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Gaily Autistic (lemmy.ca)
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My subtitles! I can't hear without my subtitles!

Patholigization (sh.itjust.works)
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I'm somewhat new to learning about autism and neurodiversity, but even before that I was of the opinion that some of what is called "mental illness" wasn't really, but just seemed that way because of how society is optimized for certain personality types. Now I'm trying to figure out if autism and any other ND types fit this idea.

So I wanted to gauge the community and find out how popular/accepted this idea is. Do you see these as inherent handicaps, like being blind, or just circumstantial, like say being 8 feet tall (side effects of gigantism notwithstanding)? Or, now that I think of it, perhaps like being 8 feet tall with the side effects: are they not inherent handicaps themselves, but often or always come with inherent side effects?

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I expect this to be common knowledge for much of the audience here, but

TLDR: Science has[is starting to] confirmed. Autistic people are a [comparatively] traumatized group.

Journal article is from January of this year.

Introduction: Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be particularly vulnerable to the impact of traumatic events, yet the association between ASD and the risk of developing acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remains uncertain. This study aims to investigate this association, addressing the gap in large-scale evidence on the subject.

Methods: Conducted as a retrospective and matched cohort study, data was sourced from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan, spanning from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2015. The study included patients aged 18 years or under newly diagnosed with ASD (n=15,200) and compared them with a matched control group (n=45,600). The Cox proportional regression model was employed to assess the risk of acute stress disorder and PTSD.

Results: Over the 15-year follow-up period, a total of 132 participants developed either acute stress disorder or PTSD. Among them, 105 cases (0.691% or 64.90 per 100,000 person-years) were in the ASD group, while 27 cases (0.059% or 5.38 per 100,000 person-years) were in the control group. The adjusted hazard ratio for the ASD group was significantly higher compared to the control group (25.661 with 95% CI = 15.913-41.232; P < .001).

Discussion: This study provides compelling evidence that individuals with ASD face an elevated risk of developing acute stress disorder and PTSD. The findings underscore the importance of clinicians recognizing and addressing this vulnerability in ASD individuals exposed to traumatic events. This emphasizes the need for heightened attention to the risk of PTSD and acute stress disorder in the ASD population.

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Due to this, I'm afraid of working on my own projects. This fear especially intensifies when I'm reaching some kind of milestone or personal goal (e.g. implementing a feature in software, or going to the next phase of a drawing), and end up procrastinating instead. Even worse is that I believe if I could get them finished, I could probably fix my current financial state.

Please note that in my country (Hungary), public mental health care is nearly nonexistent, and they're only existing so the state can point to it. I don't have any money for the private stuff, and I have higher priority health concerns that would benefit from higher-quality care (e.g. switching anti-seizure medications as my current doctor ignores its side effects).

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Image: Skeletor holding up a relatively huge 80s/90s cell phone with an aquatic mutant character name Mer-Man behind him.

Caption: Start every phone call with "my phone is about to die" that way you can hang up on them whenever you want to.

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We know that we behave and think differently. We generally have more difficulty with social situation and are hypersensitive to sensory input. But to me, these seem like impacts of a fundamental difference. For example, we have social difficulties in NT environments because something with our neurotype is different. What is that fundamental difference that manifests into the symptoms of autism?

So far, my best guess is that we don't have the filter that NTs have with sensory input. They can decide what sensory information to focus on, allowing them to process information they see as important in real time. Additionally, they seem to be better able to multitask. For us, since we don't have that filter and multi-core processor, it takes us longer to process sensory input.

The other thing is that since we are more sensitive to sensory stimuli, we can get overwhelmed much easier, which limits our ability to process the info.

These two together make it so that social situations are difficult to navigate. There's wayy to much information to process in real time for us, so we end up missing a lot of the communication that is going on. For example, a person will send a nonverbal cue of some sort, but since we're still focused on what they said and processing all the other surrounding stimuli, we miss it. Maybe much later, when alone and reviewing the interaction or discussing it with a friend, we might finally get to the nonverbal cue and realize we missed it.

What do you guys think? Am I on track? Are there other fundamental differences between neurotypes?

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We have changed the name of our matrix space to better reflect it's separate identity. Nothing was changed besides the name. Here is a link to our new matrix chat: https://matrix.to/#/#Autistic_nerd_hangout_verification:matrix.org

Here’s a list of most Matrix clients: https://matrix.org/ecosystem/clients/

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Credit to Mr. Lovenstein

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robots (mander.xyz)
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Anyone else here follow the three laws of robotics without realizing it?

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The Chosen is a video series based on the Biblical New Testament. It does like to take a good bit of creative liberty, to make it a good series, such as fleshing out minor characters in the Bible, inventing backstories and personalities for them, many are fully fleshed characters based on some brief description from the Bible.

One of my favourite things they've done was by representing St Matthew The Evangelist - one of Jesus's disciples and author of the Gospel of Matthew - as being autistic. I find him quite a lovable character who I can empathise with at times in the series and I'm really glad for this inclusion 🤣

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Not today, Life...not today.

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It took three years but I finally got them their diagnosis and now I don't know what to do next. Their school always gave us issues when we held them to the expectation that my kids would get the help they needed from their school. They refused to let my youngest stay a full day last year for his first year of school, and now CMH (community mental health of Northern michigan) is trying to say he no longer needs their services and should stay in his normal classroom, like they're trying to get rid of him. And with my daughter, they refused to get her onto an IEP before we forced them to. Now that I have the diagnosis, what are my options to ensure my children get the help they need?

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Never thought, that I would have to post this. While reading my autism medical documents, from when I was 6 yo (I'm now in my late teens), my father found some logic deficits mentioned. I never knew about it. I seem inteligent, barely do any work for school and still do great. I'm the best in class at maths and some otger subjects. I even solved this and got 110 (I know, online iq tests aren't reliable, but I think it would have diagnosed intelectual dissability properly). My only logic issues are sudokus (I did them when I was around 6, stopped and now I'm bad at them, practically learning again) and physics at school (not terrible, but below average).

Do I have ID or not, should I test my iq professionally and how does intelectual dissability even show?

And of course for the dramatic effect: "What the hell?"

Edit: I know this is poorly written, am to lazy to edit.

Another edit: Forgot to mention, I'm known to be smart in most groups, some exceptions think I'm stupid, but most of them aren't really academically sucessful.

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Hey y'all,

I'm a 19 year old psychology student in college (with the goal of becoming a therapist) and have been diagnosed last summer with autism (low support needs).

I think the fact that so many of my peers go to parties, drink and have fun, while it is too overstimulating for me, feels really bad. I can't go to a party without earplugs, beer tastes awful to me (and coffee as well - way too intense for my taste), as soon as there's blood in a movie I feel unconformable, and it just feels that everyone is able to do thing easily which for me are a real struggle.

I'm in a relationship, and my gf seems to be able to do all these things easier than me. Asides from the fact that she also has better grades than me, I just feel resentment and sadness that people around me seem to better than me in so many aspects. Of course we should focus on our strengths, and that we shouldn't compare ourselves to others. But in the end I still feel resentment that people around me are just able to do so many more things than me, and that things considered normal in our society are a struggle, if not outright impossible, for autistic people.

So I'd love some input on how y'all cope with the reality of not being able to participate in social life to the same extent as other people.


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The place I want to do an online session with is not so responsive online and mainly (or solely?) does in-person visits, in a different country.

Looking for a recommendation for ASD/ADHD support, someone who is knowledgeable about meds (I already have mine), side effects, long-term usage, etc.


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