Oh hey. I said I was going to talk about this post jet-lag, and now I'm talking about it. Over in the UK, they actually looked around for how common autistic spectrum disorders (grrrr.... I do not like the word disorder because it's not STRICTLY a disorder. It's a potentially disabling different order, not a lack of order.) Anyways, it turns out that if you properly evaluate the adults, about 1% of them are autistic too. I guess we're looking at better identification, not a sudden epidemic. Good to have some evidence to back up what I was pretty sure was the case anyways. So: Autism is just as common in adults, but anyone who talked/functioned really at all without supports wasn't getting identified as even having anything, but now we can tell if someone is autistic should they show up and get evaluated. No epidemic. Some of us are just wired differently, and we can actually get quite a bit done, especially if you make some allowance for the problems we have which aren't actually related to the job we're supposed to do.
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I am an Autistic person,not a person with autism. I am also not Aspergers. The diagnosis isn't even in the DSM anymore, and yes, I agree with the consolidation of all autistic spectrum stuff under one umbrella. I have other issues with the DSM.
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