The ugly duckling grew up believing – falsely – that he was an ugly or defective duck. Eventually the “duckling” learned he wasn’t a duck at all. In the end, the duckling was a perfectly “normal” “average” swan and this knowledge set him free.
At first, some people may feel the urge to run around and tell everybody this new information when they find out they’re autistic. However, disclosing can be very tricky, especially in the workplace.
The beginning of that self-discovery journey and re-learning who I am through that new lens was something that for me was very powerful. It can also be information that can be really shocking and shake someone up. . .