Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I'm 24 years old and from Pakistan

I'm a Psychology graduate, haven't started working yet.

There are a lot of things that surprise people around me from time to time, for example, some parts of my body are insensitive to pain

I would count getting to know myself as much as I have, as a great accomplishment

I would love for the people around me to understand me better, or at least give me a little space

I don't have access to any helpful resources yet as I'm not professionally diagnosed

To other people on the spectrum, there's nothing wrong with you, you're not at fault for not fitting in

When I started studying autism in school, a lot of things made me speculate that I might be on the spectrum, I always had social deficits while growing up, I felt distressed while making eye contact, I take language literally, causing arguments with family and close friends, etc

I was probably not diagnosed as a child because of the lack of awareness and professional education regarding the autism spectrum in my country

I don't know what kind of professional I need to seek who might actually be able to diagnose an adult female on the spectrum in my country

That's all for now 🙂

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