Living with autism in Dubai: How expats on the spectrum go through their life

Autism diagnoses range across levels, and each individual on the spectrum is unique

Dubai: Living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), no matter where you fall on the spectrum, gets that much harder if you don’t know what’s going on. Whether one falls on the ‘high-functioning’ level or the non-verbal non-responsive level of the spectrum, diagnosis is the first step to feeling like you belong – that you are not alone, as these Dubai residents can attest.

I have always felt different, I have always wondered why I felt out-of-place, like I didn’t belong.

– Cosmina, Dubai expat with ASD

Source: Gulf News