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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by VictorR, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. VictorR

    VictorR New Member

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    Glad to join a community where I'm with family, so to say.

    Like many others who got their diagnosis later in life, it was several years of on-and-off curiosity after coming across a media piece about ASD that seemed to describe me until I finally put myself on wait lists for an adult diagnosis, and then some more time before I finally got confirmation.

    Presently, I'm in social work. I enjoy how it lets me help others, and that if people are talking to me, it's because they want to talk to me (as opposed to working in sales, which I found stressful).
     
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  2. Gerontius

    Gerontius Active Member

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    Hello VictorR and welcome to Autism Forums.
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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  4. Pieplup

    Pieplup The Penguin

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    Welcome to Autism Forums.
     
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  5. Ezra

    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

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    Welcome, Victor.

    I think people who were diagnosed late and spent a lot of time trying figure it out in the meantime, probably know a whole lot about autism.
     
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  6. Pieplup

    Pieplup The Penguin

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    Idk what this means "spent a lot of time trying figure it out in the meantime, probably know a whole lot about autism."
     
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  7. Ezra

    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

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    I mean prior to getting a diagnosis later in life, many do a lot of research on autism. They accumulate a lot of knowledge about it.
     
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    Hmm, I'm not sure if that'd really be much of an advantage. They'd spend alot of time going through loops and hurtles where as if you already got a diagnosis you'd have the name. that's kind of assuming that they stick around and aren't just liek oh that's what that is. I think it'd be a disadvantage.
     
  9. Ezra

    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

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    I was just trying to be welcoming.
     
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  10. Major Tom

    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to the forums! I was also diagnosed later in life. It was after my son was diagnosed, and I started to notice a lot of similarities between him and I (beyond the similarities a father and son usually have). I had always known I was different, I just didn't know how.

    Anyways, I hope you like it here!
     
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    ohh right. Sometimes i forget I'm in the welcome to new members forum. [
     
  12. Major Tom

    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    I found out when I was 37 that I was actually diagnosed when I was 12 and my mother and stepfather never told me about it. I struggled a lot through life and never knew why. On the other hand, if I had known, I may not have done all the things I have done in life, and could still be living with my mother. Which even the thought of turns my stomach.
     
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    Hi and welcome. It's probably good you had some idea yourself, as it rarely seems to get picked up on if you are getting by, otherwise. I worked in social care and training, I think it works well with being value driven and interested in people. I hope that you enjoy it here.

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    Hello and welcome, i was diagnosed late in life and prior didn't know why i found certain things very hard and had regular anxiety and depression, only since joining here 6 monlths ago have i accepted my Autism and learnt more ways to live a life that makes me feel happier.
     
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  15. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome!
     
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    Hi, welcome
     
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