The gift of autism

An excellent piece from a blogger who is going through the process of diagnosis – it is in keeping with the theme of #autismacceptancemonths brought to my attention by Jennifer Lisi. Please read it in full and post comments on the original.

to aspie or not to aspie

pexels-photo-360624.jpegI had a meeting with a psychologist recently that confirmed that the spectrum is the right path for me to be travelling down.

It’s not a diagnosis though – I still have to wait for my assessment – but I can tick off my fears of bipolar and borderline – for the time being at least.

One of the things that came out of this meeting was the idea that I could be gifted.

I’m a high achiever and before everything tumbled down I had built a successful career.

I hold this idea in my mind and try and work it out – to assess objectively if this could be the case (without getting too excited at the prospect or letting my ego inflate).

I’m not trying to toot my own trumpet but to point out that when it comes to autism, many high functioning people on the spectrum are

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Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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