I am 22 years old however I also have Dissociative Identity disorder so some of my alters are ages 4 to 40.
I am from Finland.
In my opinion one of my biggest accomplishments is 3 years of university studies.
I want others who are not autistic to know that autism is also a strength, not a deficit or a disorder. That we bring great abilities to humanity, even if we don't have widely recognized accomplishments.
One of the resources that really helped me was Occupational therapy as a child, and especially trauma therapy as an adult with a therapist who is also a trained neuropsychiatric coach and has neurodiverse children. Definitely resources and peer support I found online.
I want others who are autistic to know to find a supportive environment where you can thrive, and pursue your passion without having to mask and fight your brain.
As a child my mum told doctors I had received a high score in an online autism test and that she suspected I was autistic, but it was never investigated further. At 14, my parents told me I'm autistic but I was in denial until about 18 when I got to know other autistic people and really related to them.
Some of the signs that people suspected that I have autism is that I had a lot of health problems that baffled and concerned doctors, and my motor skill problems were much more obvious. I also had no problems communicating with adults, simply seemed more mature and intelligent for my age.