Kelly, thank you for interviewing with me.
I only got a diagnosis last year , but I know I've been living my whole life feeling like the odd one out. I blamed myself for what I thought were failings as a person. Now I know it's not because I'm a bad person, but because my brain is just different, not wrong. I was also diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder at the same time. My mother is in denial (about both me and my son), but I feel very liberated and am learning a lot more about myself. Diagnosis and acceptance are a wonderful gift.
What is the most difficult [you can have more than one!] about being Autistic, for you?
What is the most joyful, fun, exciting thing about being Autistic?
How has the Autism Acceptance Day/Month effort over the past three years affected you personally? If you were not aware of it until recently, what meaning does Autism Acceptance Day/Month have to you now?
What is one thing about acceptance that would make a difference in the world?
Do you have children or other family members who are Autistic?