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Lorikeet
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24 Oct 2023, 9:14 pm

Hello all, I’m new here and looking for friendship and to be part of a community of like minded, awesome people. I’m an older female, soon to be 50! Late diagnosed autistic. I live in sunny QLD, Australia. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Lori



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24 Oct 2023, 10:46 pm

Hello Lorikeet and welcome!

I was also late diagnosed.

Pull up a chair and make yourself right at home. :heart:


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25 Oct 2023, 12:00 am

Hello Lorikeet and welcome to Wrong Planet from across the ditch in Kiwi land ^_^



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25 Oct 2023, 8:43 am

Hi Lorikeet! Welcome to WP from a fellow Queenslander. I hope you find everything you are looking for within these forums.



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25 Oct 2023, 8:44 am

Welcome to WP, Lori.

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25 Oct 2023, 8:54 am

Welcome to WP ....nice to see another Aspie... that had made it to alittle older age...
Hope you find plenty of interesting forums to visit ..." Hopefully find like minded Peeps"


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25 Oct 2023, 11:22 am

Welcome to Wrong Planet.


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25 Oct 2023, 3:23 pm

There is someone else on this site from Australia. Think Australia must have quite a few people living there?


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25 Oct 2023, 4:18 pm

Welcome to WP! I think you will find quite a few of us got diagnosed well after childhood.


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27 Oct 2023, 9:22 pm

DirkGently69 wrote:
Hi Lorikeet! Welcome to WP from a fellow Queenslander. I hope you find everything you are looking for within these forums.


Thanks for the welcome. You’re relatively close to me. I’m from Maryborough :D



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27 Oct 2023, 9:24 pm

Thanks everyone for the welcome. I’m still getting used to this site but am enjoying it so far.



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27 Oct 2023, 9:29 pm

Lorikeet wrote:
Hello all, I’m new here and looking for friendship and to be part of a community of like minded, awesome people. I’m an older female, soon to be 50! Late diagnosed autistic. I live in sunny QLD, Australia. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Lori


Hi! What led you to seek a diagnosis?



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27 Oct 2023, 9:45 pm

NowWhatDoIDo wrote:
Lorikeet wrote:
Hello all, I’m new here and looking for friendship and to be part of a community of like minded, awesome people. I’m an older female, soon to be 50! Late diagnosed autistic. I live in sunny QLD, Australia. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Lori


Hi! What led you to seek a diagnosis?



I basically burnt out and needed therapy. My son was diagnosed when he was 7 (he is now 15) and his diagnosing professional at the time suggested I get assessed. I didn’t really have the head space/capacity to follow through but did research, although mostly so I could be a better parent to an autistic child. Through that research I came to recognise not only my own but other family members’ neurodivergence. As I’ve gotten older I’ve found myself less able to mask due to exhaustion. Increased anxiety and stress etc and really not coping with life. I’ve seen psychologists previously but they haven’t really understood me and their methods never worked. So I knew I needed to see someone who was experienced in high masking autism as it presented in females. I found someone and was diagnosed with both Autism and ADHD.



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27 Oct 2023, 10:47 pm

That is so similar to my situation, minus the kids. My wife and I have been together for 33 years but neither of us wanted children.

But several members of my family seemed like they were autistic to varying degrees.



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28 Oct 2023, 1:47 pm

Welcome, from another late diagnosis older AuDHD woman with a neurodiverse (adult) child.

There seem to be a lot of resources for Aussies. Makes me envious!

Glad you're here.


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29 Oct 2023, 10:12 pm

Hello Lori and welcome! Also Happy early Birthday! I passed the big 5-0 well..awhile ago...not sure if I'm still counting lol