"I realized for the first time that having a diagnosis on the spectrum is not about being damaged or broken as I had thought I was all of those years. It is that I am neurologically different. That is what Autism and Aspergers are. A neurological wiring difference. For me anxiety, bouts of depression,and OCD, were the result of masking, adapting, trying to fit in, rather than honoring the unique talents and gifts that I bring, and who I am..." Nellie