The Gatekeepers of Diagnosis

You may have noticed that I’ve an official diagnosis of Hypermobility Ehlers Danlos Syndrome but ‘only’ self-diagnosis for ARFID and autism. And I feel I need to explain that.  Ever since I can remember, I’ve know I was different. I used to do all those ‘personality tests’ and quizes in magazines. I used to poreContinue reading “The Gatekeepers of Diagnosis”

Book Review: The Real Experts

When I first realised I might be autistic, I decided to seek out and read about the experiences of other autistic people. Trawling through the hundreds of books on the subject, I quickly discovered that the majority of them were written by psychologists, who deemed themselves to be “experts”, or were written by parents ofContinue reading “Book Review: The Real Experts”