Acceptance for self-diagnosed autistics too

ID: Two women hugging, one with long dark hair in a ponytail and the other with short pink hair and glasses. The image accompanies a blog post called 'Acceptance for self diagnosed autistics too' by Just A Square Peg blog

This month, as you might know, is Autism Acceptance Month and for many, it can be a difficult time. There’s so much talk about how autistic people should be embraced and accepted for who they are but what about those self-diagnosed autistics who can’t access a formal diagnosis? Although loads of amazing autistic content creators … Read more

Connecting to the confusion

Connecting to the confusion around late diagnosis of autism as a woman

A counsellor once told me that ‘connecting to the confusion’ could really help me understand how I was feeling. I thought ‘connecting to myself’ was a bit of wanky advice when she first said it, but, as time’s gone on, I’ve realised she’s probably right. Now I’ve always been really into spirituality, tarot/oracle cards, astrology … Read more

Why many autistic women self diagnose

Why autistic women self diagnose - Just A Square Peg blog

I’ve been doing a bit of research recently about why many autistic women self diagnose. Now, you might be wondering HOW someone can reliably diagnose themselves with a condition. I thought the exact same when I was told this by my counsellor. But, having spoken to doctors, the local autism service and many autistic advocates, … Read more