Is it possible to be trans and high functioning autistic?

XzombehxbearzX XzombehxbearzX
I think Im boredline high functioning autistic and im curious if this is possible?
09/11/2011
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DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Of course it's possible; neither autism nor transgenderism is mutually exclusive.

I am of the belief that transgenderism is not a mental disorder, but rather more similar to a physiological error; transmen and women were simply born into bodies that aren't quite correct.


However, this is not a diagnosis or a decision to be made over the internet with the advice of strangers, and is something that should be discussed with a physician and/or mental health professional so that your autism can be diagnosed appropriately, if that's the case.
09/11/2011
cameronfeidh cameronfeidh
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Originally posted by XzombehxbearzX
I think Im boredline high functioning autistic and im curious if this is possible?
Of course! Actually, a friend (who is autistic and genderqueer) were talking about this recently; xe noticed that there seems to be a correlation between the autism spectrum and the trans* spectrum, as many autistic people also identify as genderqueer or trans*. I would definitely discuss this with a compassionate and supportive therapist or counselor who can help you figure out just what you identify as.
10/03/2011
kenny.the.dinosaur kenny.the.dinosaur
It's absolutely possible
05/03/2012
butts butts
Very possible. Autism has little to do with you personal identities!
05/03/2012
TakeHimAway TakeHimAway
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Originally posted by cameronfeidh
Of course! Actually, a friend (who is autistic and genderqueer) were talking about this recently; xe noticed that there seems to be a correlation between the autism spectrum and the trans* spectrum, as many autistic people also identify as ... More
I've heard and read about this as well. Maybe tomorrow I'll look for a link.
05/07/2012
MasonM MasonM
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Originally posted by XzombehxbearzX
I think Im boredline high functioning autistic and im curious if this is possible?
Completely possible.
05/07/2012
Thomas90 Thomas90
Yes, completely. Autism and trans have nothing to do with eachother. Being trans isn't a "mental health disorder"
05/07/2012
Youssii Youssii
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Originally posted by cameronfeidh
Of course! Actually, a friend (who is autistic and genderqueer) were talking about this recently; xe noticed that there seems to be a correlation between the autism spectrum and the trans* spectrum, as many autistic people also identify as ... More
Yeah,I've noticed this too. I know huge numbers of trans people who're autistic, and even more who are dyspraxic.
05/07/2012
pestilence pestilence
There's no correlation between being transgender and autistic, so it's easily possible.
05/07/2012
Leo.boi Leo.boi
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Originally posted by XzombehxbearzX
I think Im boredline high functioning autistic and im curious if this is possible?
Absolutely. I've got a friend who is. He has run into some questioning from other people that his gender feelings are just an autism fixation, but that's bullshit.
05/25/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
It's definitely possible - my friends on the trans* spectrum and I represent a huge range of physical and mental health states, including autism, and I can't imagine why being autistic to any degree would make it impossible to be trans*. One's mental health status, autism-related or otherwise, can definitely make people question the validity of your identity even more, though, which sucks majorly.
05/27/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Yeah I dont see why not
05/27/2012
Jewlickah Jewlickah
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Originally posted by cameronfeidh
Of course! Actually, a friend (who is autistic and genderqueer) were talking about this recently; xe noticed that there seems to be a correlation between the autism spectrum and the trans* spectrum, as many autistic people also identify as ... More
That's interesting. I partially wonder if those on the spectrum are just more likely to be open about being trans.

Either way, if anyone finds links pertaining to this, I'd love to see them!
05/28/2012
sodapin sodapin
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Originally posted by XzombehxbearzX
I think Im boredline high functioning autistic and im curious if this is possible?
There is actually quite a bit of speculation out there that transness and autism are somehow linked. It's controversial, but it's what's out there.
06/07/2012
GONE! GONE!
Oh definitely. I know people who are. I don't think it's related, though some people I know who are think so.
06/07/2012
bog bog
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Originally posted by Youssii
Yeah,I've noticed this too. I know huge numbers of trans people who're autistic, and even more who are dyspraxic.
saaaame! I know tons of people on both spectrums
02/25/2013
needapacker needapacker
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
Of course it's possible; neither autism nor transgenderism is mutually exclusive.

I am of the belief that transgenderism is not a mental disorder, but rather more similar to a physiological error; transmen and women were simply born into ... More
The "belief" that transsexualism is a physiological condition is not a belief, it's a fact. There is an incorrect amount of testosterone between the 9th and 12th weeks of pregnancy causing the brain sex to develop incongruent to the physical sex.
02/26/2013
fizzygato fizzygato
Yeah, I feel like I know multiple people who are both.

Being trans* doesn't mean you can't tag on another thing you are
03/05/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
I know a girl named Elizabeth who is trans, and she's low-functioning autistic. Of course it's possible. We adore her and even though she does not understand her gender as well as you or me, we see her as female and treat her as such.
03/22/2013
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