Good evening, peeps! 🙂
Sorry that I am late with this news. However, this blog is still a work in progress and am working the kinks out 🙂
A few years ago, I was searching for information about female autism while in college. I had a professor who suggested that possibility to me after observing me for a few years. I eventually went to see a psychologist, who told me that I could not be autistic because autism only happened in males, I cared about my community and others, could make eye contact (I look at people’s mouths, not face), and was social (can ‘pass’ socially for small blocks of time).
After that charming encounter (I am being sarcastic here), I went online and started doing research about female autism. Someone mentioned that I should check out Samantha Craft’s blog, Everyday Aspergers. I started to read her blog posts, and it was amazing how so many of them resonated with me. I could go on, but that is for another blog post.
Anyways, I had another appointment with a professional regarding ASD. I had mentioned Sam’s checklist to this person, and so this professional surprised me. He actually asked for a link to it.
Anyways…FINALLY…after seeing various professionals over many years…and three days of testing…I have been diagnosed with autism.
I AM AUTISTIC.
(Thanks for your blog posts, Sam! They helped me more than you could ever know!)
The GOOD NEWS is…
Samantha Craft has recently published a book called Everyday Aspergers. Personally, I am SUPER STOKED that she has done so. If you love someone on the spectrum, know anyone on the spectrum, work with anyone on the spectrum, or are wondering whether you may be on the spectrum, this is definitely a book worth reading. You may find her book at BookLogix or on Amazon USA. It will also be available eventually internationally through Amazon. More information can be found at the website: myspectrumsuite.com