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Paul I

Paul had developmental delay as a child, and was diagnosed with an array personality disorders before he received his autism diagnosis at the age of 21. He is currently working at a support organisation, where he gives talks about life on the autism spectrum.

  • Background

    Ethnic background: White British

  • Age at interview 29
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Damian - Interview 03b

    Damian was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome a year ago. He is well educated with a degree, Master's degree and a PGCE, and is now studying for a PhD. Damian lives with his son, 7, who has classic autism.

  • Background

    Damian is a student. He is single and has one child, aged 7. Ethnic background/nationality: British

  • Age at interview 37
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Tim and Julie - Interview 09b

    Tim was diagnosed with autism eight years after a paediatrician suggested that there was a family link between himself and his son. Tim has a very supportive wife and they have two sons who also have autism.

  • Background

    Tim is married and had two children. He works as an IT consultant. Ethnic background/nationality: White British

  • Age at interview 39
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Martin - Interview 10b

    Martin was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome aged 12. His mother and older brother have since been diagnosed too.

  • Background

    Martin, a student, lives with his mother. Ethnic background/nationality: White British

  • Age at interview 16
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Oliver and Suzie - Interview 11b

    Oliver was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome two years ago. His mother and younger brother had also been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome previously. Oliver describes his family as easy going and not concerned about what other people think about them.

  • Background

    Oliver is a student and lives with his partner Suzie. Ethnic background/nationality: White British

  • Age at interview 27
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Richard - Interview 12b

    Richard, aged 22, was diagnosed with autism when he was just over two years old. He lives in independent supported living accommodation.

  • Background

    Richard is 22 years old, single and unemployed.

  • Age at interview 22
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Ian - Interview 13b

    Ian is 22 and was diagnosed with autism with he was 8 years old. He is currently doing a vocational waiting at table course and is interested in palaeontology and film making.

  • Background

    Ian is 22 years old. He is single and is a student. Ethnic background/nationality: English.

  • Age at interview 22
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Christopher - Interview 14b

    Christopher, 17, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when he was 14. Family is very important to Christopher and he will soon start college to do A-Levels in history and law.

  • Background

    Christopher, 17, lives with his family

  • Age at interview 17
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Sam - Interview 17b

    Sam was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome two years ago. He is studying for a PhD and lives by himself.

  • Background

    Sam is studying for a PhD. Ethnic background/nationality: White British

  • Age at interview 26
  • Sex/Gender Male