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April 8th, 2014

Happy Birthday LJFriend yendi!

Happy Birthday LJFriend yendi!


I use the LJ notification emails to remind me to make these posts and so I apologise if I miss anyone's birthday - I likely did not get that email for whatever LJReason or you may not have your birthday on your LJ userinfo page. Also, two or more of the LJs might belong to the same RL person.

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"World Autism Awareness Day 2014…"

World Autism Awareness Day 2014: This message from the pupils of Limpsfield Grange, the only school for autistic girls in England, will change the way you view them forever - UK - News - The Independent

The video on this page really does make me wonder if I might be on the spectrum if I was to pursue a diagnosis. Then again, I know I am different and equal so what would the purpose of yet *another* diagnosis be? What might it achieve? These girls seem a lot more "normal" than the boys/men that I have met in the past with Autism or Asperger's - they can "pass" as normal and I too can pass if I have to. I saw a lot of the teenage- and child-me in these girls. Perhaps school and college would not have been the complete nightmare for me that they were with regards to bullying and exam-stress had I had a diagnosis and some associated therapy. Perhaps it would have been worse.

Stuff to think about.

I spotted the link to this video/article on a blog post: Sometimes it’s like being hit in the face on http://aspergirls.wordpress.com



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