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StarFlower
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10 Oct 2021, 2:31 am

Good day everyone,

My name is Jeanie, but you can call me Star. I'm new to the forums and just wanted to pop in to say "Hello". I'm here because I'm scheduled for an evaluation in about a month to see if I fall somewhere on the Autism Spectrum. For lack of a better term, I think I fall more into the field of having mild Asperger's. Socially I think I'm mostly okay, but I have a lot of little quirks that add up to a lot. It's hard to explain, but apparently it was enough to make my brother tell me for years that he thinks I should get a proper evaluation. I thought maybe his beliefs were unfounded, but then I started to learn more about the signs of ASD and realized that I could very well be on the spectrum.

I contacted a psychologist to get an evaluation because I feel like it's important for me to have a name to put to my experiences. I feel like, if I get a diagnosis, I would be turning on a light instead of continuing to wander around in the dark. And besides, then maybe I could start figuring out how to handle specific issues I deal with on a daily basis. Overall, however, I want to use this as a way of embracing myself more too. Realizing that I might be on the spectrum was a bit of a shock to my system, so now I'm taking the time to remind myself that, no matter what, I'm still me and it's okay to be me.

That's all for this post. I'm really thankful to be here.



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10 Oct 2021, 3:54 am

Welcome!! !


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10 Oct 2021, 4:23 am

Hello. Welcome.



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10 Oct 2021, 6:50 am

Welcome to WP!


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10 Oct 2021, 10:09 am

Welcome to WP! I hope you find it a pleasant place to visit no matter what the diagnosis turns out to me.

I was diagnosed at age 64, after I was retired. Mainly it was wonderful finally knowing what had been going on my whole life. I can't say I've found any real, practical use for the diagnosis...but I am still delighted to finally know.


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10 Oct 2021, 4:44 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet.


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10 Oct 2021, 5:51 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :)

I was diagnosed when I was 13. When the specialist who was working with me told me,
I had no idea what it was because I thought my specialist said "Alzheimer's" or "Asparagus."

But now, I have accepted being on the spectrum as part of my human essence.


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10 Oct 2021, 8:24 pm

Welcome to the community!


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12 Oct 2021, 4:37 am

welcome! take your time and explore, ask questions, self care as you sort it all out. You are not alone! Self diagnosed at 66 professionally diagnosed at 3 days before my 68th birthday. I am 70 today and learning of my autism changed my life for the better. Best wishes!