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It’s official! I’m an autistic adult and a Christian!

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…you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God – you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvellously made!

Psalm 139:13

After a few consultations with the relevant professionals, I’ve recently been given a diagnosis of being on the autistic spectrum.

Normally, as far as I can tell, autism is usually diagnosed in childhood rather than adult life. I’m a 46 year old adult male. I have to confess that from my albeit limited understanding of autism, I do recognise some autistic traits in myself.

Upon receiving this diagnosis and learning a little I automatically understood some parts of my childhood and teenage years, right through into adulthood, better. Some questions were answered, mostly the “Why was I like that?” questions. As is the case in such circumstances other questions were also raised in my mind.

As a Christian I’m now looking into what an adult autism diagnosis means for a Christian, how does it ‘fit in’ with my faith? I’ve been looking for articles, resources etc, not just for autism (there are autism resources in abundance) but rather for autism from a Christian perspective.

I will continue my search but if anyone knows of any resources, articles, video clips etc, specifically on autism from a Christian perspective, I’d be grateful if you could point me in the right directions. Now that I have this diagnosis I’d like to better understand myself as God sees me.

 

Many thanks.

Norman

 

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9 comments on “It’s official! I’m an autistic adult and a Christian!

  1. davidhellsten
    February 23, 2016

    I can’t really help, no personal experience, but I wish you every blessing when exploring this new aspect of your life!

    • Thanks for link David. I think that might be one of the few Christian Autism resources I’ve read as I have a subscription to Christianity magazine. I don’t recall it clearly though so will have another look. This would have been published before my diagnosis so may be more relevant to me now. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for comment. Amongst other things I recognised quite extreme social anxiety right from childhood through adulthood, sensitivity to light, sound etc, particular interest in one thing at the expense of others, difficulty if routine changes, very literal thought patterns, ocd, preference to avoid group activity. I believe it’s quite a wide and varied spectrum.

  3. mylifesapark
    September 11, 2016

    diagnosis makes a world of difference, blessings

  4. Richard K
    November 8, 2016

    I am also an adult autistic Christian. I have been blogging about my experience.

    http://hyper-wired.blogspot.com/

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