Just joined and wanted to say "hi"! I am 65 and just starting to explore this world. A couple of months ago my daughter, who is a pediatric nurse and manages several clinics including an autism clinic plus has an autistic daughter, told me she thought I might be autistic. At first I was a bit put off because all of my limited experience with autism was not positive (my granddaughter also has other issues and is globally delayed). But I started researching and the more I read/watched the more I recognized much of my life. I have now taken numerous online tests and they show from likely to probable autistic. I still am hesitant to claim the name but am unsure if I will ever go for an official diagnosis. I'm not sure I can handle the expense, though it sure would be validating for me. So thanks for letting me in! I look forward to reading and engaging here!