Well, saw that this was the "Greetings" forum and thought I'd better introduce myself.
I'm Canadian; I grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and have been living in St. John's, NL, for the last two years. I've known that I have Asperger's / ASD for a few years now - since around 2002 / 2003 - but I was only officially diagnosed last March. (I went for an official diagnosis so that I could gain access to services for assistance, because I have some trouble with aspects of daily living. Note to fellow Canadians: You are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, and thus the RDSP, if you're ASD - you just have to have your doctor word the application form properly. If you need assistance with that, please feel free to contact me!)
Researchers will Investigate the Poorly Understood Nature of ASD in Females
Nine grantees receive research funding over next five years
"Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D. (Yale University, New Haven, Conn.)—A team of researchers from Yale, UCLA, Harvard, and the University of Washington will investigate the poorly understood nature of ASD in females. The project will study a larger sample of girls with autism than has been studied previously, and will focus on genes, brain function, and behavior throughout childhood and adolescence...
anyone with life experience with an ASD. I was just diagnosed about a month ago after months of questioning....I really want/need to interact with any woman who has any of these diagnoses who is willing to share, listen, verbalize, ....
When I looked at the forums I didn't see a distinct place for this type conversation so that's why I plopped down here.....
I have a hard time dealing with disappointment. A small piece of 'bad news' will invariably send me into a spiral of self-deprecation and depression. It doesn’t really matter what other things are happening in my life to balance or outweigh the ‘bad news’ - it is doom. I had a relatively sleepless night last night because I suffered a disappointment yesterday. When I did drift off to sleep my thoughts literally woke me up. The thoughts that I have in the small black hours of the morning are not pretty.
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Submitted by Sharon on Sun, 1/24/2010 - 2:52pm GMT