I know girls are wired differently than boys. Most of the Autism studies used males for their subjects. I personally have distinct memories of not being like my peers starting in Kindergarten. By high school, it was very obvious.
However, each and every one of these lists has a tendency to focus exclusively on the outward signs of Asperger’s Syndrome in women.
‘difficulties with social interaction’,
‘dislike of small talk’,
‘fixation on special interests’,
‘preference for spending time alone’
I‘m sure by now we are all nauseatingly familiar with the above list of symptoms.
Perhaps we’ve even become so familiar with these lists that we’ve stopped looking for the traits that have been missed.
Well here’s a trait that continues to remain unlisted, although I cannot for the life of me understand why this should be so, as it is a trait that has been mentioned over and over again, by every woman with Asperger’s Syndrome that I’ve ever…
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