Sometimes it isn’t a good idea.

I may seem fully upfront and open about my diagnosis and what autism traits / difficulties I deal with in my daily life. However, I don’t think it’s a good to be open about being autistic. It may be getting better in some ways but prejudice still exists in most aspects of life. I have lost everything every time I’ve been open with another person about what my autism etc is about. The education places didn’t want me. Employers won’t hire openly autistic people. I’ve also lost my home because I opened up to the landlords too much. That is truly why their selling even though they can’t say that because it would be seen as discrimination. They just want me gone by the end of the contract so that they can sell it. Yes, they may want to sell it but they changed once they knew I had autism. I don’t think people even realise their unconscious prejudices seeps out into how they conduct themselves. I’m probably the same but only others see it from an outside point of view. Once you start disclosing autism etc … it’s just a matter of time before you get told you’re no longer wanted in any situation. That’s the sad reality that we live in. I know that I can’t mask or internalise my autism and trauma related behaviours to not be open about them. The last thing I’ve lost is my home soon. I will probably lose more stuff in the future because of prejudice and discrimination. That is how autistic peoples realities play out. I just have to learn to not let it bother me.