Your Autism Diagnosis: Privacy Versus Secrecy and Why It Matters

In my last few posts, I wrote about when and why you may want to disclose your autism to others. I feel like I want to clarify what I mean when I say that an autism diagnosis is your private information. So here's the deal: In my opinion, there is a tremendous

6 Factors In Deciding Whether To Disclose Your Autism Diagnosis

So you may be thinking about seeking an autism diagnosis, or maybe you have just been diagnosed. This diagnosis maybe came as a "holy-cow-how-did-this-happen?" kind of shock. (I kept wondering how in the world I was just being diagnosed at the age of 44!) Maybe in addition to being a

Coming Home: The Clarity of Knowing My Confusion Stemmed from Autism

People frequently ask me whether I am glad I was diagnosed with autism, whether I am glad I know. One day, my daughter Emma spoke with my mom about my diagnosis. She later told me that my mom kept saying, “If we had known, things would have been different.” That sentiment exactly mirrors how I feel.