The invisible girls on the Autism Spectrum — Everyday Autism

Autistic women and girls are often misdiagnosed if they are noticed at all. Only a few years ago Autism was thought of as a  condition that primarily effected boys. I keep hearing more and more about all the other women who have grown up under the radar, diagnosed, and often lost in a very confusing life.

I recently helped a friend with her niece, who had just been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My friend strongly felt that this diagnosis was wrong, and after reading more about my symptoms and experiences with ASD believed that her niece “Anne” (name changed) was actually Autistic. The symptoms were all there – social issues, […]

via The invisible girls on the Autism Spectrum — Everyday Autism

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12 thoughts on “The invisible girls on the Autism Spectrum — Everyday Autism”

  1. As I read and live longer, I grow to believe more matters exist on spectrums, and individuals are left in a limbo because others can’t grasp what it’s meant by spectrum. We’ll continue have issues with diagnosis and treatment because so many can’t comprehend our spectrums of living, and that sometimes we’re sliding through the spectrum, depending upon so many, many variables of the day. Life, and living, are not static. It’s all spectrum.

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    1. You’re right, Life isn’t all static. I actually functioned much better as a child. The sensory issues I faced were present and I was always an anxious/nervous person. The way I handled sensory overload wasn’t perfect, but better than when I got into my teens. Horrific bullying and I suspect hormones along with losing my dad all have taken their toll on me.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this post 🙂 I have a topic suggestion, I don’t find enough about adults with sensory issues finding safe and quiet places to live. So much affordable housing is very noisy due to a high presence of kids. Also, crime can be a factor. I hope you would consider doing a blog post or posting info on this topic. Thank you. No need to rush.

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  3. I was not diagnosed as a child, but boy do I wish I was. I was never in therapy, never on medication, and barely spoke a word at school. I struggled so much growing up. It wasn’t until my own son was diagnosed that I came to the realization that I could be on the spectrum, too. It suddenly all made sense.

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