People with disabilities

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  1. Moonside, I admire you. I have not said in my blog that I’m an “Aspie” also, just like you are. I’m sorry your got complicated with bipolarism, mine got complicated with other things. My father is a full blown Aspie, (now he’s almost dying). Moonside, what gets to me is the small amount of females that have this condition. I believe 90-95 % are males. Females that have it are rare exceptions. Why?

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    January 20, 2015 at 2:12 AM

    • Dear Maria, First off, thanks for being such a dedicated visitor and your encouragement. I enjoy your blog, too, but had no clue you were Aspie. Thanks for telling me– always happy to meet a kindred soul. I am very sorry you are losing your father. As for your question, I think female Aspies are way way undiagnosed. I diagnosed myself and my husband. My psychiatrist said my husband was Aspie but I was not, just OCD and Bipolar. I argued with him and then got my official diagnosis from another psychiatrist. Aspie men are very different from Aspie women don’t you think? It’s the male medical establishment bias, at least in the states. Thank you so much for writing, Ellen


      January 21, 2015 at 1:26 AM

      • You’re welcome. Yes, I was against revealing anything as personal as that, much less on my blog. But now I see that so many people are talking so much about themselves, and I’m mentioning it to you because you’ve said it here on your blog and you are honest about it. I am reading “Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A user Guide to an Asperger Life” by Cynthia Kim; she also has an amazing website.

        As to why women are being misdiagnosed, I found this very interesting article you might enjoy:

        I don’t know what you will think of that, but it seems to be a controversial subject, since women are definitely a minority with this condition. Thanks a lot for this blog and coming out with the subject, something I have not been able to do. Have a good day!


        January 21, 2015 at 9:41 AM

  2. Geneviève

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    January 24, 2015 at 5:48 AM

  3. Thank you for the link. I assume you wrote the lyrics. Impressive.


    January 24, 2015 at 5:17 PM

  4. I think it’s due to a lack of awareness and mistrust of ‘the other’. Stigma and discrimination exists across all disabilities. Time to cross the boundaries and make societies more equal, in dry respect. Great post.

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    February 13, 2015 at 11:36 PM

  5. I thought it was a great post, too. That’s why I reblogged it from “World Youth Success Inspirer.” Thanks for writing.


    February 14, 2015 at 9:58 AM

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