My autism self-tips: How I survive in a neural typical world!
Are you an adult on the autistic spectrum?
This website aims to give a voice to adults that are on the autistic spectrum. Originally started in 2010, following my own autism diagnosis, Adults with Autism.org.uk has connected me with thousands of other autistic adults around the world. As autistic adults, lets find a way to celebrate our abilities, and our differences. Lets learn to accept our social awkwardness and unique way of looking at the world
As a community of adults on the autistic spectrum, we have shared self-help tips, advice and provided each other with emotional support, and sometimes an online shoulder to cry on. I have personally benefited from communicating with the many people that contact me each day to share their experiences. We live in an age of greater autism awareness, but there is still a long way to go.
I am one of a growing band of recently diagnosed adults that live independently, have relationships and a maintain a reasonably good career. If you are like me however, you are also likely to have had a tortuous, life-long struggle with social awkwardness, low self-esteem, and periods of major clinical depression, before finally arriving at a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder. We are gradually becoming more visible in society, and in the media. But scarcity of support service for autistic adults, means that we need to help each other by sharing our experiences, and self-help tips.