Tagged: late diagnosis

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Autistic and Proud?

There has been some discussion lately over whether it is appropriate to be proud of being autistic.  My reply would be that it depends on exactly what you mean by ‘proud’. In my mind,...

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Everyone’s Got An Opinion About Autism

I’ve been wondering whether I actually did the right thing by getting a diagnosis.  It hasn’t really achieved anything, but I now it feels like I have this permanent stain on my record –...

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My Friend the ‘Autism Parent’

I’ve got a friend who’s an ‘Autism Parent’ – perhaps she could more accurately be described as ‘an acquaintance’ or a ‘friend of a friend’.  It used to be a bad habit of mine...

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...

Is My Autism a Disability?

Unsurprisingly, it depends on how you look at it. My first answer would be ‘no’.  While it is true that my autism has caused me a lot of problems in the past (or more...

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1000 Piece Puzzle

After my diagnosis, I went for some counselling.  My counsellor was amazing, I really enjoyed talking to her, we had some very interesting conversations.  It is impossible to say whether the counselling helped me...

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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...