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Misdiagnosed and misunderstood, autistic women and girls frequently struggle to get the support they need. By Apoorva Mandavilli.
When I finally went to get a diagnosis (at 53) I was unprepared to be told that while I would most probably have been diagnosed with Asperger's when young, I had adapted so well over the years that I no longer met the diagnostic criteria. OK then, although I still lose the plot when it comes to chairs.