A unicorn in a world of horses.

I am a 47 year old, who was diagnosed as autistic at the age of 35.

I have a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese and History and a Postgraduate Diploma in History. I went to Japan when I was 21, as part…

In 1991, I remember a funeral notice for a workmate of my father’s that read “Pipia, Helmut Friedrich Franz. Loved husband of Beverley….” And the concluding note was, “Sleeping peacefully, free from pain, We would not wake him to suffer again.”

I have had a friend on social media for…

I remember a scene from a movie where a white redneck was sitting in a cafeteria in the USA, when a small Black American guy walked inside. He was too little to attend school, and the American redneck demanded that the guy’s father publicly whip him for entering the cafeteria…

When I was six, I remember my grandfather telling me, when a program came on, that featured people eating snails, that that day, July 14, was Bastille Day. …

Just recently, I heard my three year old nephew say that no girls were allowed in his area. My nephew is a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew (his neurotypical Uncle Jimmy has a female partner, his autistic uncle is single) and he has a mother, two grandmothers, a…

On Saturday, September 13, 1874, three of my ancestors (my maternal grandfather’s paternal grandmother and my paternal grandfather’s maternal grandparents) boarded the Indus for a three month and sixteen day voyage to Australia. My paternal grandmother’s maternal grandmother was pregnant with my great-grandmother at the time. …

Peter Wynn

Diagnosed with autism at 35. Explained a lifetime of difference.

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