PennyR wrote:Wow - its been ages since I posted in this thread (or on the BV forum in general ... I tend to post on Facebook more now!)
I found the "Women and Girls with Aspergers syndrome" talk by Tony Attwood in Sydney really interesting. I still remember the Collingwood vs. St Kilda Grand Final (take 2) score at half time too ... 41 Pies 14 Saints ... cos I announced the half time score at the end of the break before question-and-answer time!
I also heard Rudy Simone (from the US) talk in Melbourne twice late last year. The second time was an all-day workshop - on a Friday - so I had to take an annual leave day off work. At one point, the topic of disclosure came up - and after a heated discussion (someone who tried to get a job in the defence force basically said don't disclose if you want to get job) ... I got a round of applause when I stated that I worked full time, so had to take the day off to be there ... and my supervisor (and "big boss") knew exactly where I was!
But my main reason for posting in this thread, is to mention that its International AS Day tomorrow - Saturday 18th February. ASSN Vic (which I'm a member of) are holding a BBQ lunch/21st birthday celebration. That prompted me to realise ... surely I've had the AS diagnosis around half my life now?
Cos I was diagnosed when I was 14 years, 7 months (and 3 days) - so double that is around 29 years, 2 months ...
Some quick calculations later - DOB -> date of appointment that lead to diagnosis -> 18 Feb 2012 (working out for AS Day) ... difference in days was only 8!
Therefore on Friday 10th February 2012 marked me having the AS diagnosis for half my life!
I've got a reputation of being "the dates girl", so I'm disappointed I missed an important milestone in my own life.
I did remember the 1st anniversary of Nanna (dad's mum)'s death today ... and my great grandmother's 123rd birthday (but only cos my 91 yo grandma mentioned it yesterday!)
AK - have you managed to watch all of BenX yet? I really must get around to watching it!
I knew yesterday was coming up but then forgot because I was at home alone with the flu .
In retrospect it reminded me of how my Mother was always amazed by my ability to be left alone when ill, even as a very small child.
It's nice having a brain that can amuse itself most of the time.