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    #Autism #AutismAcceptance #AutismAdvocacy #AutismAwareness #AutismDiagnosis #AutismMeltdowns

    Hi I was after some help. I’m wondering how people in the UK get diagnosed with autism by other ways than the NHS. There’s been a mistake with my referral and it has not been done apparently according to my mental health worker so I’m having to go through the referral again which is a 3 year waiting list. Iv been diagnosed with various mental health problems over the years and the last few months I have been exploring the possibility of being on the spectrum with my therapist and mental health worker. Being autistic makes so much more sence to me and how iv been all my life. I’m 34 and a self diagnosis seems to have just clicked with me and explained so much especially the sensory stuff and iv realised iv been “masking” for years. I did a few online tests yesterday and scored extremely high on all of them. I don’t want to have to pay loads to get diagnosed privatley but I’m hoping a diagnosis will open up a new world to me and a way of coping with life. Thank you for reading my comment. #AdultDiagnosis #Autism

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    Body Drained but Mind Wide Awake #AutismAwareness #Autism #CheckInWithMe #Depression

    I hate it when my body is so tired/give up on me and my mind is so wide awake and wants to do things. This happens when I have autistic meltdown or had busy day.
    Affects me for few days or hours. I haven’t got the energy to finish house jobs, meet my friend, spend time with the family or boyfriend. I just have to isolate but my mind is screaming inside wanting to do those thing but just physical can’t perform those things. If I do get snappy, my coordination isn’t very good and I bump into thing or fall over. My speech gets messed up.
    #AutismAwareness #MentalHealth #Depression #CheckInWithMe #AutismMeltdowns

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    This is such a good page#Autism #SensoryProcessingDisorder #autismmetldowns

    It’s really to show your friends and family when they don’t understand and even yourself. Very helpful check it out! #Autism
    #SensoryProcessingDisorder #AutismMeltdowns

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    Autism/ASD Diagnosis as an Adult

    I've recently come to the conclusion that I exist on the neurodivergence spectrum and it has been a whirlwind of a journey.
    I'm looking to be professionally diagnosed and I've joined a few supportive communities that discuss these topics.
    As an autistic, what are some of the struggles you've had with the medical community? As an adult autistic, have you been able to easily access the resources you need and if not, what kind of struggles did you face?
    What was the process of being diagnosed like for you; or, alternatively were you able to get diagnosed and what are your thoughts on it?

    Thanks for any feedback.
    #ASD #Autism #AutismSociety #AutismEmployment #focus#adhd#Autism #AutismDiagnosis #AutismMeltdowns #Diagnosis #MentalHealthResources #resources #MedicalProfessionals

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    Bad day at work with autism. #Autism #AutismEmployment #AutismMeltdowns #AutismAdvocacy #AutismUncensored

    Today I got ambushed at work by both my admins through email. I am working remotely- one of the only 2 at my site. As I tried to fix the problem being addressed I was also trying to teach on camera and get to the bottom of the miscommunication. For the first time ever I asked for an accommodation (autism) for more time to implement what they wanted and I got scolded via email. When I reviewed all emails with a coworker and talked about the situation at length with them they confirmed that I was not in error in the original situation (admin error) and that I got reamed after asking for an accommodation. It was very difficult to ask for the accommodation in the first place and to have this happen is disheartening. Now I get to file a grievance- and I absolutely hate conflict. I can advocate easily for my kids but absolutely hate bringing extra attention on myself. At least I didn’t cry or have a meltdown on camera. But I’ve been doing nothing but cry since finishing my work.

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    Post meltdown tips?

    Been having a bit of a rough month mental health-wise. I was wondering what everybody’s post-meltdown or panic attack recovery strategies are? My personal favorites are using my weighted blanket and a cold glass of water that I use a chewy silicone straw in. Fuzzy stuff is also excellent.
    #Anxiety #Autism #ADHD #AutismMeltdowns #PanicAttacks

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    How do you handle miscommunication through text?

    Recently I got into a disagreement with someone I care about over text because I misinterpreted their tone and I ended up having a meltdown as a result of this disagreement. I have trouble sometimes with that — picking up on someone’s tone. I have a bad habit of trying to guess what it is. We since have made up but it really bothers me that this happened.

    Have you ever experienced something similar? How did you handle it? I’d love to hear your experiences.

    #TheNeurodivergentCrowd #Autism #Meltdown #AutismMeltdowns #AutismMeltdown #CheckInWithMe #Communication

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    As autistic/Asperger’s adults are there services (barber shop/beauty salon, chiropractor) that you just don’t like? #CheckInWithMe #Autism

    We all hear about kids on the spectrum that don’t like to be touched. That means haircuts, dentists, doctors and similar experiences terrify them so badly that some have a meltdown.

    What you don’t hear about is adults with these same problems. Do we grow out of it? Does it happen and we’re too ashamed to talk about it? Do you have fears and if so, what are they?

    I’m writing something on this subject and your feedback would be very helpful and greatly appreciated. #AspergersSyndrome #Aspergers #Fear #Meltdowns #AutismMeltdowns #touching #help

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    Autism Meltdown

    Hi everyone! I am 19 and I have autism. At the insistence of my parents, I am taking four online college courses right now without accommodations (thank you parents who won't let me apply for accommodations). I've been having a meltdown for a good four hours now, and it's easily the worst one I've ever had. Only now have I calmed down enough to touch a computer and regained enough function in my fingers to type this. So for the community, I have two questions. 1. What helps you with your autism meltdowns? and 2. What is your favorite way to recover after meltdowns? #Autism #AutismMeltdowns

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    Using alternative therapy to help with Autism anxiety!

    #AutismAwareness #AutismMeltdowns #AutismTherapy #AutismBlogs #Autism

    When I first took my son for craniosacral therapy I never knew how much it would help him but also how much it would help me! I had no idea what craniosacral therapy was or how it could help but I was willing to give it a try. The practitioner explained that it was a way of working with the body using light touch which supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself. The first thought I had was he is never going to let you touch him in a million years so how is this going to work! She just sat down and let him be himself. He ran back and forth, stimming and giggling to himself just as if she wasn’t there. I felt the energy in the room change, I can’t explain it but it seemed calmer. After 20 mins or so Joe had stopped running and climbed onto the bed like he knew what to do – it’s the strangest feeling in the world to witness something you cannot physically see! We had weekly sessions after that for about 6 weeks and every week he would do the same, stim and run and then eventually calm down.
    I started noticing changes in him almost immediately, the most obvious change was that he was less anxious. This meant that I could get him to do different things with less of a struggle. He started being able to control his emotions better, I’m not saying he doesn’t have tantrums because he still does, but he can bring himself out of them. I see the range of emotion before my eyes, anger, grief, acceptance all in about 5 minutes.
    This is a boy that only ate ham sandwiches (minus the ham) at school but now eats a variety of foods, even bean wraps. We now have conversations about his day, what he did, what he ate, etc it’s amazing. Only a special needs mum (or dad) knows the desperation of wanting that connection with their child. I remember the first day it happened. I picked Joe up from school asking him lots of question and anticipating his ‘no more’ response, but that day was different, that day he answered me, I continued to ask questions trying to stop the tears rolling down my face. It was one of the happiest times of my life!
    Therapy hasn’t just helped Joe, it has helped me see that if I believe something can happen it will. As parents, we are so afraid of what might happen that we let our fear take over and this has an impact on our body too! Letting go of that fear in the sessions calmed my inner turmoil and allowed me to shift my mindset and it’s made a massive difference.
    We still go for therapy once a month, it is making a real difference to Joe. He has finally landed and I couldn’t be more proud!