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  1. M

    Do females on the autism spectrum emulate other females?

    Autistic females are said to emulate other females to learn how to act socially. They have been know to emulate singers, models, peers, television personalities, characters in books. Is this consistent with your own experiences as a female with autism? It should also be noted that as @Ylva has...
  2. M

    Am I annoyed by this or have I learned to be grouchy about it?

    Belong to a breast cancer program. Every year I go for a mammogram, I'm in the control group, as there is no breast cancer in my family history. Then spend twenty minutes or so having my breasts squeezed between two thick flat glass plates. While a technician re-adjusts the angles and touches...
  3. M

    Autistic Females.

    Autism in Females One in 68 children in the U.S. is affected by autism—but new research suggests that current diagnostic methods overlook girls, meaning even more kids may be on the spectrum. Behavioral and preliminary neuroimaging findings suggest autism manifests differently in girls...
  4. BeachLife

    Finding friends who reciprocate thoughtfulness

    I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts or tips on this. When I was younger and masking a lot by using my hyper confident alter ego I had many 'friends' and I diddnt expect much of them emotionally, it just seemed so easy, we phoned each other and then went to whatever event was on. This alter ego...
  5. wight

    Females with autism show greater difficulty with day-to-day tasks than male counterparts

    From the article linked below: "The historical lack of specific discovery around how autism presents in females may contribute to misdiagnoses or delay, and prevent implementation of necessary interventions. Such delays can have a major impact on outcomes, as recent research has demonstrated...
  6. B

    Discovering Aspergers and finally discovering my "self".

    A few months back I met with a psychologist to help me cope with social anxiety in hopes of overcoming my social issues so I could lead a normal life. After 45 minutes of what seemed to be small talk and getting to know one another - something I generally can't do and very rarely participate in...
  7. M

    Are many people with Asperger's scapegoated by family and society?

    Were you scapegoated by your family or by people you thought of as friends? Were you the one who was excluded or discussed as problematic or difficult or strange? Do you think it might have been because you had Asperger's? Have recently come to the conclusion that being the family scapegoat or...
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