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Old 04-21-2017, 10:37 AM   #1
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adult autism

Happy Ridvan everyone.

Anyone would like to contribute to a thread on adult autism, especially women.
Diagnoses in adult women is becoming uncovered more and more in very recent years and given the numbers in the wider community I am sure it is only a matter of a short time before bahai women begin to dialogue with each other on this.

I would love to hear from you all.

Take care
 
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:44 PM   #2
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Happy Ridvan everyone.

Anyone would like to contribute to a thread on adult autism, especially women.
Diagnoses in adult women is becoming uncovered more and more in very recent years and given the numbers in the wider community I am sure it is only a matter of a short time before bahai women begin to dialogue with each other on this.

I would love to hear from you all.

Take care
What's your reason for starting this thread, may I ask?
 
Old 04-22-2017, 07:50 AM   #3
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Greetings Aqdasbeliever,

You might know of Temple Grandin. While she is not a member of the Bahá'í Faith she is a tremendous advocate for people with autism. Indeed you might find it helpful to look at her Ted presentation here https://www.ted.com/talks/temple_gra...kinds_of_minds

My brain suffered long term oxygen starvation as a newborn child. While I went on to survive the experience my brain went on to rebuild itself rather like plants in a coral reef build upon the dead coral before them. So my neurological mode of thinking is not natural by embryonic design, it is reconfigured due to the necessity to survive. My original brain is a shell of its former self, indeed my biology naturally adapted to provide greater blood flow to my brain. This is why my brain naturally receives a higher volume of blood, which means it is receives more oxygen and glucose than other people of the same mass as myself. Originally it assisted my brain to heal, but later it permitted me to view the world in both autistic and non-autistic ways. So I see the world through a very wide spectrum. I see patterns in human behaviour. As my empathy is highly accelerated I can naturally sense some events and identify human sincerity and deception with what some might choose to call psychic precision. It is not psychic, but it is perfectly natural to me as is the focus for other autistic people whatever their focus might be.

Welcome to the forum. It is quite unique because it has an even mix of people from the northern and southern hemisphere here. However I think you might be the first person to register from Christmas Island.

Earth
 
Old 04-22-2017, 03:05 PM   #4
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Dear Aidan and all

Autism in women - young women and more mature women - is becoming more talked about and discussed, with many women realizing that they may have Aspergers or autism. And this is a great thing. It can be confusing, debilitating and stifling to not know that you may have a form of autism. And it can be liberating to identify what you can feel is inside yourself.

In the past autism as more associated with men, now we realize it is just as prevalent with women.

Thank you Earth for sharing your story. You sound quite at peace with who you are. Christmas Island is out in the Indian Ocean, near Indonesia.
I will have a listen to the TED talk by Temple Grandin - thank you

Happy Ridvan - with love - Aqdasbeliever
 
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