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adult diagnosis

  1. Kavigant

    Question about getting diagnosed later in life

    I’m an older adult who recently learned what High Functioning Autism (or ASD1) is, and I’ve been completely blown away at suddenly having a “unified field theory” for just about all the weird things I’ve been at a loss to explain for more than fifty years. So I quickly made an appointment for...
  2. B

    scared of having autism

    (I am undiagnosed, but fit many symptoms perfectly) I'm EXTREMELY new to this, like didn't even consider having any form of autism until 24 hours ago. But a family member came to me and pointed out a lot of symptoms that I exhibit, and after thinking it over, I keep seeing more and more...
  3. P

    Help with diagnosis

    Does it sound like I might be on the spectrum? (As a child) Extreme lack of curiosity (which was strange for a child): not curious about the outside world, did not ask any questions like “why is the sky blue?” And not feeling curious even when such questions were asked by grownups. Despised...
  4. U

    Introduction, an adult questioning their neurodiversity

    Hello everyone, I am 27 years old. Diagnosed with ADHD and disgraphia in first grade. Junior year of highschool my parents let me be in charge of my treatment for ADHD. I decided to stop treatment because I felt like if I didn't need it I would be normal like everyone else and I wouldn't be so...
  5. EstimatedProphet

    Best Places To Work! An Autistic Adventure in Corporate America 2020-02-25

    I was semi-active on this site a long while ago for about six months (late 2016-early 2017), which was from the time I was diagnosed with Asperger's until I started my first job back in the working world post-diagnosis. Then I dropped out. What happened after that? That's what the book is about...
  6. W

    Stupidly Excited

    Obligatory introduction time. I finished reading Neurotribes seven weeks ago. Did some further reading, having gone down the Google rabbit hole. Became increasingly convinced I'm autistic. My partner agreed, so I made an appointment with my GP for a discussion. Which was yesterday. He was...
  7. Pinkie B

    In Shock

    Hi. I just found out that I'm on the autistic spectrum. I'm 35 and I have two Ivy League degrees. I'm a professor (though probably not for much longer) and I live in Japan. I've spent my whole life struggling with the same issues that I always thought I could eventually train myself out of --...
  8. Dahlia

    Autism and adult women

    The short version is that my son is autistic and ever since I heard about Aspergers years ago, I have wondered if I was on the spectrum. I don’t know what to do next. I am seeing a therapist who specializes in CBT and pain. I have pain issues as well as anxiety and depression, though my...
  9. NikkiNic

    Introduction: Nikki, 23 and still learning about my own brain

    Hi everyone, I have yet to receive a diagnosis of anything on the spectrum but I do struggle with SPD. But, the more research I do the more I relate to the stories from people with ASD or Aspergers. While I want to seek out professional opinions I would also love to talk with some people to gain...
  10. notoriousmeh

    23 year old female, new diagnosis & unrealized social deficits due to previous substance abuse

    Hi all! My name is MB and I am a 23-year-old student in my second year of a Master's in Social Work program (not the status quo, I realize). I began going through the formal process of diagnosis with a psychologist who specializes in Asperger's (or ASD now) after being referred to the...
  11. sisselcakes

    How did adult diagnosis (or suspected) affect your relationships?

    Hi Everybody. I've posted several things on here and your feedback has been immensely helpful. This is probably going to be really long so I hope that doesn't discourage you from reading it. I feel like I need to give you the history. This has to do with how becoming aware you were on the...
  12. K


    Hi everyone, I'm not sure whether it's Aspergers or not, but I've always felt I was just really different from everyone else and until I recently started researching this topic I hadn't ever come across a group of people who understood some of the things I experience every day. I've been...
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