A little bit about me and why I wanting to start this blog.
I’m a female in my 30’s who has spent her whole life not feeling like she fits in and feeling like there is something wrong. After years of going forwards and backwards to the Dr’s and constantly being bumped to different departments within the mental health area of the NHS there is light at the end of the tunnel: I scored high on the Autism Spectrum. I am classing myself as having autism because of that score and how I feel but I am not as far along the journey as having a diagnosis yet due to the long waiting list for assessment by the relevant department.
While I wait I wanted to be proactive about the experiences I go through on a day-to-day basis and talk about some of the issues I face, highlight any help out there for other people in my situation and, on a more personal level, have somewhere to express my feelings to take some of the stress off my shoulders.
I have found that there is a lot of help out there for children with autism but it almost seems like the world assumes we grow out of it, we get over it or that we learn to live with it when, I have found, it feels almost harder to live with as an adult. Maybe that’s because I was never diagnosed as a child or not but it’s just what I have observed from my experience. I have google searched for things to help with day to day living for myself but all that seems to come up is a lot of learning tools and visual aids for children but what about us? What about the adults with autism?