Diagnosed today! Is it bad that I feel super happy?

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10 Nov 2021, 1:14 pm

Good luck hope you get the help you need

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends upon the unreasonable man."

- George Bernie Shaw


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10 Nov 2021, 7:29 pm


Ask an Autistic - youtube series

Professionally Identified and joined WP August 26, 2013
DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity

It is Autism Acceptance Month.

“My autism is not a superpower. It also isn’t some kind of god-forsaken, endless fountain of suffering inflicted on my family. It’s just part of who I am as a person”. - Sara Luterman


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10 Nov 2021, 7:32 pm

Congratulations on your diagnosis! :D

Consider being on the spectrum now as part of your human essence!

Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!


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11 Nov 2021, 7:09 am

Congratulations on your diagnosis :)

It's certainly not weird or bad to feel happy about it. I felt a huge mixture of things as I started to figure out that I was autistic, I was definitely very excited to finally have an answer to some of the issues I've had over the years. I get that not everyone feels positively about being autistic; I often get frustrated with myself at times. Either way, I feel that having a better understanding of yourself and why you are the way you are is a good thing!