My name is Stephanie Marsh and I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum, in 1995 at the age of eight. Despite professionals being unsure at the time of my diagnosis that I would be able to cope with mainstream education, I not only coped but thrived, going on to achieve an Upper Second Class degree in Criminology with Sociology from the University of Kent. I have been working with children with learning disabilities, autism, epilepsy and various other physical and neurological conditions since January 2009 and am now moving on to a care home specialising in adults with autism and learning disabilities. I am about to move in with my fiancé into our first home together. I have a keen interest in educating other people about Aspergers and also enjoy learning about other conditions. I have been keeping my own blog on life with Aspergers Syndrome since August 2013 and I hope to be a regular contributor on here too.
The views expressed here are entirely my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the British CBT & Counselling Service