Forum Replies Created
Chabad has a Friendship Circle but it’s only a kiruv organization and never see native chabad people in them. There’s a chabad autistic person my age that’s in a residence home against his will and is complaining nonstop on how people are treating him.
The problem is that a therapist can’t really help me if my parents aren’t involved and they’re telling me why it’s their business to go to an appointment with their 25 year old son. I’m also embarrassed that despite my mother being on the board and my grandfather being the co-president of Ohel, that people in Camp Kaylie saw me as someone that gives people a hard time. My mother told me that she looked everywhere to try to find me a program and other friends on the autism spectrum but couldn’t find me any. I was also sent to Yeshiva Darchei Torah growing up not knowing that I was on the autism spectrum and wondering why I was being taken out special for resource room and being told what to do and didn’t understand so I worked against the resource room people. The Far Rockaway/five towns Orthodox community pretty much frowns on mental health.
It will confuse me when I move to Israel as Chabad says saf there as well.December 26, 2021 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm in reply to: Why aren’t autistic people that are orthodox open about their diagnosis #2045031
My father thinks that 2 Asperger’s people being friends are like 2 blind people being friends. All those organizations in the ultra-orthodox community, like hamaspik, doesn’t really help individuals on the spectrum meet other individuals on the spectrum. I even reached out to them and no one responded. I think those organizations are to help parents out. The modern orthodox organizations, like Yachad, is a little better since its sole purpose is for individuals with disabilities to meet other people with disabilities but I remember 5 years ago when I was a member of Yachad and attended IVDU Upper School that they expected me to know how to socialize with people and the people that got along with each other were mostly people with ADHD and learning disabilities. They thought that I was being mean to people when all I did was act immature and no one really helped me at all. There was even someone in an orthodox synagogue that claims he’s autistic (probably misdiagnosed) that told me that I made his younger autistic brother uncomfortable and expected me to know that he was being uncomfortable from his body language when I don’t know how to read body language and it’s one of the main things of autism to not know how to read body language. I’m going to try a program called Shelanu which is a Reform Jewish program for young adults on the autism spectrum to meet each other and make friends and they’re very open about autism there.
sorry, we don’t post outside links or files. I do hope you will share that with someone in person, however as I believe you sadly misunderstood this mother’s position -29
Here we go again. Another reason to move to the left.
I try emailing them and keep on getting an email back that I’m blocked.
What’s the website and number?
Those services help with improvements but I’m talking about a social group for autistic people.
How old are they? Are they around my age (25)?
What’s the mh community?
My parents never told me that I was autistic and had to find out about that myself. I asked Ohel and Yachad about making a special Asperger’s social group and they keep on saying that they’re working on it but it never comes to fruition. All I see is autistic people ashamed about their autism and not wanting anyone else to know about it. A neurotypical from the five towns has a close friends with Asperger’s in Far Rockaway where I live but won’t tell me his name because he doesn’t want anyone else to know. My mother and my mother’s friend told me that Orthodox people are actually ashamed of telling people about their children’s diagnosis and discloses the information.
They’re not really any orthodox Jewish autism specific programs.
People with autism that go to dayhab and don’t work can benefit from a singing weekday minyan or the summer.
Sefardim don’t sing during the weekdays
I’m only comfortable with people my age or younger with Asperger’s.
What do you mean?