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Found 24th Nov 2017
I was just wondering if anyone here has autism. Most people seem to know someone with autism but not have it themselves, and sometimes it gets a little lonely seeing autism posts on here and being the only one with autism. Maybe we could start a support group on here or something?
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Great thread. I am not autistic but I would love to try and understand it. What is it like for you?
I have psychopathic tendencies and know somebody whos a complete sociopath. Makes for interesting encounters. I'm willing to lead your group, but we'll have to spend most of our time talking about my mate.......
OllieSt7 m ago

Great thread. I am not autistic but I would love to try and understand …Great thread. I am not autistic but I would love to try and understand it. What is it like for you?


I wrote some things before relating to autism and I think rather than clogging up all of discussion space I’ll PM you
I honestly wonder if I am autistic.

Doing those online "tests" where you answer a bunch of questions says yes I am, but clearly that is not a proper diagnoses.

What would you say are the main traits that would signify autism?
Satan_Claws2 h, 8 m ago

I honestly wonder if I am autistic.Doing those online "tests" where you …I honestly wonder if I am autistic.Doing those online "tests" where you answer a bunch of questions says yes I am, but clearly that is not a proper diagnoses.What would you say are the main traits that would signify autism?


I think most people would be able to identify with some traits. As I have explained to Dolphinzz I’ve noticed recently I am bothered when someone picks up packets of things wrapped like crisps or maltesers and dither around, putting them back and choosing another flavour etc. I feel like picking up the item and shoving it in their basket or telling to make up their mind without touching. The noise of it is amplified to the extent I find it quite disturbing. That said and done perhaps I just need to chill a bit.
My son is going through tests for autism now. We all have some autistic traits but it’s just how much they affect you and how many traits you have as to if you get diagnosed with autism.
Satan_Claws2 h, 41 m ago

I honestly wonder if I am autistic.Doing those online "tests" where you …I honestly wonder if I am autistic.Doing those online "tests" where you answer a bunch of questions says yes I am, but clearly that is not a proper diagnoses.What would you say are the main traits that would signify autism?


Its different for each person. Typical traits can include

•sensory issues (not liking strong smells/ loud sounds)

• Social issues (not having many friends as being seen as ‘weird’ etc, not knowing how to socialise, struggling with/disliking social situations)

• Other diagnosed conditions such as ADHD, Dyspraxia etc I feel are more likely with autism and if diagnosed with them may increase the likeliness of having autism too

• This is more of an Aspergers thing (a form of Autism but slightly different because of this reason) but having excessive interests. I’m personally interested in technology and stationery (you could probably guess so from the deals I’ve posted). My brother is/ was interested in washing machines when he was 3, lights afterwards and then apple and now cars. Non stop talking about them.

And lots of other things but I don’t have time to explain more
ace_rees44 m ago

My son is going through tests for autism now. We all have some autistic …My son is going through tests for autism now. We all have some autistic traits but it’s just how much they affect you and how many traits you have as to if you get diagnosed with autism.


I’d disagree, otherwise you could say the same with most disorders
Dolphinzz14 m ago

I’d disagree, otherwise you could say the same with most disorders


Disagree all you like but you will be going against all medical professionals
OllieSt16 h, 44 m ago

Great thread. I am not autistic but I would love to try and understand …Great thread. I am not autistic but I would love to try and understand it. What is it like for you?



Autism. It's not like you think.

MSK.15 h, 17 m ago

This thread might be of interest …This thread might be of interest :3https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/autism-awareness-tips-events-days-out-travel-and-more-for-autistic-children-and-adults-2652178



Some other background reading/watching...

[ hotukdeals.com/com…150 ]

[ hotukdeals.com/dis…078 ]
[ hotukdeals.com/dis…4 ]

Plenty more threads exist too.
I'm certain there are many autistic members here on hukd.
Dolphinzz5 h, 50 m ago

Its different for each person. Typical traits can include •sensory issues ( …Its different for each person. Typical traits can include •sensory issues (not liking strong smells/ loud sounds)• Social issues (not having many friends as being seen as ‘weird’ etc, not knowing how to socialise, struggling with/disliking social situations)• Other diagnosed conditions such as ADHD, Dyspraxia etc I feel are more likely with autism and if diagnosed with them may increase the likeliness of having autism too• This is more of an Aspergers thing (a form of Autism but slightly different because of this reason) but having excessive interests. I’m personally interested in technology and stationery (you could probably guess so from the deals I’ve posted). My brother is/ was interested in washing machines when he was 3, lights afterwards and then apple and now cars. Non stop talking about them.And lots of other things but I don’t have time to explain more


I can associate with some of that for sure.

