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EbCee
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04 Feb 2022, 6:38 pm

I believe I should begin with stating the basic information:
I'm 16 and undiagnosed autistic from the USA. I've known about this forum for a few months, I think. My perception of time, both short and long term, are a little wonky. I don't quite recall when I first heard of it. My furthest memory is of hearing it in, I think, either in the book Neurotribes or Loud Hands, I'm unsure, though even that doesn't seem quite right. Anyway!

Though I'm sure most say this, the realization that "Oh, I might be autistic," was quite an enlightening one though an idea that had existed vaguely in my head since 13 when it was first suggested that I seemed "a little bit" autistic. Since then, several other people have noted that I seem to be autistic, with some even describing it as being quite obvious ("you don't mask at all," as one schoolmate stated.) Hindsights 20/20, I see where they're coming from with that statement, especially looking at younger me.

Since I started looking into the topic for my own personal self-discovery (in part catalyzed by me realizing my stimming behavior was a sign of autism), the topic of neurodivergence (in particular, autism) has become a particular fixation of mine and thus I spend the majority of my time indulged in the topic and, of course, make casual mental mention of it frequently even when doing things unrelated to it.

I am unsure what else to say other than I'm glad to be on here.



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04 Feb 2022, 6:56 pm

Hi, I'm also new. I'm an almost 21 year old woman. I was diagnosed when I was around 7-8. My mom was suspecting I had High Functioning Autism from the start and she helped me and my brother get diagnosed.



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04 Feb 2022, 7:40 pm

Welcome to WP!



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04 Feb 2022, 9:18 pm

EbCee and IbukiMiodaFan9521, welcome to WP! I hope you both enjoy your visits here.


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05 Feb 2022, 10:58 am

Hi! Welcome to WP! :)


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06 Feb 2022, 10:16 am

Welcome to Wrong Planet :D


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06 Feb 2022, 4:47 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :D


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06 Feb 2022, 4:54 pm

Hi and welcome Ebcee and to you, also, Ibuki :).



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08 Feb 2022, 1:47 pm

welcome!


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18 Feb 2022, 7:55 pm

EbCee wrote:
Though I'm sure most say this, the realization that "Oh, I might be autistic," was quite an enlightening one though an idea that had existed vaguely in my head since 13 when it was first suggested that I seemed "a little bit" autistic. Since then, several other people have noted that I seem to be autistic, with some even describing it as being quite obvious ("you don't mask at all," as one schoolmate stated.) Hindsights 20/20, I see where they're coming from with that statement, especially looking at younger me.


When I was a child, I was knocked unconscious when a large bull struck me and rendered me unconscious. I almost died. This occurred around age 3 or 4. I weighted about 20 pounds and the bull weighed around 1,000. At that age it is almost like being attacked by a large dinosaur.

Humans have two brains, one on the right side and the other on the left. These two brain sides connect together through the corpus callosum. By the time a child is 12 years old, their corpus callosum will have finished developing. It will then remain unchanged into adulthood and throughout the rest of their life. Beginning around 50 years ago, some people had their corpus callosum removed. The result was people with two independent brains.

As a child grows into a man (around age 10-12, they undergo significant changes. They become very different. So although I did not exhibit adverse traits when I was very young. They all came to the surface around the time when a child transitions to a man. That is because in my opinion, I never made the transition.


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20 Feb 2022, 5:12 pm

welcome!


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