An Asperger diagnosis is not just a label; it can give the clarity and strength to articulate one’s needs to others.
Autism in women is diagnosed later than in men and much less often. This doesn’t mean there are less women than men with autism, only that women are better able to mask their difference. They often end up struggling in silence and being overlooked.
In this article, the writer explains how her Autism spectrum disorder is inseparable from who she is, and why she wishes it hadn’t taken so long to find out.