The traits I have which may or may not be autistic in nature are:

I hate physical contact with anyone other than my partner - Hugging, kiss on the cheek, shaking hands, anything like that makes me feel uncomfortable, even with close family. With my wife I am fine but anyone else freaks me out.

I am very antisocial, I have no actual friends. I very rarely go out for an evening and if I do I feel like I want to be home the whole time I am out. Although I invited some old friends to my wedding, not one of them came. My side of the wedding consisted of my mum, dad, brother, his wife, 1 uncle and his wife. That's it, everyone else was my wives side.

As a child the doctors labelled me hyperactive, I suspect if it was now they would have called it ADHD.

Ha ha excessive interests, well if I don;t watch a movie everyday I feel the day has been lost.
I collect Hulk action figures and spend a lot of time trawling ebay for them, I have over 200 but always want more.

I don;t know if this means I am autistic or not, I suppose ultimately it doesn't matter getting diagnosed as I am already on medication for anxiety and I have found a job that does not involve speaking to people.
benjammin31645 m ago

I'm certain there are many autistic members here on hukd.



To be fair, there are many abnormal members too.
Satan_Claws3 h, 10 m ago

I can associate with some of that for sure.The traits I have which may or …I can associate with some of that for sure.The traits I have which may or may not be autistic in nature are:I hate physical contact with anyone other than my partner - Hugging, kiss on the cheek, shaking hands, anything like that makes me feel uncomfortable, even with close family. With my wife I am fine but anyone else freaks me out.I am very antisocial, I have no actual friends. I very rarely go out for an evening and if I do I feel like I want to be home the whole time I am out. Although I invited some old friends to my wedding, not one of them came. My side of the wedding consisted of my mum, dad, brother, his wife, 1 uncle and his wife. That's it, everyone else was my wives side.As a child the doctors labelled me hyperactive, I suspect if it was now they would have called it ADHD.Ha ha excessive interests, well if I don;t watch a movie everyday I feel the day has been lost.I collect Hulk action figures and spend a lot of time trawling ebay for them, I have over 200 but always want more.I don;t know if this means I am autistic or not, I suppose ultimately it doesn't matter getting diagnosed as I am already on medication for anxiety and I have found a job that does not involve speaking to people.


I’d suggest maybe pursuing a diagnosis so you can know for certain whether you are or not I know when I was facing the same dilemma, only since I was 14 it was my Mum who sprung the whole autism thing on me, I just wanted an answer
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Interesting thread OP.

I guess most people show some sort of trait. The spectrum is quite wide though and I've heard to be officially diagnosed is a lengthy and complex process requiring numerous professionals.

The mind can be both wonderful and scary. It's good that mental health is being talked about a lot more.
Edited by: "deleted265520" 26th Nov 2017
DT8926th Nov 2017

Interesting thread OP.I guess most people show some sort of trait. The …Interesting thread OP.I guess most people show some sort of trait. The spectrum is quite wide though and I've heard to be officially diagnosed is a lengthy and complex process requiring numerous professionals.The mind can be both wonderful and scary. It's good that mental health is being talked about a lot more.


I got diagnosed 3 years ago and it took around 9 months from it being suggested (around 6 months for the actual process). I was under CAMHS (Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service) and a part of the diagnosis was done every week or so.

I don’t really remember much, apart from the actual final diagnosis appointment involving the CAMHS doctor (who, eventually, my case was passed onto afterwards), someone from school (I was in Year 10), my Mum and the art therapist I had seen every week.

In parts of the process, some of my family members were interviewed as such (2/3 of them, I’m not entirely sure now). I remember there were a fair amount of forms too.
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Dolphinzz1 h, 26 m ago

I got diagnosed 3 years ago and it took around 9 months from it being …I got diagnosed 3 years ago and it took around 9 months from it being suggested (around 6 months for the actual process). I was under CAMHS (Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service) and a part of the diagnosis was done every week or so.I don’t really remember much, apart from the actual final diagnosis appointment involving the CAMHS doctor (who, eventually, my case was passed onto afterwards), someone from school (I was in Year 10), my Mum and the art therapist I had seen every week.In parts of the process, some of my family members were interviewed as such (2/3 of them, I’m not entirely sure now). I remember there were a fair amount of forms too.


Must have been a daunting experience.
Have worked with some very talented developers who have been on the spectrum. Initially I found those difficult to manage, but worked out that it was much more beneficial if I adapted my mgt style to them to get the best out of them rather than making them conform to the norms.

Also helped to accept that for some it would take longer for them to acquire certain skills such as client facing skills, I remember one grad who could barely look at someone, and the thought of a conversation or meeting would terrify him, yet he produced beautiful code and found very efficient and elegant solutions to problems.
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