When a Late Diagnosis of Autism Is Life-Changing

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A diagnosis of autism in adulthood can change self-concept for the better. Datum: 7 januari 2020 Auteurs: Erin Bulluss en Abby Witts Take a quick scroll through the right social media groups and you’ll find countless individuals sharing their stories

Things I Love About Autism: hyperfocus and special interests

Things I Love About Autism: hyperfocus and special interests

Datum: 13-11-2019Auteur: Liminalnest I feel like when allistics talk about autism, it’s usually a narrative that being Autistic is some sort of tragedy. We’re a missing puzzle piece. They need to “find a cure”. Sometimes Autism parents talk about “losing”

I’m autistic, and honesty is my gift

I’m autistic, and honesty is my gift

Auteur: Madeleine RyanDatum: 12 aug 2019 I’m autistic, and honesty is my gift I wrestled with being called ‘brutal’ for years. On a cold winter’s night I was invited to dinner at a gourmet pizza joint with a group of

‘I was told only boys could be autistic’

‘I was told only boys could be autistic’

Auteur: Tamsin SelbieDatum: 31 august 2019 ‘I was told only boys could be autistic’ Jasmine Ghibli was diagnosed with autism at two years old in America. The diagnosis was taken away from her when she moved to Scotland after her

‘I Thought I Was Lazy’: The Invisible Day-To-Day Struggle For Autistic Women

‘I Thought I Was Lazy’: The Invisible Day-To-Day Struggle For Autistic Women

Auteur: Reese PiperDatum: 30 november 2017 ‘I Thought I Was Lazy’: The Invisible Day-To-Day Struggle For Autistic Women Adapting to daily life is not often factored into the diagnostic process for autism. It should be. Rushing off the subway platform,

The Failings of the Mental Health System for Autistic Women

The Failings of the Mental Health System for Autistic Women

Auteur: differentnotdeficientDatum: 23 juni 2019 The Failings of the Mental Health System for Autistic Women Women are often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, and it has potentially-fatal consequences for autistic adults who are told that they have a cluster of mental illnesses

Autistic Exhaustion

Autistic Exhaustion

Auteur: RhiDatum: July 17 2019 Autistic Exhaustion Being autistic brings various challenges and joys with it. I adore my hyper-focus and passions, but I loathe the inevitable misunderstandings and sensory bombardments. I am a carefully balanced human. I know that

Sensory Eating is not Picky Eating

Sensory Eating is not Picky Eating

Auteur: QuincyDatum: June 10 2019 Sensory Eating is not Picky Eating I want you to imagine that you are a kid once again, maybe ten or eleven years old. You are sitting down in the evening with your family for

My daughter’s autism diagnosis at 23 shows how easily girls can mask the warning signs

My daughter’s autism diagnosis at 23 shows how easily girls can mask the warning signs

Auteur: Tracey Steward Datum: 5 February 2019 My daughter’s autism diagnosis at 23 shows how easily girls can mask the warning signs My daughter came into the world in dramatic fashion in November 1994. I had been hospitalized with pre-eclampsia

Ervaringsverhaal autisme en eetproblemen

Ervaringsverhaal autisme en eetproblemen

Iets is beter dan niets. Er is iets aan het hebben van autisme wat ik erg lastig vind. Dat is namelijk dat ik heel slecht kan beginnen met dingen en er volgens ook heel slecht weer mee kan stoppen. Het