The ponderances of a Late-Diagnosed Autistic Woman

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Way back in 2015 I finally got to the end of my journey and got a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. With that grubby sheet of paper in hand, I’m journeying on.
 I’ve got something that I think everyone in this world wants in some way, an answer for why I feel different.
The price of that answer is that I’m never going to feel un-different. The best I can strive for is indifferent to the differences. And that is a worthy thing to have.

I’m still very much a work in progress. I have so much more to learn. I thought it might end at diagnosis, but now I find I’m a part of more. My diagnosis makes me normal. It makes me a part of something bigger. I want to share where I am, who I am, and why that’s important.
I look forward to reading your feedback. First rule of social processing disorders: You don’t talk about social processi… hang on, that’s not it at all! First rule is that you talk about it so that people understand that that’s what autism is! Second rule is that just because I do it differently, it doesn’t mean I’m antisocial, and it doesn’t mean I do it wrong either. 
Rhi 

 

10 thoughts on “The ponderances of a Late-Diagnosed Autistic Woman

  1. I’m not diagnosed, but I’ve been reading a lot lately. So many bells ringing about my life. Glad I’m not alone, but very hard knowing who to confide in after all these years of pretending and hiding.

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    1. My only advice is to take your time. It’s a big thing to come to terms with and there’s no hurry. You can tell as many people as you want, or no one. It’s all about what you need. Do what is best for you. Some people need full, official diagnosis and to tell everyone, other people are happy to self-diagnose and keep it to themselves. There’s no right or wrong.

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  2. “Indifferent to the differences” – particularly powerful thought! I love it 🙂

    As usual, I can relate (lol) 😉

    Looking so forward to hearing more, my pretty ❤

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