a community and resource for all late-diagnosed and self-diagnosed neurodivergent people: autistic, ADHD, bi-polar, dyslexic, dyspraxic and all those who do not identify as neurotypical

Discovering that you are neurodivergent, and have always been, can be a shock, after years of struggling.  It brings all the emotions with it – anger, relief, joy, maybe you’re reflecting on your past and viewing it through a new lens.

We hope this website helps you while you are finding out that you can now be more yourself than you have ever been, with pride, and with your community.

If you would like to join our Facebook community groups set up specifically for late-diagnosed neurodivergent people, you’ll find the links at the bottom of the page.

We have an A to Z of neurodivergent language on our Glossary page – sensory overload, meltdowns, spoon theory, camouflaging, rejection sensitivity, identity-first language – understanding and remembering so many new terms can be overwhelming when you’re a newly diagnosed autistic or ADHDer. On the glossary page you will find an extensive index of definitions on neurodivergence-related terms.

If you would like to read in more depth on neurodiversity, neurodivergence and co-occurring conditions, you will find further reading suggestions and links under the Information page.

On our Experiences page you will find some extremely honest and personal accounts from autistic and other neurodivergent people. They have shared them so that you realise you are not alone. We are your community. And this IS a community website, so whilst it was developed by one person – me – Emma Buckland, it’s not about me, it’s about all of us. In the interests of transparency, if you want to know a bit more about me, you’ll find it under About Me, at the bottom left corner of this page.

If you decide you’d like to share your own experience (anonymously unless you choose otherwise), please complete the form on the Share page and we will be in touch.