Take-a-Test Tuesday has led to some readers realizing that they too might be on the autism spectrum. Their comments nudged me to start writing about a subject I’ve been meaning to tackle: my Asperger’s “origin story” or how I came to realize that I might be autistic and what happened in the wake of that realization.
As usual, I’m mixing personal narrative with a bit of advice based on what I learned from my experience. I hope that other Autistics and those who think they might be on the spectrum will add to what I have to say here by sharing their own experiences in the comments.
So, you think you might be an aspie or autistic or somewhere on the autism spectrum. Now what?
First, take a deep breath. Relax. Nothing’s changed. You’re the same person you were before you took that test, read that article or had…
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