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What age did you get diagnosed?

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8 hours ago, mikie1011 said:

i was just saying autism is lifelong it does not go  go away   

It does not go away but there is plenty that you can do to lessen it's impact on your life B)

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HP_Wuvcraft

I was a junior in high school and I went "eh".

Everything else came later.

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annalise_fox_ford

I was diagnosed at the age of 15, it took a while because they thought i had epilepsy at first (it took about 6 years in total  for me to get the official diagnoses 

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exosilver

The diagnosis process took about two and a half months before and after my 21st birthday.

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CCninja86

Can't remember exactly, but I was somewhere between 11 and 15 years old when I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. (I'm 20 now). I feel like my diagnosis has helped me quite a bit. I guess up until I was diagnosed, I always just felt like I was simply shy in terms of trying to make friends, but at the same time, I guess in hindsight something didn't feel quite right, as I just simply wasn't interested in socialising. In intermediate school, I made a couple friends mostly just out of coincidence, not really intentionally or anything. However, all of those friends were taken from me due to bad luck (bullying, as well as, and incidentally, interfering with a crush, so was unfortunately ditched). However, I always knew I preferred doing my own thing, so I guess I sorta just knew something was different, but didn't really pay much note to it, attributed it simply to my personality. It's started to make more sense since I was diagnosed.

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AspieGuy42

I was diagnosed when I was 34. I'm currently 42. I've always known I was "different." The first few yrs after finding out was really hard. But these last few yrs have been lots better for me. I know now for the most part what my short comings and strengths are. It's really wonderful to me that I can share this with everyone now!!

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AspieFox

34. Just got diagnosed yesterday. It was a relief. However, I didn't sleep much last night, because I'm feeling a little shocked, even though I've strongly felt that I am probably an Aspie for about 10 months, it still feels like a lot to process having just received confirmation :s

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xudo

I was diagnosed about a month ago. I'm 30 and to be honest I think it would have helped me greatly while in school if I'd been diagnosed earlier. I had a couple of friends who accepted me (one was actually diagnosed as high functioning at 29 and the other has an older sister with AS, so maybe that's why they treated me "normally") but pretty much everyone else thought I was weird.

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RubySeahorse

I was formally diagnosed in May 2016, a few weeks before I turned 35. Although I found out I was probably autistic at 30, I didn't pursue diagnosis for a few years, and then it took 18 months from requesting the referral because we had to apply for out-of-area funding. I wish someone had picked up on it when I was a child, it would have explained so much and avoided the mental struggles of not fitting in and thinking I was a bad person because of the things I did/couldn't do.

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DavidTheWitch

4 years old....

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Joie6

I was 13

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Juniper

I was 48 when i was diagnosed with ASD. I had a 6 month wait for the assessment once i was put forward for it which i think is pretty good compared to how long other people have had to wait.

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hutchie

I was diagnosed this year, 46, before that just a weirdo, a bit simple, a bit of a clown. It's amazing how tireing it is being like that.

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