This is why I was over the moon to be diagnosed with autism

When Dr Claire Evans-Williams was diagnosed with autism three years ago, it was a huge relief.

Claire, 35, like many undiagnosed autistic adults, spent a lifetime wondering why she didn’t fit in.

She said: “I was over the moon because that label gave me an automatic understanding of myself. I realised I am not a defective person. It was one of the most critical points in my life. I understood why sometimes I struggled socially, why people would look at me like I had said something in a foreign language or why I struggled to get jokes, because I always took them literally.”

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5th August 2017
Daily Record