I really love that there's a girls' space (though it seems to have ended at "is it sexist to have a girls' space?" so maybe not so much...)
I was only just diagnosed, and it was really hard to believe it before someone here said something about girls demonstrating different traits; after that I looked into what the traits are for girls and everything fell into place. I spoke with two psychologists before the one who diagnosed me, and neither of them saw Asperger's in me (though neither seemed to know what it was, either), but one did suggest looking into bipolar. Though, to the credit of males with Asperger's, the only reason I knew to look into it was because I met a male Aspie. I'd never had so much in common with anyone in my life, even the ages at which we gave up on friends and the ages at which we were obsessive about books and the ages that we started to give up... everything just lined up. I even did an online diagnostic after my diagnosis just to see if I really could claim that diagnosis, and asked him to take it as well so I could compare - we got the exact same score. It was really weird, and kinda amazing to finally have someone with whom I had so much in common. If it hadn't been for him, I don't know if I'd ever have gotten my diagnosis, and I doubt I would have believed it. There's just such a difference between my diagnosis and how I've read Aspie males describing their experiences, etc... anyway, a girls' space just makes sense to me. There are so many resources that describe the male Aspie experience, but it's harder to happen across the same information for girls.. I don't know. I suppose a part of it, too, is that I've never managed to be close to a female; I've had 4 close male friends over the years, but I've always felt uncomfortable talking to girls - which is a serious problem because I become so attached to friendships, the guys often then misunderstand and expect a relationship, and shove me away when it doesn't happen. I need to learn how to talk to girls, and maybe Aspie girls would be an easier place to start? I don't know, I'm rambling, but yeah...this is something I really wanted to see here, so thank you for starting such a thread.