Autism and Childhood Sexual Abuse

I don’t know any late-diagnosed autistic women who were not sexually abused as children. We are vulnerable and often confused about social situations and so easy to prey on because of our gullibility and misunderstanding of what the rules of social interaction are. I was about ten years old when the abuse began. It was intermittent enough that at first, I thought I could just ignore it. It happened when other people weren’t…

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Mette Harrison

Mette Harrison

Author of The Bishop’s Wife mystery series, Princeton PhD, triathlete, mother of six, autist, Mormonish, she/her