The Lost Girl


My name is Jessie Aiton and I am a late-diagnosed woman on the autism spectrum based in Melbourne, Australia.

Formally diagnosed at age 34, I have become passionate about autism in women and our unique experience both leading up to and after diagnosis or self-identification. 

Since discovering I am on the spectrum, it has become important to me to contribute back and assist other autistic women, particularly those who may not have anyone else to speak with about their experience of being diagnosed or identified later in life. 

One of the ways that I have always loved to connect with others is via a cup of tea, as I believe there is something warm and inviting about talking over a cuppa.

Hence, I set up Have a Cuppa With Me.

A Lost Girl is an undiagnosed or unidentified autistic woman. However, to me, a Lost Girl also represents identity.