Hello! Just introducing myself, I'm Jade, I was diagnosed with aspergers yesterday at 27 years old and it's just sinking in now
Welcome and congratulations Jade! How much are you surprised by your diagnosis? Many people on this forum tend to say that they have long known that they were in some way different from others. My advice is to try and let the distinct positives of diagnosis rise to the top first. So you might want to now treat yourself to something you have always enjoyed doing. Hopefully your diagnostician will also have spent some time emphasizing the positive.
My other advice is to give us just a bit more detail, as we are rather a wordy lot around here; and we enjoy seeing how our own experience compares with others. You can do that with some confidentiality, I'm sure. But you will find it usually pays off handsomely, as many posters here have a real ability to lift the mood; for themselves and others.
Despite my strong tendency to catastrophise, I continue to find many aspects of my rather convoluted life quite amusing; even when they initially seemed a bit grim. I reckon you should be able to do much the same, in your own unique way.
There are plenty of us here who have been through the "sinking in" stage before you, so you're in good company. It can be a little bit up and down for a while at first for some people, but whether you're having a moment of confusion, or have a wonderful insight to share, there will be folks here ready to listen to you and to lend some helpful advice if you need it. The one bit of advice that I always give is to try not to rush too much; it can be a lot to take in, so be kind to your mind and take time out to pamper yourself a little bit and to properly digest what you learn.
Hello and welcome to the forum, Jade! I have been diagnosed with Level 2 ASD. Feel free to ask any questions and read my profile.
With me, it didn't need to sink in. I have always known that there was something different about me.
My parents always knew there something wasnt right with me but couldn't put their finger on what, it's kinda of a surprise but it's still shocking news in a way
That's kinda you so much
Thank you :)
welcome to the forum. We'll meet somewhere in the threads later see u there :)
Hello and welcome to the forum! How was your journey to diagnosis, how long have you known that you are on the Autism Spectrum?
My parents have always known there was something wrong. Something was only done when I was sectioned in January and psychologist noticed something wasn't right. Went from there, but was finally diagnosed Tuesday, getting so much support :)