Published on 12, July, 2020
I was recently diagnosed with Autism at the age of 51.
I had suspected I was autistic for quite a few years after various discussions with some of my family members.
The therapist told me I would have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome if that terminology was still in use.
Fortunately I have always been able to function reasonably well and I think I have probably learned to do a lot of masking over my life, so many people I come into contact wouldn't even realise I am autistic at all.
I am just getting used to it for now so I thought I would join up here into this community.
Hi scratch that - I found it now - I didn't realise I had to click on my username at the root of the folder to find the profile icon.
Welcome to this forum u join dozens in here with a late diagnosis
Can u please add some details to your profile eg hobbies favorite music,art,games,tv series, books, etc it just helps make connections
this forum gets busier in the evenings 6.30 - 10pm
Hi - I would love to do that, but oddly I cannot find the screen to enter that information.
Where do I find that?
On the main webiste I can see "community setting" - it then tells me to click on the button to got to the community area to set up my settings, but when I click it, nothing happens.
If I click the notifications icon top right, I can go into "settings", but there is nothing there about hobbies?
I have a feeling that I might have set up a community account here a long time ago but not joined the main site, but now I have joined the main site and maybe there is an issue with the setup of my account on the community side? When I joined the site this morning, my user handle "Javert" appeared there even though I was never asked to type it in, so somehow I must have previously set something up a long time ago?
Hello Javert and wellcome to the community and I wish you well in your autism journey.
Hello Javert welcome to the forum it’s a great community I’m a fellow late diagnosed autistic 34 me last month welcome.
I was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago. I am 46. Like you I have masked all my life and most people would never guess I am Autistic but the older I was getting the harder it was to mask all the time.
I am still exploring who I am and have found this forum really useful and friendly.
Nice to meet you.
Welcome, 61 and just diagnosed earlier this year. Also Asperger's