What led you seek diagnosis?
Thanks for the visual....lol......but it is scary x
no probs subtlety not really my thing LOL! I was hoping I was going to be informed of my diagnosis on my final interview 6 weeks ago but I was told I'd have to wait another 4-6 weeks. Bearing mind I like many aspies suffer from anxiety thats pretty a crummy way of going about this IMHO. Something as life changing should be told to you face to face not coldly via a letter which could arrive at some undetermined time....grrr!
Grrr indeed...it is all NT mind tricks! :)
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
Still crying over this. How can I be nearly 50 and only just realised this is what I am? My Instsgram account to promote my art was what pushed me over the edge. The more successful it was the more I couldn't cope with it, i searched communication failure and it led me to blogs and here. Aģgggghhhh.
A year ago, I knew almost nothing about autism. Except the claim that it was caused by the MMR vaccine.
After my latest suicide attempt in Nov 2016, a mental health team got involved and they with my sister suspected that I might be autistic. They started talking about aspergers and I thought rubbish, I don't walk around shouting abuse at people. I mistook aspergers for touretts syndrome.
My sister suggested that a formal autism diagnosis would give me some protection under the 2011 disability act. And she said that she worked alongside people with an autism diagnosis, and I was worse than them.
What does NT stand for?