Autism In Girls 5 Intriguing Difficulties



Autism In Girls 5 Intriguing difficulties that women with autism face daily. Impacting perspective from an autistic female. SEZ’S Channel: …

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  1. I've watched a lot of your video's, I find them very interesting. I have just one question. on the intro to all your videos, you real of the list of things and you say you have aspergers, but due to inconsistencies in the diagnostic criteria they no longer diagnose it (since 2013). Now its under the unbrella of asd, so are you going to update your intro to that?

  2. I feel SO frustrated as an Aspie girl, because every time I think about it I identify my needs, and am reminded of the lack of support and means to meet them, so I tend to try to not think about it, and just continue masking

  3. When I mentioned to my close friend that I suspect I am on the spectrum, she said, "I don't believe in labels". This upset me a bit as it took me a lot to get to that idea, like my 52 years of struggling in many ways. Oh my word, I had to work in the storeroom behind the classroom in grade 1. Teacher despised me. Anyhow, away from the rest, I finished first.

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  5. Oh heck no to a career involving children! 👀 That would be impossible for me to do. What a nightmare to think about all the ways constant exposure to children would wreck my nervous system! I remember being pressured to go into nursing. It was a horrible suggestion. I was lucky enough to somehow have awareness that a career in nursing would be a disaster for me even if I couldn’t say WHY at the time. I resented being treated like I had some sort of disappointing flaw over my refusal of the pressure to go into nursing. I settled on a clinical lab science degree at end of community college. I struggled a lot with feeling out on my own what career would be my best fit. It was really difficult for me to decide. I lucked out and love what I chose at the eleventh hour. It often has a nightshift bonus opportunity to work ALONE in the small hospitals. I think better career counseling in HS years would be an awesome improvement if it can evolve to consider the needs and differences of nuero divergent types. Just paying attention to the sensory needs of an individual and discussing how different careers would affect that person’s nervous system and wether they can realistically tolerate the working environments would be useful. I hated stumbling around blind trying to pick. I feel horrible for anyone that got pushed or encouraged into a degree in a field that isn’t compatible with their non negotiable needs that will never change. No shame analysis of appropriate career options should exist.
    The whole “do what makes you happy” shit is too vague. Not useful. How about be cautious to avoid careers that might make someone miserable because of sensory/sensitivity issues they can’t help or change? Consider options that are compatible with personality and nervous system’s needs.

  6. I will actually write a super unpopular opinion here – I regret all the support I received as a child with a lot of different mental issues (I'm diagnosed with 20 including both low functioning autism and asperger's and I believe most of these are wrong). Due to spending the majority of my childhood with therapists trying to fix me, I was never able to reach my full potential. The minute I left all these people trying to fix me, I was finally able to succeed in all areas of my life, including professional, academic, and social.

  7. My difficulties mostly relate to having conversations. Like any time I try to talk to people, after some awkward small talk my mind goes blank and I can't think of anything else to say.

    As a result, this has lead me to be that really quiet and shy girl for fear of being judged. I've tried to highlight this issue with a teacher but she just brushes it under the rug, and I don't think she truly understands the issue at all. Also, my mom is putting pressure on me to be social even though I possess NO ability to do so whatsoever. She wants me to have a million and one shallow friends whereas I want just one or two really good friends.

    Is there any way at all to improve my prospects at having conversations?

  8. Aspire World is one of my favourite YouTube Channels! Dan, you give so much support and appreciation for the viewers. I am in Canada 🇨🇦 I’m an older female, omg I’m nearly 55, and late diagnosis has been a total bummer! I’m so glad I found your channel. You’re doing a really good job!

  9. Very interesting and well presented. I am a 63 year old female who was diagnosed at age 38. It is good to finally see more people talking about their experiences and to finally know that I am not a "freak who talks and thinks too fast to be sane" – that is a quote of what one teacher said about me when I was 8. Thank you for all the useful information too.

  10. Honestly I feel quite bizarre for being an autistic female. I tend to be quite extroverted and talkative with a wide array of topics I can discuss fluently. This means that a lot of advice isn't useful for me. What would you say the best methods for learning how to read body language and being a good judge of character are?

  11. It's interesting that people here are claiming to have recently being diagnosed with Asperger's?….. Asperger's was removed from the DSM in 2013. There is no Asperger's anymore, only ASD (autistic spectrum disorder)

  12. Some girls/women with verbal autism (I'm confused now about how to name it…Aspergers…) say that they had trouble being seen as autistic because girls tend to be pleasers; they "mask" more, because girls either naturally or by conditioning, want to fit in, so they study people to figure out how to seem typical, and they learn to act typical, and hold off their stims in public.
    I still don't have a diagnosis, but I can say that as a child (and now) I was more likely to be seen as annoying than neurologically different. But I have done most of the things. I "fidget," which is basically lowkey stimming; I either study something intensely or ignore it completely; I seem indifferent at times to others' needs; I overexplain; I have sensory issues; I don't like random touch (although if I expect it, it's ok;) I'm very routine dependent. I really dislike large shopping establishments, but that's a sensory, too-many-humans thing.
    But I do know how to socialize. I get jokes. I pay compliments. I grit my teeth in brightly lighted, noisy places, and smile and stay calm. Then I go home and stim. Yes, I stim. I've even caught myself flapping, and realized I've always done it in private, I just never thought of it as flapping….

  13. She speaks like me !!! I live in France and am 28 and wondering a lot about Autism, I know I have ADHD, but I've met a LOT of ADHD people…And they still manage to live their lives. I live secluded, extremely socially retracted, terrified of work and passionate about tattooing but the anxiety is such a Huge step back from concentrating since I've been told so many times that I'm good for nothing and also I get SO EXCITED when I'm drawing, it stop me from drawing, like I'd need to run a marathon at the same time… I never had an eventless school or work experience, I make everyone angry, I'm always, always, always overwhelmed by ANY emotional occurence. I always get told that : "tu devrais arrêter de te prendre la tête" (you should stop overthinking) WELL THANK YOU !! You've resolved 28years !!

  14. Being a female on the spectrum can look alot different. Alot of us are better in social situations and understanding of sarcasm , ect. This is because we are more socially motivated to begin with so we find ways to fit in. We copy what we see. I'm still having a hard time taking off a mask that I didn't know I was wearing. In my case where Mental Illness ends and autism begins I'm still not sure. I think it's common in other women as well. We tend to be misdiagnosed bi polar. We are often sensitive to hormones and can suffer from pmdd. We usually have eating disorders , OCD , and ADHD. But the biggest for women is the anxiety. It eats me alive daily.

  15. This girl reminds me of what my mom often says to me. My mom says that my brain goes too fast and that she has a hard time keeping up with what I'm talking about. 😛

    Igh! I tried drama club when I was about 10. It was a horrifying experience. For one, I was required to touch people's faces with my eyes closed, and vice versa, and I've never been able to do pretend. I only know how to be me, honest and in the moment. My little sister tried to teach me to play barbie's when we were little, but she eventually gave up and I ended up as a stylist and a dresser, which I was more than happy to do 😛
    My sister always tried to include me and explained my situation to her friends if needed, and we're still very close today.

  16. My little girl is autistic, nonverbal until she was 3. She is now speaking in sentences and can even read, due to the persistence and hard work of a group of wonderful teachers. I hope one day that she can answer my questions (she can’t process questions as well or tell me her feelings). I love hearing from autistic females because it gives me insight into her mind.

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