What Youll Find Here
~ thoughts about being a late-diagnosed woman with Aspergers syndrome
~lots of strategies, adaptations and hacks few answers
~stories about growing up aspie
~some geekery about AS and autism
~occasionally embarrassing revelations
~musings on aspie motherhood and marriage
~opinions, hopefully presented as such
~a deliberate absence of politics
~optimism and positivity tempered by reality
~an open invitation to share your thoughts
~a generous helping of comments by other adults on the spectrum
I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide To Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis And Self
What if instead of being weird, shy, geeky or introverted, your brain is wired differently? For adults with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder , there is often an “aha!” moment–when you realize that ASD just might be the explanation for why you’ve always felt so different.
“I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults” begins from that ‘aha!’ moment, addressing the many questions that follow. What do the symptoms of ASD look like in adults? Is getting a diagnosis worth it? What does an assessment consist of and how can you prepare for it?
Cynthia Kim shares the information, insights, tips, suggestions and resources she gathered as part of her own journey from “aha!” to finally being diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in her forties. This concise guide also addresses important aspects of living with ASD as a late-diagnosed adult, including coping with the emotional impact of discovering that you’re autistic and deciding who to share your diagnosis with and how.
Thoughts On Who And What
Just found you on Twitterand your blogthanks to a RT in the Aspie world. Ive been diagnosing myself in the past decade, and finally embraced it in the past few months. I feel much better about myself now. Look forward to reading your blog.
Hi. I have just read your book nerdy , shy and inappropriate and I stayed up all night and read all the way through as it describes my 18 year old niece perfectly. I would like to give her a copy of the book to read so we can start thinking about strategies, but I dont know if this would scare her. How do you bring up the subject if you think someone has AS? Or should you wait and let them sort it out?
Also got a late diagnosis and after much arguing with the professionals, was able to get a certificate indicating that I have it. Have mild symptoms compared to many, also had been good at hiding them for so long, that when asked about some of the things I couldnt answer, as I had numbed myself to how they affected me. Also they looked for how boys did things not girls. Once I had the key to the mystery of me. Many of the words have now poured out in the last 2 years of so, in the form of poems. But if you ask me to tell you face to face with what I have written I struggle to explain myself.
Hello. Are you currently with the aspie partner?I would like insight if you have some. Thanks!
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A More Traditional Bio
A lot has changed since I wrote that original introduction. I no longer blog anonymously. Im Cynthia Kim and Im pleased to meet you. Ive written a guide for other adults who are struggling to navigate the diagnosis process, I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults. My writing has been published in Autism Parenting magazine, Thinking Persons Guide to Autism, and Autism West Midlands magazine as well as their forthcoming print anthology about girls and women on the spectrum. Im a contributing writer for Autism Womens Network and one of the editors for their forthcoming anthology as well.
But my first love will always be this blog. Its where I got started writing about autism and where I feel most at home, thanks to all of the amazing people who read and comment here. I thought about replacing the introduction above with something more formal, like this bio, but Ive decided to preserve it because its still very much who and what youll find here.
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Welcome To The Autistic Community
This book is about what it means to be a part of the autistic community. Autistic people wrote this book. Some autistic people are just learning about their autism. We wanted to welcome them and give them a lot of important information all in one place.
This book talks about what autism is and how it affects our lives. It talks about our history, our community, and our rights. We wrote this book in plain language so that more people can understand it.
We wrote this book for autistic people, but anyone can read it. If you are not autistic, this book can help you support autistic people you know. If you are wondering whether you might be autistic, this book can help you learn more. If you are autistic, think you might be autistic, or if you want to better understand autistic people, this book is for you.
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