TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains conversations about dysfunctional relationships within a family which could be upsetting to some listeners so listener discretion is advised.
In this episode of Seen Heard Accepted, we discuss how we grew and became a functioning family after finding out our neurodivergent diagnosis, how that diagnosis has helped us understand each other and how we’ve taken that growth to other relationships in our life.
Have you or someone in your family been diagnosed with Autism or ADHD? Do you suspect that you or someone in your family is Autistic?
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains conversations about anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD.
Our Neurodiverse family is made of a combination of diagnosed and self-diagnosed Autistics. Those of us who are Autistic didn’t we were Autistic until later in life. Our two oldest children Madi and Morgan were diagnosed at 18 and 17 years of age and our youngest Theo and Mum, Tanya, are still waiting for an official diagnosis (although our lived experience of Autism in our family has led us to self-identify that we are Neurospicy).
This week we have a round-the-table discussion about our experiences with:
What it was like to grow up as an undiagnosed Autistic in a neurotypical world.
Some of the early childhood signs of Autism that went unrecognised and why Autism was not identified earlier.
What the ADOS test was like from two perspectives (the kid’s test and the adult test).
Common myths about being Autistic.
Differences in strengths and difficulties within our family.