What led you seek diagnosis?
It’s always sort of been there, but I started to think seriously about the possibility when I read ‘Odd girl out’ by Laura James, followed by Cynthia Kim’s ‘Nerdy, shy and socially inappropriate’. I then had a couple of friends independently suggest that I was on the spectrum (including one who diagnosises children!): I then asked a group of very close friends and they also had their suspicions. It was when my lovely mother in law said something about my niece (who is diagnosed) and I just thought “doesn’t everyone do that?!that I realised that it might be worth pursuing.
maybe we should produce a guide to other women...or a board game...Aspie women snakes and ladders...
up the Laura James and down the diagnosis snake xx
Plenty of stories between us for up and down. Interesting hearing about each other’s realisation.
It was mentioned on the dating thread that this site is like being in a mirror at times..but we all have our own unique journey