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  1. What music are you currently listening to? Feel free to share a video of the song! I'm currently listening to: This song remix always makes me feel a bit happy when I hear it.
  2. I'm not sure what is best to suggest to help, but I'm glad you can at least contact your mum through Skype. I hope conflict does not happen between you and your Dad, but if it does, you may have to call someone like the police or seek a refuge if you do not feel safe. If you have a girlfriend, is there any chance you could stay with them before it gets bad with your Dad? Helpful advice from Citizens Advice Bureau is here if you need more ideas. Best wishes.
  3. Just thought that if any fellow autistic females weren't aware, Scottish Autism are running a course specifically for women and girls that I have found super informative and helpful to use. I heard that it will be free to access for a year so access it while you can. Once you've registered, you have two months to complete the course. I live in the UK and have been able to access it okay if anyone not in Scotland is wondering. You can find out more about it and register to access the help here: Women and Girls Online Support Quoted info from the page: Hope it helped! I love the song they sang btw. <3
  4. I think I spent most of it just watching the programmes and what not to educate myself. Even though I'm still waiting for my assessment, I still feel very lost and seeing all this awareness raising is really helpful for dealing with my lost feelings.
  5. World Autism Awareness Week was 26th March to 2nd April 2018 this year and I wondered what we all thought of the television programmes that popped up over this period to help raise awareness, especially in regard to women and girls with autism. I managed to catch the programme on Channel 4 called "Are You Autistic?" and thought it was very informative. I am so glad they let autistic people be involved directly with the programme's creation, going so far to let them even do some talking directly to the audience! If you missed it, it is available on Channel 4's streaming site here and it is available for 21 days from this post's date, then it will be unavailable (I assume). I heard from someone that there was also an ITV channel programme, but I am having trouble finding a way to watch it now I've missed it since it does not seem to be available on the ITV steaming site. Did anyone here see it? Was it any good? I do wonder if the person told me incorrectly and they meant any of these ITV news stories: Campaign to raise profile of autism in women and girls Autism in girls leaves families waiting years for help Do we need more schools for girls with autism? Probably not this interview, since the person I spoke to said it focused on females with autism, but still worth the share since it is a recent autism related story: Thanks to anyone who shares something I missed that I others can see. It's truly great to see a great effort this year to raising awareness, especially for females with autism.
  6. Buta

    Hi y'all

  7. Buta

    How do you keep ontime?

    If I know I have something important to do, I keep a calendar, leave notes on my PC monitor, sometimes go so far to write down the directions to the place I need to go to after looking it up on google maps, and keep in mind a rough idea on the amount of time I need to get ready and get to the thing. If I'm really worried, I tend to allot myself more time in the plan which can work out quite well since it can mean being early, but most of the time I get there just in time I think. I feel like I'm racing the clock a lot of the time when I have to organise myself like that, or something.
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    Siblings get stressed too..!

    Does your mum know how you feel, @Anthony? Can you talk to her, or your father, about it? Hope so. Knowing they understand the effects on you will help a lot I imagine. I think it's quite normal for someone to need space, especially when you're stressed and/or frustrated. It sounds like you're doing your best and everyone has their limits. It's good that you are trying to look for ways to after yourself with everything going on in your family's life. Best wishes.
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    Art Therapy

    I'd love to try a proper art therapy session. I find even doing simple things like colouring in a picture therapeutic so I imagine I'd enjoy it a lot. Anyone who does get a chance to give it a go, hope you enjoy yourself and find it helpful.
  10. I don't think I could do police work. It'd stress me out way too much. I don't envy the people who do that kind of work; more power to them if they enjoy what they do!
  11. Buta

    Hi y'all

    Thanks for warm welcome. Yeah, it is a very sad state of affairs. Hopefully someday the process will be improved in future so people aren't left waiting as long as they are now. I have thought about going private instead, but I don't think that option's results are always trusted so I'm unsure about doing that. Will wait on the NHS for now I guess.
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    Getting the most out of this forum

    Good to know. Thanks for clarifying. I will be sure to try accessing the forum on my phone soon!
  13. I was wondering how long any one had to wait for their adult autism assessment? I've been waiting for at least 10 months so far. Also, if you did not get the result you expected, did you start the process again for a second opinion (I imagine this is super rare in the UK since average wait for assessment is 2 years but no harm in asking)? Thanks in advance for any replies.
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    Getting the most out of this forum

    I'm glad to see this forum is set up well! Thank you. Will any more emotion reaction options be added?
  15. Buta

    What made you happy today?

    I met someone today that understood my life troubles really well, despite not having the same health problems. It's always nice to meet someone else who gets it.

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