Hello this is Shawn entering your email or social media feed, idk. I think Will had so many eloquent things to say when he came out with his ADHD diagnosis. Generally he’s a good writer and has a lot to say. Regrettably I am not so.
Last year while I was managing some serious health issues including having an unexpected surgery, I was also seeking more answers through my mental health services and supports. I wanted to understand better my ‘oddities’ and communication struggles.
Long story short I ended up attending several screening and testing appointments, and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Something I knew I was consenting to screening and testing for, but somehow didn’t actually expect to be diagnosed with.
I’m just quirky, a little weird, and VERY particular! Perhaps those things are also true.
I want to be more open about my ASD diagnosis, and less secretive about it. It’s hard to keep track of who knows, who doesn’t know, where and when I can say what.
I’m Shawn, I have Autism. Some special interests and things I like:
Lichens and bryophytes
Crocheting tiny hats
Senior rescue pets
Advocating for youths involved with the legal system