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ChrisInAustralia
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11 May 2022, 5:11 pm

hi, I'm new, someone in another forum told me about this place. My name is Christian, I live in Australia, I am a software developer, I play guitar in a band, I love to cook and I read non fiction a lot. I've been married 28 years, and I have two kids, one is diagnosed with autism and ADHD. I am not diagnosed because, despite having plenty of money, there is literally no path to diagnosis for me, but my wife worked in a speech pathology clinic and her boss asked her if she realised I was an aspie. If I do any online test for autism, I will score a yes. If I answer as 15 year old me, I will blow it out of the water, I'll max it out.



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11 May 2022, 5:25 pm

Welcome aboard.

There a quite a few Aussies on this site.

If you have been married that long then you must be rather middle aged. And there are many of oldsters here too, some undiagnosed like you, some diagnosed only late in life like me.



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11 May 2022, 6:01 pm

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11 May 2022, 7:04 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Welcome aboard.

There a quite a few Aussies on this site.

If you have been married that long then you must be rather middle aged. And there are many of oldsters here too, some undiagnosed like you, some diagnosed only late in life like me.


thank you. Yes, I am 53, late middle age :) I am interested to know how anyone in Australia got diagnosed late in life. I got a mental health plan to get a diagnosis and was told the doctors had a waiting list that was full, I am on the list to go on the list. This was 18 months ago



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11 May 2022, 8:35 pm

ChrisInAustralia wrote:
hi, I'm new, someone in another forum told me about this place. My name is Christian, I live in Australia, I am a software developer, I play guitar in a band, I love to cook and I read non fiction a lot. I've been married 28 years, and I have two kids, one is diagnosed with autism and ADHD. I am not diagnosed because, despite having plenty of money, there is literally no path to diagnosis for me, but my wife worked in a speech pathology clinic and her boss asked her if she realised I was an aspie. If I do any online test for autism, I will score a yes. If I answer as 15 year old me, I will blow it out of the water, I'll max it out.


Are you aware that you ticked "female" in your profile?
Does that mean you are part of the LGTB community?
As you can see, I am an Aussie, also.


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11 May 2022, 8:37 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Welcome aboard.

There a quite a few Aussies on this site.

If you have been married that long then you must be rather middle aged. And there are many of oldsters here too, some undiagnosed like you, some diagnosed only late in life like me.


I wouldn't say "quite a few".
I would say "a few". :mrgreen:

@ Christian.
And, yes, I am one of those aspies who are pedantic.
No apologies for that.
As an autistic, it is my job. 8)


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Don't tell me white lies. Gaslight me at your peril. Don't give me your bad attitude. Hypnosis, psychosis. Tomarto, tomayto. There are *4* lights. Honey badger.
If I'm so bad, pass me by. ;)


And one more thing,



Also, as George Carlin said, "I have no stake in the outcome." I'll stick around for the comedy.

"A stranger is a friend gang-stalker you haven't met yet."
Truth may be inconvenient but it is never politically incorrect...The Oracle of Truth has spoken...8)
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11 May 2022, 8:41 pm

Pepe wrote:
ChrisInAustralia wrote:
hi, I'm new, someone in another forum told me about this place. My name is Christian, I live in Australia, I am a software developer, I play guitar in a band, I love to cook and I read non fiction a lot. I've been married 28 years, and I have two kids, one is diagnosed with autism and ADHD. I am not diagnosed because, despite having plenty of money, there is literally no path to diagnosis for me, but my wife worked in a speech pathology clinic and her boss asked her if she realised I was an aspie. If I do any online test for autism, I will score a yes. If I answer as 15 year old me, I will blow it out of the water, I'll max it out.


Are you aware that you ticked "female" in your profile?
Does that mean you are part of the LGTB community?
As you can see, I am an Aussie, also.


Did I? I have a bi son and a trans son but I'm a boring old CIS....

I'm in Tassie, you?



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11 May 2022, 8:52 pm

ChrisInAustralia wrote:
Pepe wrote:
ChrisInAustralia wrote:
hi, I'm new, someone in another forum told me about this place. My name is Christian, I live in Australia, I am a software developer, I play guitar in a band, I love to cook and I read non fiction a lot. I've been married 28 years, and I have two kids, one is diagnosed with autism and ADHD. I am not diagnosed because, despite having plenty of money, there is literally no path to diagnosis for me, but my wife worked in a speech pathology clinic and her boss asked her if she realised I was an aspie. If I do any online test for autism, I will score a yes. If I answer as 15 year old me, I will blow it out of the water, I'll max it out.


