The TSR autism society

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I haven’t seen a society for autism on TSR yet so I thought I’d make one.

I’m keeping my identity secret because I wish praises from no one.

Post below your age and how long you’ve been diagnosed with autism for. Even if you’ve only recently been diagnosed it still means you’ve lived with it all your life, it just hasn’t been picked up on.

If your in the process of diagnosis your also welcome.

No hate will be tolerated here; you can still post on this page if you’re not autistic to show support - but there’s a zero tolerance on any hate comments or bullying.
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Hi I was diagnosed with autism just before my 18th birthday now I am 19. I am finding communication with other people quite hard, making friends as a result is rather difficult. Most people don't seem to be interested in forming strong long term friendships most people seem happy with remaining acquaintances. I find myself getting easily irritated as I struggle to often understand others and their motives.
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Hi, so I was diagnosed pretty young, like before I started primary school, and I’m now 17. I’ve got mild autism to the point of where most people don’t realise, so I got pretty lucky there. I don’t usually tell people that I have it (not so much online where
It’s anon but more in person) as I don’t want people to judge me based on that instead of me for myself, what with stereotypes of autism. I used to struggle a lot with socialising, honestly felt like throwing up at the thought of it, but from about year 10 onwards when classes were mixed up, I was kinda forced to learn how to socialise and it definitely worked out for the best. I don’t mind talking to new people, though I do get a bit nervous at times 😅 I wouldn’t say I have particularly close friends though, but it’s ok. I’m more of an observer rather than a partaker if that makes sense, and for now that’s enough.
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(Original post by Himynameisdaisy)
Hi, so I was diagnosed pretty young, like before I started primary school, and I’m now 17. I’ve got mild autism to the point of where most people don’t realise, so I got pretty lucky there. I don’t usually tell people that I have it (not so much online where
It’s anon but more in person) as I don’t want people to judge me based on that instead of me for myself, what with stereotypes of autism. I used to struggle a lot with socialising, honestly felt like throwing up at the thought of it, but from about year 10 onwards when classes were mixed up, I was kinda forced to learn how to socialise and it definitely worked out for the best. I don’t mind talking to new people, though I do get a bit nervous at times 😅 I wouldn’t say I have particularly close friends though, but it’s ok. I’m more of an observer rather than a partaker if that makes sense, and for now that’s enough.
It is nice to hear that you have adjusted so well. How did you manage to get a diagnosis so fast and easily? What were the signs in your childhood? I have had my diagnosis incredibly late so I never had any support growing up, I am struggling with socialising and communicating with others, it is a nightmare that would never end.
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(Original post by Himynameisdaisy)
Hi, so I was diagnosed pretty young, like before I started primary school, and I’m now 17. I’ve got mild autism to the point of where most people don’t realise, so I got pretty lucky there. I don’t usually tell people that I have it (not so much online where
It’s anon but more in person) as I don’t want people to judge me based on that instead of me for myself, what with stereotypes of autism. I used to struggle a lot with socialising, honestly felt like throwing up at the thought of it, but from about year 10 onwards when classes were mixed up, I was kinda forced to learn how to socialise and it definitely worked out for the best. I don’t mind talking to new people, though I do get a bit nervous at times 😅 I wouldn’t say I have particularly close friends though, but it’s ok. I’m more of an observer rather than a partaker if that makes sense, and for now that’s enough.
Sorry, But I have a few questions. Thanks if you answer them


Do you go to a ordinary sixth form or one for students with autism/?

Do you claim diability living allowance or benefits if your condition is mild?

Why do you need an autism society on TSR? Do we also need a Depression society, Anxiety Society, Schizophrenia Society?
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It is nice to hear that you have adjusted so well. How did you manage to get a diagnosis so fast and easily? What were the signs in your childhood? I have had my diagnosis incredibly late so I never had any support growing up, I am struggling with socialising and communicating with others, it is a nightmare that would never end.
I’m not 100% sure I’d this is accurate, but I think it was when my mum was talking to my brothers teachers (my brother is extremely autistic and has gone to specialist schools his whole life) and they were observing me and I showed symptoms and I got tested. Tbh I got lucky really
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(Original post by jane10921)
Sorry, But I have a few questions. Thanks if you answer them


Do you go to a ordinary sixth form or one for students with autism/?

Do you claim diability living allowance or benefits if your condition is mild?

Why do you need an autism society on TSR? Do we also need a Depression society, Anxiety Society, Schizophrenia Society?
Heya, I’ve always gone to normal schools and in primary school and early secondary I received SEN support. I don’t claim benefits for it, though I think we claimed some before I turned 16, I’m not too sure. I guess it’s just nice to belong somewhere where people understand the struggles you go through. The other societies would be pretty cool too I guess, but they don’t all apply to me
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I'm 19 in two weeks and was diagnosed with Aspergers Snydrome almost exactly a decade ago if I remember correctly.
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(Original post by jane10921)
Sorry, But I have a few questions. Thanks if you answer them


Do you go to a ordinary sixth form or one for students with autism/?

Do you claim diability living allowance or benefits if your condition is mild?

Why do you need an autism society on TSR? Do we also need a Depression society, Anxiety Society, Schizophrenia Society?
I am not a 100% sure if this is an attack on autism diagnosises or not TBH. But if it's not don't worry, personally I am not offended either way.
I was in mainstream education till age 16. Then I got sectioned... but thats another story.

Most people with high functioning autism will fight to stay in mainstream. Special education schools tend to place little to no emphasis on academic work.
I do claim benifits, but not for much longer. I get personal independence payments and employment and support allowance. I can’t emphasis how much I can't wait to get a job.

The term 'mild' is misleading (and can refer to several different things). It means that on the scale of autism the persons symptoms aren't as restrictive/ distressing in comparison to some other peoples.
However in comparison to the general population you could be very restricted/ distressed.
Some people don't like this, they view it as devaladating their difficulties.

I don't like your last question, autism isn't comparable with depression, schizophrenia, anxiety.... Its NOT AN ILLNESS. I would even go as far to argue AUTISM DEFINES WHO YOU ARE, IT IS YOU, IT'S INSEPARABLE FROM YOU. Where as nobody is their mental illness.
An autism group is just about people with similar difficulties and positives coming together to discuss unique issues that effect them. If enough people with depression, anxiety what ever want to make their own group, they can.
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Anonymous #3
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im 18. i got diagnosed when i was 13 but i didn't recieve any help for it tbh. i don't have any friends at all and im lonely
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