Tagged: diagnosis

Hung Out To Dry

I’ve been re-reading my diagnostic report recently and came across a paragraph which stated that I have difficulties with ‘non-literal’ language – I don’t and never have had.  The clinicians misinterpreted some of my...

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...

A Handheld Sparkler

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’. ...