Starting therapy on the very first day of my university classes in August didn’t seem like a bad idea. No real crisis was happening, as I’ve experienced many times before (you know, like the catastrophic consequences of active alcoholism, an
Few words in behavioral science come with more controversy and contention than Asperger’s.
This series focuses on the word, Asperger’s, and the many antagonists to the word, the diagnosis, and/or the autistic people who would have previously been
My name is Hugh Willis. I am autistic.
Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance of my neurodiversity allows me to view my personality traits of seeking knowledge, demonstrating an
Eventually I spoke to my mum about it. Well…I never really discussed it, I simply said that I received the diagnosis. I wanted to explain what it was and how it affected me but her response halted me. It was
I have lived my life as an Autistic. I only found out aged 46.
I was relieved because it gave me so many answers to questions that had always plagued my existence, but it left me vulnerable. I was
Content warning: bad poetry
Fifteen years ago, I wrote a poem. This was fifteen years before I had a name for how I was different. But, I always knew.