Cat Amongst Wolves: Autism and Everything

Czech pressed glass beads

Don’t Talk To Me About Beads

Sometimes, I have the feeling that people are manipulating me. Sometimes I don’t see it coming and even when I do, I’m not always sure how to deal with the situation. I run an online...

Girl alone on a bridge

Late Diagnosis of Autism

I’ve noticed a number of threads on Asperger’s/Autism/ASD forums where a younger person with an ASD quizzes those with a late diagnosis as if they don’t totally believe them. They want to know how...

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The Bees That Live Inside My Head

Imagine a hot Summer day in the English countryside. You’re sat amongst the flowers listening to the insects buzzing away.  You can feel everything vibrating with an powerful intensity, it’s almost as if you can feel...

Am I or Aren’t I?

Having lived my life with the knowledge that I wasn’t a ‘normal’ person, it was a beautiful feeling to realize that there was a reason for this.  As a child, I chose the nickname...

Cat Sitting in a Suitcase

Discovery to Diagnosis

After about 10 days of intensely researching ASDs, I decided to get some other opinions on the possibility that I was on the spectrum. The reactions were mixed. Responses included: “you can’t have Asperger’s...

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Realising That I Was Autistic

I can’t turn it off, it’s a constant analysis of everything and everyone around me. Previously known in my head as ‘this thing’ or when I was in a particularly good mood ‘this gift’. ...