Where are all the autistic adults?

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Where are all the autistic adults?

Postby jumpsuitboy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:27 am

Seems like all I can find online is info about children. It's my understanding that most symptoms can be alleviated if the proper treatments and teaching techniques are applied at a young enough age, but what about those who didn't receive that treatment and haven't "grown out of it"?

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Re: Where are all the autistic adults?

Postby CelticRose » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:58 pm

Hi! Adult with Asperger's here! :) I'm 36.

Yes, that's a problem. All the resources are for kids, and most of the forums seem to be run by teenagers, although you can find a few adults out there. Since Asperger's and the higher-functioning forms of autism weren't recognized until relatively recently, there are a lot of undiagnosed adults out there. There are also adults who hide their autism because of social stigma and the risk of being put in an institution (although that's not as much of a risk as it used to be).
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Re: Where are all the autistic adults?

Postby Botti » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:16 pm

The boards are full of autistic adults. Usually mild as they were diagnosed in adulthood after it became a catagory.

Autistics like me from childhood were there, but more rare and there were no boards since no internet and older people with the diagnosis were classic Autism and more severe. Plus aging often improved them.
I am one who spent 3 teen years in state institution with other autistics. No fun.
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Re: Where are all the autistic adults?

Postby alin0s » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:49 am

jumpsuitboy wrote:Seems like all I can find online is info about children. It's my understanding that most symptoms can be alleviated if the proper treatments and teaching techniques are applied at a young enough age, but what about those who didn't receive that treatment and haven't "grown out of it"?


im 18 and no longer considered a child. i self treat in many ways of sensory stimulation
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Re: Where are all the autistic adults?

Postby Calico » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:22 pm

I'm 24


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Re: Where are all the autistic adults?

Postby alin0s » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:39 pm

Calico wrote:I'm 24


Man it's been a while since I've last been here.


Yeesh, indeed.
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