How many people in your life know/knew you have/are AS

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ixochiyo_yohuallan
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09 Sep 2007, 3:58 am

About everyone that knows me thinks I'm weird or "original" (or, alternatively, lazy, lacking initiative, irresponsible, unable to grasp the meaning of adult obligations, sloppy, crazy etc. - insert any label that singles me out among the others and suggests I'm in some way maladjusted or unwilling to live the same way as they do). But since I was never formally diagnosed with AS, I don't think it enters anyone's mind that I might be that.

A very good friend of mine whom I've known since I was 16 has suspected all along, I think (she's a clinical psychologist now). Another friend, also a clinical psychologist, might have started to suspect after we've discussed some of my adjustment problems. Apart from them, I don't think anyone does.



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09 Sep 2007, 5:04 am

My mum knows dat i have aspergers syndrome n she has a good understandin of it n cares 4 me also my employment support worker knows i have aspergers syndrome infact she is a specialist in autism n aspergers syndrome there r da 2 ppl know me best.



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09 Sep 2007, 2:55 pm

Honestly, no one other than myself and WP knows. I probably should be formally diagnosed, but to what end? I feel really uncomfortable telling anyone about it, too.

Why the secrecy? It is because I found out about it during a major life transition that is still occuring. I am in my mid-thirities and I am focused on my transition, so explaining (or even understanding) my AS gets short shrift.