What is this project?

This is the first part of a two part survey.  Please fill in both to complete.  

I am compiling a book and a show to be performed anywhere by any autistic people. It is called Stealth Aspies and attempts to convey the experience of being autistic and what it is like to not know this (until you find out) and what it is like to hide it from the world if you ever do.

I am in no way funded for this project so any money made from the book and show goes my expenses, then to pay my wages for doing it.
In completing this questionnaire you hereby agree to those terms.

I am a 52 year old autistic adult called Paul Wady and you can find out all about me here: www.paulwady.com.

I am also the man behind the Guerilla Aspies show and the Guerilla Aspies - a neurotypical society infiltration manual book.
Both can be found online.

I seek to be a conduit for my kind. So anything contributed will be edited as little as possible if at all. I hope not to change anything, merely tailor it all into a greater whole to form a coherent experience with some sort of narrative.

IF YOU JUST WANT TO SEND ME STORIES THEN BY ALL MEANS PLEASE USE stealthaspies@gmail.com

PLEASE FILL IN THE SECOND SURVEY HERE TOO?  IT HAS MORE QUESTIONS.

Thank you,

P.W..

* 1. Do you wish to remain anonymous?

* 2. If anonymous is there a name you would like to see mentioned in the credits?

Also you have the option of reflecting your gender ID, if any?

* 3. If you wish to be credited, could you please add your name and email address?

* 4. When did you find out you were autistic?   What age where you and in what circumstances?  Please say anything you like about this.

* 5. How do you feel about being autistic or neuroatypical?  
That is, what would you like the world to know about what it is like?

* 6. If you have to hide being autistic, how long have you done this since you found out your true nature?
(You do not have to answer why, but it would be interesting to know?)

* 7. How do you relate to the question HOW DO YOU PRETEND YOU ARE NOT AUTISTIC?  Also, you can answer it directly.  How do you do it?

* 8. In what ways do you feel you can act as if you are not on the spectrum?

* 9. How does being autistic manifest in you socially?  
How does it happen often and also occasionally?
How do you act and how do others respond?

* 10. How much do you think you compromise yourself to the neurotypicals (or non autistics) around you?

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