I believe that is so very accurate! Many of us have some similarities or we would not be having these conversations, there would be no name for it or a common diagnosis. However we are individuals and our “autism” is as diverse as we are. I also agree with Ginger that it gets further individualized by the ways that we mask, or our learned coping mechanisms, or even our experiences. I was diagnosed in my 40s because my husband saw a documentary and came to a conclusion fairly quickly, that the things he loves most in me are also the things that are wired differently. I am blessed to have him as my champion, that one thing has changed my quality of life completely. Having that one person by my side even though there wasn’t a real understanding, there was acceptance. Now that I have an understanding I can help others search for acceptance.