My name is Jessica. I am a neurotypical grad student in my early 30s. I have an adult brother with autism. I am also doing my dissertation research on autism and sexuality, looking at the topic from a sexual and disability rights perspective. I was referred here by a friend and am happy to be here!
Welcome to AWN, Jessica. I appreciate the information you posted about the research adviser. We posted the link on our AWN facebook and twitter.
Hello all, I am in the UK so we may have time differences, I am a 50 something woman who has recently discovered she is an aspie. Huge sense of relief and feeling of suddenly being 'in the right place'. I am trying hard not to see the last 50 years as wasted time, wasted in depression, the wrong career, codependent relationships.
Greetings Indigowolf! I am 48, and was dianosed on the autism spectrum in my early 40's, so I understand the roller coaster of feelings that you're experiencing.
I am 40 and have just begun the long journey to a diagnosis. I know I am on the spectrum without a doubt, but need a formal diagnosis to get the help I (now know) I need.
I am told this can take years according to where I live and which sevices I am referred to.
I would be so grateful for any advice.
I live in North Essex.