While a statistically significant correlation between Asperger's Syndrome and Gender Dysphoria has been identified, the nature and implications of this link are unknown. Having both of these conditions is quite a plateful and we face special challenges. Here we share our experiences, ideas, beliefs, strength, and hope.
TransgenderPDD is for individuals who have lives that have been touched by both Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Gender Identity issues. Any one who has--or thinks they may have--autism, Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism (HFA), PDD, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), or similar AND ALSO may have Gender Identity issues, Intersex (IS), Benjamin Syndrome, or similar is welcome. Also welcome are transgender parents of AS or similar kids, vice versa, and sympathetic parents of AS TG kids. Or have one and in a relationship with someone who has the other. Transgender is used is this description in an inclusive sense, to include transsexualism and to focus on what unites transfolk rather than what divides them. If in doubt, go ahead and apply. This group is NOT for therapists or other professionals.
To apply for membership please click on "Join this group." You should then automatically receive a message containing further instructions. If you don't, email us at TransgenderPDDemail@example.com. You should receive a prompt response once we receive the information requested in the instructions. If you do not respond to the instructions, we may not respond to your "join" request.
This forum is unmoderated. Reasoned argument and civilized debate, especially if on-topic is encouraged. Profanities and Ad hominem attacks are prohibited. On-topic posts are those with substantial PDD, TG, TS or IS content. Off-topic posting, within reason, is allowed provided that it is clearly identified.