I thought I might just introduce myself, as I have recently joined this group, and website.
I must say that I was pretty amazed to find this group, as I started just last weekend, to search for information on aspergers on Google. I am so happy to find you - GRASP!
For some years I have been wondering if I could be some where on the spectrum. I have had several very good experiences with counselors and therapists around the area of depression, but when ever I would bring up, the possibility that I may have some autism, the professionals would not feel this could be. This could be because they didn't know me "that" well, only seeing me in the office one to one; and also because maybe not all professionals are as aware of this spectrum as they could be.
"Why do I want to know?" "What difference would it make?", are the questions one or two counselors asked me. As well, "labelling" is not really considered a "good" thing in much of the therapy world.
I do think knowing, might make things more clear for me, and help me still. Perhaps just knowing that I do share similarities to others, could help me feel less on my own. As well, even though I am 57, still I could possibly gain some new tools for living, and self understanding.
So, I just though I might share abit here, say hello, and thank you for being here!
I might even have the chance to visit with you in the chat room, as I do like to "talk"! :)