In December 2022, I received the formal diagnosis of something that I had suspected for years.
There it was, in black and white, a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the information, but it did prompt a period of reflection. How had autism affected my career and those around me?
I qualified as a childcare social worker in the 1990s and soon learned that social work required honesty, but not too much honesty.