My experience

I’ve always sort of thought I might be autistic.

I made jokes about it, especially when people commented on my family’s love of discussion and infodumping and our failure to connect on an emotional level sometimes. “We’re all a little bit autistic here in this family.”

Only when I started helping a friend with his (suspected) Aspie teenager son, explaining about my own experiences growing up and the similarities between me and his son, did I really start thinking about what those similarities might mean for me.

  1. Are you sure you’re autistic?
  2. Yes, I’m sure
  3. Tripping down memory lane
  4. Smile
  5. Further testing
  6. Crying
  7. Quick update
  8. Lists are an autistic thing, but they’re not an impairment
  9. When I was just a little girl
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