After 27 long years of feeling out of place in the world and kicking myself while I'm down, I'm finally at a point in life where I am embracing and enjoying myself as I am. This is in thanks to being officially diagnosed with high functioning autism and ADHD on the 3rd of November.
I've been learning as much about AS, ASD and ADHD as I can memorize. So far I've found useful information from a book called "An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed" by Gillan Drew, and a video on Facebook saved from the Autism Awareness page called "Shutting Down BS About Autism 2". Both are great.
I'm typically a rather private person. To persuade me to open up usually takes pulling teeth, and referring to myself is uncomfortable enough. But this is a recently discovered part of who I am and I'd be appreciative to anyone who can tell me what is autism to you as an individual. What information was available to you when you were diagnosed and was it helpful?
Many thanks in advance!
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