In this video, one of our favorite Youtube creators, Sam, updates us 5 months after her autism diagnosis on how she is doing post-diagnosis. She speaks about revisiting memories of hers from a new point of view, and re-learning to interact with others without feeling inferior or wrong for who she is.
Additionally, she criticizes the notion of “mild autism,” which people have used to describe her autism since her diagnosis. While people who say this might be good-intentioned, it dismisses her experience of the world because she presents well in a neurotypical world. As Sam puts it, “[my] autism is not mild, my autism is always extra spicy!”
Life after autism diagnosis: update
By: Yo Samdy Sam
Initial Air Date: Jun 14, 2019