At 33 years old, I quit my 13th job in 15 years, crawled into my childhood bed, and gave up. For the next three years, I was homebound and suicidal until a chance diagnosis of autism at 36 saved my life.
All of the work that I do, research, writing, speaking, consulting, is in in an effort to improve the quality of life for autistic adults, including my own.

A collection of published pieces by Becca Lory Hector

Thriving While Autistic – Creating A Quality Self Defined Life

This piece was originally published by Spectrum Life Magazine. Nine years ago, at the ripe old age of thirty-six, I was diagnosed with autism. It was a gorgeous, sunny, spring afternoon in May when my life changed forever. I remember the weather in particular as it’s been an enthusiasm of ...

A Paycheck Isn’t Enough: Why How Autistics Feel About Work Matters

This article was originally published by The Advocate's Mic. The word ‘work’ conjures up memories, both good and bad, no matter who you say it to. We have all had that one workplace where we loved our co-workers, the work wasn’t so bad, and our boss was awesome. Likewise, we ...

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