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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!“
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.