Telling people you are autistic can be hard. It can be even harder when the person in front of you doesn’t believe a word you are saying.
People who’ve known me for years say things like…“Why are you complaining all of the sudden? You never used to talk about autism or complain about these problems before. It’s like you’re happy to have a disability. You just want attention.”
These people are less than half-right.
Yes, people who have known me for years have never heard me complain about my sensory issues. When I was a little girl and tried to explain my problems to people, nobody believed me — so I stopped.
Read the rest of this great piece at: When People Don’t Believe I’m Autistic | The Mighty