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  •  I wouldn't know where to find any where I live. (6+ / 0-)

    In Florida, especially where I live, it's mostly seniors who are retired, so that makes socializing even more tricky.

    I write a series called 'My Life as an Aspie', documenting my experiences before and after my A.S. diagnosis as a way to help fellow Aspies and parents of Aspies and spread awareness. If I help just one person by doing this, then I've served a purpose.

    by Homer177 on Thu May 02, 2013 at 09:19:34 AM PDT

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    •  Find yourself a greybeard! (0+ / 0-)

      Or a lady of a certain age.
      Old people can be a trip(I hope I'm not offending anyone here, just a suggestion)...

    •  A nearby hospital might have some community (1+ / 0-)
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      groups worth checking out. And it might be worth googling any local 'disability' org's -- even if they're not specifically relevant, someone there might be able to point you towards some resources.

    •  Is there a National Autism Society or CARD (3+ / 0-)
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      group in your area? You may be able to attend some of their support group meetings and even mentor a young person with autism if you want to. I know it's not a job, but it's a good cause and something to focus on. And who knows, maybe one of the parents would be a good networking source to help you find a job? Parents of autistic children may be more likely to overlook differences and find a way to work with you. And the extra emotional support wouldn't hurt you any.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:19:21 PM PDT

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