I was diagnosed as ASD level 2. I was diagnosed in my 30’s which was a relief because I finally knew why I was different. For me getting a diagnosis was important as it opened up other resources I wouldn’t have access to without an official diagnosis. I was diagnosed using the the Autism Diagnostic Observation System(ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) which are the gold standard for Autism Diagnosis.
I like Asian Dramas and have started to recap some of them. I’m not an Autistic Advocate but I do share information from Autistic Advocates in the community. I’m firmly against the puzzle piece as a symbol for Autism and use the either the golden or rainbow infinity symbol instead. I’m also firmly against ABA Therapy and Autism Speaks.
What People Say
“Autism: Where the “randomness of life” collides and clashes with an individual”s need for the sameness~”
― Eileen Miller, The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autisms Through Art
Dr. Temple GrandinI am different. Not less.I’m different. Not less
I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.” – Tony Attwood