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Just To Start Things Off (calling all girls)

Owliet

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Me too, good at mimicking people and my husband recently said I should be careful, because it could come across as though I am mocking someone! The thing is, it is so natural to do, when I like a character.
Agreed. I’ve also had this pointed out to me too and warned to be careful because I may be offending someone if I copy them outright. But it’s really useful to be able to observe how someone acts and try to adapt it in similar situation.
 

EvaL

New Member
Yo!

I'm really glad there's a section for girls here because I actually don't know a single other girl with Aspergers and it does make me feel a tad lonely and isolated sometimes :/

Hmm, I don't really know what else to say... :D
I feel the same as , we seem to be very rare ... I find it almost impossible to keep friendships with girls who aren't on the spectrum.. it would be nicer if there were some more girls around who understood us more . . It is very isolating feeling lonely
 

Suzanne

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Agreed. I’ve also had this pointed out to me too and warned to be careful because I may be offending someone if I copy them outright. But it’s really useful to be able to observe how someone acts and try to adapt it in similar situation.
I guess this shouldn't be a surprise, since we are mostly all on the spectrum, but yep, I like to observe as well, so that I can learn social behaviour and it is a real big annoyance to me, when I can't and thus, feel that I am blind to what goes on with "normal" people.

I tend to mimic ones I really like.
 

Owliet

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I feel the same as , we seem to be very rare ... I find it almost impossible to keep friendships with girls who aren't on the spectrum.. it would be nicer if there were some more girls around who understood us more . . It is very isolating feeling lonely
There seems to be a preoccupation that ASD is still only affects men and so any woman who may be on the spectrum is not obvious and can often miss out on diagnosis. I was diagnosed as a teenager and only met guys in the special support group. It was very isolating, and it Wasn’t until I went to uni that this changed. I met 3! Feeling understood, no longer as alone or the only one is so important. it was nice!
 

Darkkin

Lioness of Spoons
V.I.P Member
Diagnosis in females tends to happen much later than in males. Partially because of a biased diagnosis model, different presentation, and different expectations of male vs. female behaviours in children.

Females often learn to mask at a very early age and present a facade that is more 'normal'.

Identification of females on the spectrum has improved dramatically over the last decade going from 1 in 10 to 1 in 4, but research is pointing to a ratio that is closer to 1 in 2 or 1 to 1 when an accurate information is taken into account.
 

musicallessness

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V.I.P Member
some of here have to unknowledge that we do not ever care to think of such imaginations. even me writing this might too much to unlearn. remebmer forgiveness and love as some grieve the five stages in many ways.
 

Azul

Member
Identification of females on the spectrum has improved dramatically over the last decade going from 1 in 10 to 1 in 4, but research is pointing to a ratio that is closer to 1 in 2 or 1 to 1 when an accurate information is taken into account.
I've searched this research before but couldn't find it. My googling isn't being successful. Do you know the name of the articles perhaps?
 

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