Life In Black And White, A

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01David And Pat Silvester2014082620140827 (RS)

David was diagnosed with Asperger's at 62 and talks about the impact it had on his life.

Clare English speaks to three different people about being diagnosed with Autism in adulthood and explores how the misdiagnosis has impacted on their lives and how life has changed since learning they have this condition. In this week's episode, we hear from David who was diagnosed with Asperger's - a form of autism at the age of 62. David explains how he always felt different and struggle to understand people and the world he lived in. We also hear from his wife Pat who explains the challenges of living with someone who is so rigid in their thinking and simply doesn't get smalltalk or political correctness - which made for some very awkard moments at social occaisions.

02Debi Brown2014090220140903 (RS)

Clare English speaks to three different people about being diagnosed with Autism in adulthood and explores how the misdiagnosis has impacted on their lives and how life has changed since learning they have this condition. In this week's episode we hear from Debi Brown who discovered she was Autistic at the age of 29. Debi explains how her condition affected her career and relationships and how dating is still challenging for her.

Diagnosed with autism at 29 Debi explains the impact late diagnosis has had on her life.

03Aj2014090920140910 (RS)

AJ was diagnosed with autism his mid-60s and explains the impact it has had on his life.

Clare English speaks to three different people about being diagnosed with Autism in adulthood and explores how the misdiagnosis has impacted on their lives and how life has changed since learning they have this condition. This week, we hear from AJ who was in his mid-60's before he finally got a diagnosis. He explains how very different life could've been had his Autism being picked up years earlier and the fears of loneliness that can come with the condition.