By Maxine and Daniel
Text books tell us ASD is five times more prevalent in boys than girls. I never have been one to believe everything I read.
I keep meeting young women, new ASD diagnosis in hand, whose childhood stories read like sequels to 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest': they were medicated, hospitalized, removed from regular schools and placed in 'treatment' facilities, abused, bullied...but never diagnosed accurately. At least not with Asperger's/ASD.
Oh sure, they were told they had ADHD, ODD, OCD, GAD...and later, anorexia or bulimia. They cut themselves and starved themselves-- ...