ready to take a risk and seek partnership. It's not easy to find a soulmate, especially as COVID restricts social gatherings. Have you explored using dating apps?
Hi, Need to correct something here. I am a straight 29-year-old guy and my mom set up this account. I am a bit on the shy side and haven't explored using dating apps. I'm a historian and would just LOVE to meet a young woman who is also a history buff! Sign me: Aries Boy
Hi AriesBoy. Would you like to set up your own account on Mayo Clinic Connect?
Hi ariesboy, you should think about setting up your own account if you are comfortable with that, only so that Mom does not have to get your notifications.
I was diagnosed with aspergers in my 40s. Geez, the things I might have done differently, boggles my mind. It is not impossible to find someone to have a life with, not everyone expects neurotypical in a marriage. However, when dating, I would put it right out there, better to find out early if someone cannot live with your differences. The heartbreak of someone deciding you are not the one after promises are made can be crushing.
My husband is neurotypical, he is smart and kind. He is grateful to have a wife that compliments his strengths and weaknesses.
Is there a history forum you frequent? You also mentioned you just got your second masters, is there an academic or alumni forum where you might meet people?