Being diagnosed with PTSD was one of the most validating things I’ve ever experienced. Not only did it lead me down a path of healing, it helped me to discover my autism.
Learning that I had PTSD was the first time I felt
The five months since I was “officially” diagnosed with autism have been a whirlwind of discovery, namely finding other autistic women like me, and finding out so much more about myself– the small parts of my internal life that until I could identify
If you’ve spent any time wondering if you might be autistic, the first thing you probably did was examine the diagnostic criteria from the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), right? But when you read them they probably sounded really