So it’s World Autism Awareness Day today. I have been reading recently about the use of the term “awareness” and how “acceptance” might be a better term. I’m not sure how I feel about that yet being so new to the spectrum! I certainly feel that there needs to be more awareness about females on the spectrum and how they differ from males, however now I have my diagnosis I would like to be accepted for who I am. I don’t want to be cured, treated or changed in any way, I would just like some help in learning how to best cope with my difficulties and maximise my abilities.