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    (Original post by gagaslilmonsteruk)
    That's ok I haven't had one since, but I had a gf when I was 15, so proves it can happen.
    Alright that's the motivation I needed. Thanks
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    It can happen - A male friend of mine with AS is married. However, unlike some of you, he wasn't diagnosed until he'd been married for a few years. (they'd been together for 4 years at this point)
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    Had one of those bad days today. Didn't help that the ex gf was rubbing my nose in it with her new bf (who she was seeing before we ended). Even stooped to slinging insults at her. Oh dear.

    Thing is I've noticed with AS (Or in my case anyway) is that I love being proved correct.
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    (Original post by The_master616)

    Thing is I've noticed with AS (Or in my case anyway) is that I love being proved correct.
    I love that too. Once had a debate on Facebook regarding a maths question (geeky, I know) and nearly everyone said I was wrong. Apart from the 2 people with math degrees...
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Does anyone have any experience of obsessions towards others? I think I'm slowly messing up what was a good friendship because of this...

    And to make everything slightly harder, he's Autistic too.
    i have the same. have the tendency to phone someone all the time when we have been in an arguement.. just to hear him say we will be alright.
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    Will see my uni GP sometime soon but what is a typical timeframe for diagnosis for an adult? I would like to know ASAP but relaistically I only have 2.5 months left of the year in which to do so, otherwise it will be autumn time before I can see someone.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Will see my uni GP sometime soon but what is a typical timeframe for diagnosis for an adult? I would like to know ASAP but relaistically I only have 2.5 months left of the year in which to do so, otherwise it will be autumn time before I can see someone.
    It probably depends where you live. I was first referred in January and had an appointment at the end of February. I now have a follow up appointment in mid April.
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    I've now had to change my appointment. Have to wait around 3 - 4 weeks now.
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    For those of you who saw the recently removed posts, I just wanted to again give a quick message of reassurance. Further to my post here, there is nothing whatsoever wrong with mention or discussion of Asperger's on TSR. Any suggestions that this may be the case are due to the misinterpretation of a moderation response to certain posts that were rule-breaking for other reasons. There's no reason at all for you to be worried.
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    Okie doke. That was my understanding - general rule breaking and not prejudice to those with ASDs.
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    Are there any support organisations that can help, I cannot get help from NHS or social services, and there is always me being told "NAS, NAS, NAS" but I can't afford NAS's services and they don't operate in my area. I get the same form letter year on year from NAS telling me to go away, there is LITERALLY NO HELP out there
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    I need someone to help there is no help out there i need help
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    (Original post by Gutsman)
    I need someone to help there is no help out there i need help
    You are not saying what is the problem
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    (Original post by Gutsman)
    Are there any support organisations that can help, I cannot get help from NHS or social services, and there is always me being told "NAS, NAS, NAS" but I can't afford NAS's services and they don't operate in my area. I get the same form letter year on year from NAS telling me to go away, there is LITERALLY NO HELP out there
    Is there no local Autistic society / association in your area?
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Is there no local Autistic society / association in your area?
    There is BUT they require social services funding to use them, won't do ANYTHING if you don't have social services funding, like NAS they send the same form letters, and their office is an hour away by train (I can't afford the £13 train fare!!!) I can't even get a social worker I've tried MANY times to get help
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    How's everybody feeling about Ricky Gervais' new show that's on tonight?

    The character he plays is supposed to be autistic. Everybodies defense of it seems to be that you cant silence people just because they cause offence, but cant they see that it is more than offence? It is bullying, and If it is popular it will lead to abuse. Why cant he pick on people who can defend themselves?
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    (Original post by morecambebay)
    How's everybody feeling about Ricky Gervais' new show that's on tonight?

    The character he plays is supposed to be autistic. Everybodies defense of it seems to be that you cant silence people just because they cause offence, but cant they see that it is more than offence? It is bullying, and If it is popular it will lead to abuse. Why cant he pick on people who can defend themselves?
    I have never found that man funny at all.
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    (Original post by morecambebay)
    How's everybody feeling about Ricky Gervais' new show that's on tonight?

    The character he plays is supposed to be autistic. Everybodies defense of it seems to be that you cant silence people just because they cause offence, but cant they see that it is more than offence? It is bullying, and If it is popular it will lead to abuse. Why cant he pick on people who can defend themselves?
    I think it's a terrible idea.

    And my dad who is mentally ill (not autistic spectrum) and is actually named Derek was really pissed off!
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    Sup guys. I haven't been diagnosed with AS but it seems very likely that I am on the spectrum somewhere. Anyhow, I had a major meltdown this morning because of sensory overload and I wondered if you guys had any tips or something on getting yourself calmed down and explaining what's happened to others, if you experience this too.
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    (Original post by Etoile)
    Sup guys. I haven't been diagnosed with AS but it seems very likely that I am on the spectrum somewhere. Anyhow, I had a major meltdown this morning because of sensory overload and I wondered if you guys had any tips or something on getting yourself calmed down and explaining what's happened to others, if you experience this too.
    This sounds familiar. Except I do try not to have a meltdown. Normally, I only ever have issues in public. (triggers are certain noises and bright lights) I do try to hide them though. I can sometimes be seen walking down the street with my hands over my ears. Usually when running. And no, it doesn't help me run faster. It has been suggested that I wear ear defenders to block out noise. As someone with a sight impairment, that's not a good idea. I have a doctor's appointment on Monday and will see what they say then.

    There's a programme on next Thursday by Louis Theroux (spelling) about Autism. BBC 2 9pm.

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