There are so many different situations and different ways to tell people that you’re autistic - there’s doctors, parents, teachers, friends, partners, how you phrase it, how long you wait to tell them. What do you do? I talk about being autistic so much and it’s such a fundamental part of my life that I often forget that someone doesn’t know! I normally blurt it out as soon as possible. I haven’t figured out how to have that discussion with employers (other than working here, where being autistic is a requirement). Sometimes, especially in dating, someone will compliment me on something like, my knowledge about a special interest, and I’ll say something like “thanks! that’s because I’m autistic!”. They’re normally caught off guard by my confidence and I find it really funny.
What do you do?