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WarpedWing
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24 May 2022, 2:17 pm

Hey WP,

I just wanted to say hello to everyone here at WP! I'm a 39 year old man, and as crazy as it seems, I just realized that I'm on the autism spectrum. As soon as I came to this realization, everything made sense. The anxiety, the depression, the breakdowns, the overwhelm with social situations... all of these things that seemed separate and disconnected and random suddenly became interconnected and predictable.

I think it's great to know this about myself. It's changing the way I think about how I will live my life going forward. About which jobs are sustainable, which events will and won't trigger me, and how to recover from distress when it happens.

I look forward to reading about others' experiences of working with their ASD and not against it. What a great resource this is!

Cheers,
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24 May 2022, 5:45 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :)


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24 May 2022, 8:29 pm

Welcome.


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24 May 2022, 8:35 pm

Yes! The understanding is wonderful.

I didn't get the diagnosis 'til I was 64 but I was delighted to finally understand so much of my life.

Oh, and welcome to WP!


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25 May 2022, 6:18 am

Welcome!



WarpedWing
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25 May 2022, 1:36 pm

Thanks, everyone!!



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25 May 2022, 5:16 pm

Hi and welcome to Wrong Planet. Yup, you're age group was just starting to get diagnosed as kids as Aspies/ASD-1.


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04 Jun 2022, 10:01 am

I'm from NYC too.

You might want to look into some of the NYC-area autistic adult support groups that are listed on my website. These groups are mostly online due to the pandemic, but some are starting to hold occasional in-person meetings again also.

Welcome to Wrong Planet!


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05 Jun 2022, 6:54 am

welcome to WP I understand that "crazy as it might seem" I was diagnosed at age 68, what a relief. Glad you are with us.


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