I have Aspergers and I’ve only just begun my journey to understand why my life has been so complicated at times. Being an adult male in the UK means there is nothing available to help you. We are left on the fringes of society without support and no funding. There are a lot of men in the UK at present who desperately want support but are unable to access it.
I’m enrolled as part of the research team for the Adult Autism Spectrum Cohort based at Newcastle University and am an active member helping to build a greater understanding of how adults on the autistic spectrum are surviving in the UK. I use the word surviving because a lot of us have only just received diagnosis and have spent many years in isolation and confused with the world around us. If you know someone or are an adult yourself who’s on the spectrum it would be very helpful if you could enrol yourself to put further data into the research thats currently going on.