My name is Jessie Aiton and I am also known as The Lost Girl
It's so nice to have you here, for whatever reason you've decided to check out my site.
I'm on the autism spectrum and I was diagnosed later in life, so I know how confusing that whole journey can be.
I have become passionate about connecting autistic women with others, communities and resources in the hopes it helps them to feel less alone as they navigate their way through the labyrinth.
Also, I hope that by sharing my experiences I can educate others on the importance of spotting autism and neurodiversity earlier and reducing stigma surrounding how autism in women can present (for it can be a pretty tricky thing to spot to the untrained eye).
A Lost Girl traditionally means an undiagnosed or unidentified autistic woman.
So in that sense, we are all lost girls and to be finally found is a great thing.
But to me, a Lost Girl is also a tad more than that; she is a concept.
I believe every autistic woman has a Lost Girl inside of her.
A Lost Girl is who we truly are and who we have always been.
Now we know what we are, we have an opportunity to find her; and what's most exciting is that we get to do that together.