Are you aware that you ticked "female" in your profile?
Does that mean you are part of the LGTB community?
As you can see, I am an Aussie, also.


Did I? I have a bi son and a trans son but I'm a boring old CIS....

I'm in Tassie, you?


I only have one head, so no, I am not a Taswegian.

I'm a "Cockroach" from Sydney.


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Don't tell me white lies. Gaslight me at your peril. Don't give me your bad attitude. Hypnosis, psychosis. Tomarto, tomayto. There are *4* lights. Honey badger.
If I'm so bad, pass me by. ;)


And one more thing,



Also, as George Carlin said, "I have no stake in the outcome." I'll stick around for the comedy.

"A stranger is a friend gang-stalker you haven't met yet."
Truth may be inconvenient but it is never politically incorrect...The Oracle of Truth has spoken...8)
Glory to Ukraine.


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11 May 2022, 8:55 pm

ChrisInAustralia wrote:
Pepe wrote:
Are you aware that you ticked "female" in your profile?


Did I?


If you or the admin didn't change it, then I may have confused you with someone else.


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Laughter is the best medicine. Age-appropriate behaviour is an arbitrary NT social construct.
Don't tell me white lies. Gaslight me at your peril. Don't give me your bad attitude. Hypnosis, psychosis. Tomarto, tomayto. There are *4* lights. Honey badger.
If I'm so bad, pass me by. ;)


And one more thing,



Also, as George Carlin said, "I have no stake in the outcome." I'll stick around for the comedy.

"A stranger is a friend gang-stalker you haven't met yet."
Truth may be inconvenient but it is never politically incorrect...The Oracle of Truth has spoken...8)
Glory to Ukraine.


ChrisInAustralia
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11 May 2022, 9:11 pm

Pepe wrote:
ChrisInAustralia wrote:
Pepe wrote:
ChrisInAustralia wrote:
hi, I'm new, someone in another forum told me about this place. My name is Christian, I live in Australia, I am a software developer, I play guitar in a band, I love to cook and I read non fiction a lot. I've been married 28 years, and I have two kids, one is diagnosed with autism and ADHD. I am not diagnosed because, despite having plenty of money, there is literally no path to diagnosis for me, but my wife worked in a speech pathology clinic and her boss asked her if she realised I was an aspie. If I do any online test for autism, I will score a yes. If I answer as 15 year old me, I will blow it out of the water, I'll max it out.


Are you aware that you ticked "female" in your profile?
Does that mean you are part of the LGTB community?
As you can see, I am an Aussie, also.


Did I? I have a bi son and a trans son but I'm a boring old CIS....

I'm in Tassie, you?


I only have one head, so no, I am not a Taswegian.

I'm a "Cockroach" from Sydney.


I grew up in Melbourne so the less said the better :)



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11 May 2022, 9:20 pm

Welcome to WP! I hope you find the company here agreeable.


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11 May 2022, 9:20 pm

Double Retired wrote:
Welcome to WP! I hope you find the company here agreeable.


Good so far!! ! :)



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11 May 2022, 9:23 pm

Welcome fellow Aussie :D



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11 May 2022, 9:24 pm

I'm glad to read it! (Saying "I'm glad to hear it!" would be technically inaccurate.

I've only been married for 22 years and we have no children...it took us a long time to find each other.

As you've already discovered, there are others here from Australia. But there is a good mix from other areas, too.


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11 May 2022, 9:48 pm

Welcome! My dad is Australian, but I’ve lived my whole life in the USA because my mom is from here. Ironically, Tasmania is the only Australian state or territory my dad has never lived in or visited.


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11 May 2022, 9:58 pm

Zakatar wrote:
Welcome! My dad is Australian, but I’ve lived my whole life in the USA because my mom is from here. Ironically, Tasmania is the onl Australian state or territory my dad has never lived in or visited.


Well it IS an island

Alway be kind to anti vaxxers. They have sick kids at home....