I recommended that you look for a speech and language therapist who works with adults...
Here is a link for therapists near you. View their profiles and call, explain your concerns and get busy!
Language therapy is a medical necessity, so insurance "should" cover it. Also, if you're found to have high-functioning autism, you're likely to qualify for Social Security Supplemental Income.
The language therapist might diagnose you with Social Communication Disorder.
Dennis...this is for you and everyone else! I'm thinking that you might be experiencing high functioning autism because you referenced not having friends all of your life and being in special education.
It's imperative that you find a therapist through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at this link. Find several therapists near you and talk to them about helping you. When you call them, tell them that you need help talking to other people. DON'T TELL THEM THAT YOU'RE HAVING PROBLEMS FINDING A DATE! You'll scare them off!!
Dennis, if the therapist thinks you're on the autistic spectrum, you'll need to undergo an assessment to get a formal diagnosis. I'm hoping the psychologist who does the evaluation refers you to intake to the local Social Security office to sign up for Supplemental Income to help you support yourself.
National Child Abuse Hotline . 1-800-4-A-CHILD. You don't have to have evidence that a child is being neglected, physical abused, verbally abused or sexually abused...you just need to be worried that they are.
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