Why I am how I am…and I’m finally happy about it.

Me, My Boys & I

So while I was away from this blog, I realised something. It wasn’t a sudden realisation, as there had been hints towards this for years. It was like the flickering light finally started working and the lightbulb came on bright: I’m 99.9% sure I’m autistic. I strongly suspect ADHD/ADD is thrown in there too. I’m definitely neurodivergent. And since that lightbulb moment, everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) throughout my life has fallen into place in a “that’s why I did/said/thought/felt that” way.

I wasn’t sure whether to talk openly about this realisation. What if people judge me? What if they don’t believe me? Worse, what if they do believe me and treat me terribly as a result? What could it mean for future job prospects? My family? My relationships? It is scary writing this for those reasons. But then I realised those fears are exactly why I DO need to…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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