I was diagnosed in early adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorder and you know that sense of relief that a lot of people report feeling following an autism diagnosis? Well I didn’t get that.

It explained some things, that much is true, but I never felt like I had found “my people” as so many others say – I just found a disorder that explained why some of the things in my life were so difficult, and why other people didn’t get distracted by the helicopter flying around however many miles over to the West…they couldn’t hear it.

At least I have an explanation now and that gives me somewhere to start, and beyond that it’s pretty much taking each day as best as I can.