A startling fact you may not be aware of is that as many as 50% of people getting diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome today may not have been diagnosed with the condition of Aspergers Syndrome that is now removed from the DSM-5 and is placed under the diagnosis as Autism Spectrum or more importantly autism.
This is a problem that I myself Kerrin Maclean also known as Aspie Answers to many on her socials, who is embracing being an Autistic, which has been identified and is passionate about rectifying. People like Aspie Answers who have Aspergers Syndrome do not suffer, it’s not an ailment it’s a neurodiverse need, and we struggle from people’s judgements but not from Aspergers Syndrome.
I am a young female autistic who is from New Zealand that is very passionate about health, science and so much more. While I live with Aspergers Syndrome that is known as Autism or Autism Spectrum, I’ve been sharing my lived experiences and life story on most of my platforms while I am navigating through life with this condition and many other hosts of conditions such as social anxiety, anxiety, OCD, ADHD.
I was first diagnosed when I was sixteen or seventeen years old and before that diagnosis was given to me I went through a series of tests here in New Zealand called SPELADD NZ.
For those of you who are new to my page today, SPELADD New Zealand New Zealand’s the leading provider of support for children and adults with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities. Their Assessors and Teachers are rigorously trained, and specialise in delivering highly effective support to both children and adults with learning difficulties. Families/whanau, schools, medical centres, employers, government agencies and other providers often refer to them for help and assistance.
If you want to find out more about my diagnosis story you can click here on this link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05GeIQn1gCU or the video below:
MY ADHD JOURNEY [12 Sep 2022] [STORYTIME]
What I hope to offer to people like you while you are visiting my website or even just my social media is guidance, support, awareness, acceptance, inclusion and advocacy as well as also a voice for people who have not shared their lived experiences and life stories with Aspergers Syndrome.
I Aspie Answers can describe, in painstaking detail, what it is like to grow up and live with Aspergers Syndrome while providing good advice for those not familiar with the condition and for those who have children who struggle with it.
My main desire here is to create a better understanding and awareness about me as well as others that people may come across in their everyday lives that have Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD, mental health conditions that is on and off the spectrum.
I believe I can support all people from all walks of life to take control of and direct their own lives and the resources that support them.
I can walk alongside people, create new opportunities and build up friendships with others to know that there is always someone there and also be patient with them.
I believe that I have also been working with understanding and empathy, walking alongside people as they develop and grow to include others in the community no matter who they are and be sure that there’s no label of any kind.
As a role of an advocate, it will be my duty to in all its forms seek to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, can:
People that are diagnosed with AS are said to be diagnosed at different ages, genders and stages in life. There are different stages that we need to go through before we find out that we have Aspergers Syndrome in adult life.
So, come and join me on my journey with Aspergers Syndrome and walk in my shoes and open your eyes to see what it is like for me as an autistic.
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