I am grateful that my site allows me to explore and address my symptoms that I never had a diagnosis for. I am still having to work out some of my symptoms.
There is research out there to suggest the link between Cerebral Palsy and Autism and I believe the link between the two is true. There is no getting away from the fact that I have a neuro-developmental disorder due to brain damage at birth. It is a brain function disorder that affects emotions, learning ability, memory and self-control.
I have found ways around dealing with emotions, learning, memory and self-control. My short term memory is affected. When it comes to Autism, as with all brain conditions, symptoms will vary in severity and differ from child to child, where some may experience just a few of its symptoms, others many of its symptoms.
Although my diagnosis was missed, my symptoms share similarities with Autism and Asperger’s. Having taken an Autism test, for us to confirm the accuracy of the result, someone I know also took the test and the test accurately confirmed the suspicions on both our parts that he doesn’t have Autism and I do.
How does this potential new information make me feel? Angry because as child when I tried to talk about my issues, I was told there was nothing wrong with me and that I should get on with my life, but years on, I feel that I can’t because I’m still working things out.
There is no doubt in my mind that with help, I might have succeeded more in school, instead of looking stupid because I couldn’t learn. I also feel I have been failed by those close to me who were supposed to help with my care and education and who could have done things differently.