Two years in

So, it’s now 2 years since I learned that I am autistic. I didn’t anticipate writing about this anniversary until I realised how much things have changed since last year. My first reflection now seems so long ago and represents such a different place, psychologically, to where I am now. Not that things aren’t still … Continue reading Two years in

Functioning labels

This is something that I've been thinking about lately. Partly because it's something I'm still learning about but also after a recent conversation. As I've said before, I instinctively dislike the High/Low functioning labels because who wants to be labelled low functioning? - it's not appropriate or fair or respectful but some people still use … Continue reading Functioning labels

Part 3 – What next?

Telling people I’m autistic is tricky - it’s like coming out all over again except this time people don’t really understand what you’re talking about. Even if coming out as gay hasn’t always been a positive experience at least I’ve never had to explain what it means! Now the challenge is working out when it’s … Continue reading Part 3 – What next?

Part 2: What’s in a diagnosis?!

So, whilst only having a very limited knowledge of autism, diagnosis started to feel right, it helped to explain why I had struggled to understand where I fit in and had tried to keep a low profile, not stand out. In my late teens and early twenties I was coming out as gay - to … Continue reading Part 2: What’s in a diagnosis?!