How does your autism affect you or your loved one?


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Hello everyone,

How are you today? 

As you know, autism varies from person to person, but most commonly causes social communication challenges, sensory issues or restricted and repetitive behaviors. 

Let's share together! How does autism affect you or your loved one? What types of symptoms do you or they show? How do you cope with them? 

Take care,


Beginning of the discussion - 7/7/20

How does your autism affect you or your loved one?

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@Courtney_J For me I have a hard time interpreting and navigating social situations, I'm not good a social cues. I tend to miss jokes or speak at the wrong time, or misinterpret other people's emotions I also get overwhelmed in places that are crowded or loud or just over busy. And sometimes at work I tend to lose site of the big picture and focus too much on the small details of a project I'm working on. Since I was diagnosed I've been working with a therapist to help me strategize on how to cope when i'm overwhelmed and such and it's been very helpful.

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