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ASPartOfMe
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15 Oct 2023, 11:03 am

Two cousins on my father’s side of the family. I strongly suspect my dad’s father was.


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15 Oct 2023, 7:42 pm

colliegrace wrote:
Probably, but I'm the only one diagnosed.

I honestly suspect my grandmother on mom's side was autistic. Just some of the stories my mom has told seem to indicate unconventional thinking and behavior. That's probably why no one thought I was autistic as a kid, my behavioe seemed normal to them.

My dad's side is ADHD, dyslexia other stuff. So with possible autism on one side and other neurodivergencies on the other, it's like I won the neurodivergent lottery.


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20 Oct 2023, 7:26 am

colliegrace wrote:
...That's probably why no one thought I was autistic as a kid, my behavioe seemed normal to them.

Same here. I was normal to my (ASD) mother (with an ASD mother).



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20 Oct 2023, 8:07 am

colliegrace wrote:
colliegrace wrote:
Probably, but I'm the only one diagnosed.

I honestly suspect my grandmother on mom's side was autistic. Just some of the stories my mom has told seem to indicate unconventional thinking and behavior. That's probably why no one thought I was autistic as a kid, my behavioe seemed normal to them.

My dad's side is ADHD, dyslexia other stuff. So with possible autism on one side and other neurodivergencies on the other, it's like I won the neurodivergent lottery.


If you suspect, they probably are.


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