Hiya I'm Layla. I was referred here by another user (Hi GoddessofLubbock!) I'm 99% sure I'm autistic somewhere in the spectrum, but I'm awaiting a formal diagnosis. I am 24, a woman and a mother to a near six year old daughter, who at present does NOT live with me.
Much of my life has been a struggle, I was a ward of the courts all of my teen years and I was shuttled to so many different doctors, by the hundreds, I lost count before age ten.
I am kind of confused as to how they missed something so obvious, I fit every bit of criteria for AS. If I am property diagnosed, I will look into my legal options against the foster system that mistreated me for so long. (On a side note, I was also abused and neglected IN foster care, which is also why)
I have an inability to focus on anything for any length of time, form or make coherent statements that others can easily understand (although they make perfect sense to me) to form 'normal' relationships and have an unusual attachment to my cat, Billy, and a fascination with Android smartphones. Separating me from my phone or my cat is a VERY bad idea.
I have few friends (I seem to pick abusive people to be friends with or begin relationships with) and even fewer family members. I do not speak to my biological family at all, due to their inability to understand me and their subsequent abuses of me and my property.
I suppose I'm just here looking to learn, support and be supported, on this new journey.