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I just put this on Facebook to raise awareness :)

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L Lawliet

Please READ this because the more awareness for this the better. I know it's long to read (took me longer to type!) but it's for a good cause:

 

Aspergers falls on the Autistic Spectrum. The current statistic for Autism is 1 in 100 and that's only the people who have received an official diagnosis. I was only diagnosed a couple of months ago and some people don't get noticed until much later in life. It took 9 months for me to get assessed and diagnosed, others as long as a couple of years, some not at all. That should give you an idea on the lack of funding that causes these waiting lists and also the lack of awareness out there. A lot of GP's still don't spot it and misdiagnose us with depression and anxiety disorders without noticing the underlying cause.

 

People with Aspergers are usually very good at hiding it because we try to fit in over the years and mimic others behaviour, however trying to understand other people exhausts us on a social level and usually leads to us isolating ourselves once in a while. Many of us can't hold down jobs due to anxiety. Those that can are often misunderstood in the workplace or struggle with social pressures and sensory issues.

 

I personally struggle maintaining friendships/relationships due to my brain not understanding body language or expression well. I also have sensory issues (bright lights and loud noises) and have been bullied my whole life for being "a bit odd". I find talking about things that don't interest me hard work and can become very obsessed with my own personal interests. I struggle empathising with others which makes it look like I don't care and can often upset people with brutal honesty. These are only a FEW of my traits.

 

PLEASE read this and share. It's suprising how many people don't know what ASD is and as a result, make us feel worthless, stupid and even invisible at times (sometimes unintentionally). So please respect us. Remember, we automatically hide our traits to make your lives easier. We shouldn't have to do this so please be more understanding and accept us for who we are.

 

Thanks.

 

http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/autism-and-asperger-syndrome-an-introduction/what-is-asperger-syndrome.aspx

 

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No Longer Here

Fantastic! Well done. I'm sure you'll get nothing but supportive messages as I did. Surprising also how many people PM's me to tell me they are also on the spectrum and admire my courage for being so open about it.

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L Lawliet

Fantastic! Well done. I'm sure you'll get nothing but supportive messages as I did. Surprising also how many people PM's me to tell me they are also on the spectrum and admire my courage for being so open about it.

 

Even if one person shares it then at least that's one extra person that knows about ASD. Every little helps ^_^

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Nintendo2

 Thank you Lacey for posting that. It is really helpful for someone that does not understand AS or someone who has just been diagnosed with it. :)

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BWinfield17

I've posted it on my Facebook, albeit edited slightly to remove parts related specifically to you.

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DominikaCupcake

Congrats!!! It's good that you're trying to raise awereness in this way.

 

Personally, i would never be brave enough to put something like this on facebook. A lot of people i know aren't accepting of ASD and i don't think that it's a good idea that i would let them know.

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L Lawliet

Congrats!!! It's good that you're trying to raise awereness in this way.

 

Personally, i would never be brave enough to put something like this on facebook. A lot of people i know aren't accepting of ASD and i don't think that it's a good idea that i would let them know.

 

I nearly didn't put it up, I was nervous. The people that matter already know so it was hard putting it up for everyone to see but I thought it was necessary :)

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RiRi

Fantastic! Well done. 

Agreed, well said.

 

 

I wish I had one post exactly as good as this one or just have the courage to post this one. You are very brave. 

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Tylermc

Well done its awesome that you are raise awareness congrats great topic I'm going too post it on my Facebook

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L Lawliet

Thanks everyone for the support, not only have some people shared the link to the NAS website but one of my friends from college private messaged me and told me he had Aspergers too! :)

 

If anyone else wants to share my post on their Facebook they are most welcome too. Even if one person reads it it's still one extra person that knows about ASD ^_^

 

Ta x x x

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