All The Bad Parts of Autism

How does a diagnosis of autism damage self-esteem? Well, I suddenly had to take a really good, hard look at all the things that had been niggling at me for years and that I’d tried to ignore or tell myself they didn’t matter or that *I* was the one who was better and that the way normal social people did it was inferior. I had to grapple with the things that had been preventing me from functioning in society in normal ways and that I’d just stepped back…

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