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Issues with autism diagnosis and perception

Autism (ASD) | Last Active: Mar 10, 2020 | Replies (11)

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@lisalucier There have been many times in my life when people have told me that my line of thinking/acting wasn't "correct". At age 13 when I had decided I would not have children, the reaction was "that's not fulfilling your role as a woman", or "that's un-American", or "why would you want to be childless?". I got that same reaction years later as I tried to find a medical professional for female sterilization. Remember, this was in the early 70s.

When I chose to follow my heart in lines of work I did for careers, the reaction was rarely positive, as those paths were not the norm of the majority. So, being different has been part of my life all along.

I feel great the way I am, and have no regrets for my life choices.
Ginger

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@gingerw– Few people can say this Ginger. You are a model for eveyone. We should all follow our hearts in what we want.

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