My diagnosis

I always knew I was different, that there was something which made me not quite the same as others in my age group. My teachers and some family members told me I was just shy - I believed this. When I was 17 I volunteered at a summer camp for young children with disabilities, including …

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You don’t seem Autistic?

When you build up the courage to tell somebody about your diagnosis the most insulting and unfortunately common response seems to be, 'but... you don't seem Autistic?'. I truly believe 90% of the time this will be a response said in good faith, meant to make us feel we appear, 'normal' to the world. In …

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Literally?

A trait of ASD that I display daily is assuming everything I see or hear is literal. I do not understand sarcasm or most jokes. In one of my driving lessons I was instructed to, 'go right at the roundabout' - so I literally turned right. I did not go around the correct way, (left …

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