What I have learnt so far about being autistic at work

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Spoiler alert: they are all me.

I have been an adult woman for approximately ten years. A manager of some description for approximately five. And an autistic person for… I suppose my whole life. I just didn’t know it.

Eight months ago, my therapist suggested that I might be autistic.

I feel constantly detached from my body, and I think it is connected to my autism.

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I know that I am sitting in this chair. I know that I am writing these words. I know where I am, and I know who I am with. But I cannot really feel any of those things.

If I try to think about how my legs feel, I draw…

Six things that have helped me, and why I can finally give myself a break

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As I write this, I am sitting alone on a train to Amsterdam. The first “big” journey I’ve done since my autism diagnosis. It feels different in a good way.

Taking public transport was the first time I really felt a difference post-diagnosis. The travel itself was not different. I…

The adventures of a newly diagnosed and slightly confused autistic woman

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Once upon a time, there was a woman. A few months ago, that woman was diagnosed as autistic.

As part of her diagnosis, the woman discovered that she has magical powers.

Lots of her senses are ✵supercharged✵ She can hear and smell and see and feel every tiny detail of…

Lauren

D&D enthusiast and DM. Autistic woman. Humanist. Data person. Likes: woodlice, Agatha Christie, rain. Dislikes: human interaction, lack of human interaction.

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