At what point do you disclose that you have Aspergers?
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But if you don't reliably pass for normal, I can't help but think it might be better to disclose up front, as soon as is practical. Personally, I've brought it up when I started an exercise class (because motor skills), in job interviews, and to new colleagues.
Before I was diagnosed, I had a lifetime of people assuming I was stuck up because I'm fairly cautious around strangers and not big on free-range alcohol-based socialising. Or assuming I was cold. Or aloof. Or a bitch. Or I had something against them personally. None of that was the case, but peoples' imaginations came up with all sorts of reasons why I wasn't like them.
That's why my personal policy is to disclose as soon as is practical, and explain why I am the way I am before they have time to make up their own reasons.