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Hi, I'm Kirsty!❤️‍? nice to meet you! Does anyone have autism?

coollifeofkirsty Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2021 in Autism and neurodiversity
anyone with autism out there?!
tell me the things you do because of autism.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,407 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community

    There are lots of autistic members here who I am sure will share their experiences with you 

    Have a look round feel free to join in any discussions 
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    edited June 2021
    Hello @coollifeofkirsty and a warm welcome to our community, how are you doing today?

    It's fab to meet you and I love your member name.  Do you have autism too?  If you want to tell us some more about it, we'd love to listen.  Also, I've moved your thread to our Autism and Aspergers category which is where you can find posts from some of our members who have autism/asperger's.   

    I hope you have a great day and look forward to speaking with you again soon.  Enjoy the sunshine  <3
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    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,644 Scope online community team
    Welcome to the community @coollifeofkirsty :) Nice username!

    Have you had a chance to take a look around the community yet? Please do give us a shout if you need anything. We look forward to seeing you around. 
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  • innocent21
    innocent21 Posts: 35 Connected
    edited June 2021
    Do you mean the positive traits, which symptoms affect each person, or the peculiar aspects that would be considered weird?
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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 238 Pioneering
    Hi, Welcome to the community.

    I have autism and struggle day to day with it, the only way I will socialise is online though games or chats. I don't like to talk to meet anyone and get from anxious when forced to do so which sets off my other illness's and I become very poorly. So most times I just stay locked in my room with my computer for company. I don't go out much and when I do I only go out to visit my family members for which I get a lift there and back from my step-dad.

    I tried recently to have a job but this caused too much anxiety and stress on me, which has set off my illness and now I am really poorly again and in pain most days. I have sensativity's to noise and can have a melt down if the environment is too noisy or crowded. I have a general fear of going out incase anyone talks to me or tries to interact with me and the only way I can go shop is if I'm accompanied and I plan out exactly what I want, and know where it is in the shop, if its missing or moved I will freak out and panic.

    I have to have a routine and will do pretty much the same thing at certain times, and have set days of doing stuff again I will get upset if this broken, the only thing that helps with this is if I gear up far in advance for something and plan it throughly beforehand so anything spontionous I hate and will freak out.

    I tend to take things literally and don't understand sarcasm or jokes and have a very one way sided view of looking at things which has made me lose friends, and I have a problem reaching out or contacting people. I'm not one for messaging people first and it takes someone to message or phone me before I will try to contact them which again has lost me friends in the past. I will only speak to people I already know like family or my care coordinator, but will ignore spontanious calls from anywhere else.

    Family tell me also that I am very cold, I don't understand emotion or don't read peoples emotions so I laugh when I'm meant to be sad, or get very sad and angry when I'm meant to be happy. I also don't always initally pick up that a person is upset or hurting unless prompted and don't know how to repond to it.
  • Mawii
    Mawii Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hello! I am also new here and i have autism. 
    What do you like to do in your freetime? 

    /best regards Mawii


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