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I’m 36 and Just Learned I’m Autistic

After a childhood (and adulthood) spent wondering why I never quite fit in, I finally understand myself

Self-portrait two days after being diagnosed autistic

Staring up at the Florida evergreens, warmed by streetlights against the background of a deep blue, light-polluted sky, I began to feel the calming of my nervous system. The speed of my…