By Sue Nelson – 30th November 2022
Journalist Sue Nelson was diagnosed with autism late in life – and it made her see some of her childhood habits and preferences in a completely new light.
No one knew I was autistic as a child but, looking back, there were a number of sensory clues. Apart from a tendency to repetitively stroke soft fabrics or run grains of sand through my fingers, I also found swirling and gentle rocking mesmerisingly soothing.
When I was eventually diagnosed with autism much later in life – at the age of 60 – it gave me a new understanding of how and why I behave the way I do. …