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Anyone here suspect they may be neuro atypical? Just learning about aspergers and it’s crazy how much all of it resonates. I don’t want to self diagnose but I’ve always felt like...

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My therapist aunt pretty much diagnosed me with Aspergers even though I never got tested. Mostly for eye contact—I have to maintain a remarkable level of focus to maintain eye contact (which is why most of the time I don’t—it’s a choice between hearing what someone is saying, or staring at their face). But I do also have the introversion as well

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I’m 54 and only this year realized I’m on the spectrum, and only because my teenaged son was diagnosed

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What’s the next step once diagnosed ?

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That’s your choice. You can spend your life studying people, copying their behaviors and trying to fit in. Or you can take your own path, realizing a lot of career choices won’t be appropriate. Guess what autistics like Mozart, Einstein and Bill Hates did?

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I’m on a different wavelength from the people around me and could never quite figure it out. I chalked it up to introversion but now I’m wondering if it’s something more? Been watching lectures on aspergers and it’s like they are describing me exactly.

Has anyone else gone through a similar revelation and how have you figured out the cause or pursued a diagnosis?

I self diagnosed my ADD after my ADD friend told me I probably was.

Undiagnosed but believe I’m somewhere on the spectrum. Same with you, aspects of aspergers resonates with me.

Yes def. I am not like my coworkers.

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