Welcome at the website Doctors with Autism. Why this website? Because there are also doctors who get the ASD-diagnosis. Even though it seems there aren’t. Most doctors with an autism diagnosis hide their diagnosis. When I received the diagnosis, I had already passed the age of 40. I had been working for years as a primary care physician (also called Family Doctor or General Practitioner).
As a diagnosis, autism has only recently gained familiarity with the general public. In the past, autism was often thought to coincide with mental retardation. Lately, more and more intelligent adult men and women have been being diagnosed with autism. By the time of their diagnosis, they’ve often been engaged professionally for years. In my case not – and thus not necessarily – in ICT.
The website artsenmetautisme.nl went online on 17 November 2016.