Living with autism: why my diagnosis was such a relief
Learning disability nurse and RCN Nursing Awards winner Gerard Wainwright was diagnosed with autism at 50 and wants more opportunities for the neurodivergent
- Being diagnosed as autistic at 50 by a psychiatrist was a relief to the author and gave him a feeling of acceptance
- Autism can be a hard condition to understand and people often carry an unconscious bias
- Autistic people are diverse and vary widely in the way their autism affects them
Like many people with a late diagnosis of autism, I was increasingly aware that I was autistic long before I was diagnosed.
Equally, I would often think of reasons why I was not autistic. I
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