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When Family and Friends Suggested That I Might Be Autistic

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Being born in the late ’80s in a small town, my parents and I never really knew much about autism. It wasn’t talked about and wasn’t often diagnosed until the late 90s to early 00s.

I always knew I was different, and growing up, kids around me knew I was different. I had always struggled with social interaction and often mimicked others around me.

In 6th grade I remember reading a book called “How to Be Popular in Sixth Grade” and I underlined and studied the book as if it was going to give me all the secrets I needed for social interaction.

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