This Course Has Moved!

This course, "Turns Out You're Autistic. Now What?" has been updated and expanded. It is now called "Unmasking: First Steps" and is part of The Community.

If you are currently enrolled, you should have received information on how to access our new home and seamlessly continue your learning experience.

New learners can find out more and sign up here.


The journey back to yourself begins now

If you're a late-identified autistic adult, the relief you felt after finding an explanation for *your entire life* often comes with the idea that now, finally, you can be your real, unmasked, authentic self.

But then you may have realized that you don't have any idea who that might be. You've likely spent so long fitting in that who you are and what you like has long faded away.

This course is your guide to rediscovering you.

After you've completed the five lessons in this fun, self-paced course, you will:

  • Have a clear and detailed understanding of the multifaceted person you are, right now.
  • Know with certainty what you enjoy, the things and people that are likely to bring you happiness, and what's important to you.
  • Create a personal roadmap to guide your decisions as you build your future.

By reacquainting yourself with the person beneath the mask, you'll enjoy the peace of mind, confidence, and flexibility that comes with earned self-knowledge. Use the insights and skills you'll develop through this course to re-build your everyday life into one that's designed for you, by you.

Take the first step. Enroll today.

Sound familiar?

These are some of the ways late-identified autistic adults describe living behind their masks.

  • When people ask what I like, I don't have an answer. How do I even know what I like?

  • I know I need a change in my life but I don't know what I want or how to find out.

  • I've been someone else for so long, I don't know where to begin to be myself.

Our Community Members Say...

May C.*

Facebook Community Member

I wanted to say thank you. Your words and methods helped me through a really rough year and helped me grow. I’m back in my job and am a bit more stable now. Things are getting better. They really are!

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Leila R.*

Twitter Community Member

You helped me understand myself. I now know that I am not alone and will never be alone again. It feels so great to be able to understand why. It all makes sense. THANK YOU! I feel better. Today is an epiphany ❤️.

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Jaxon D.*

Twitter Community Member

The course was a very good self-awareness tool. Helpful for those not used to reflective learning. Exercises build up gradually so they may not make sense when you first do them but don't worry! All is revealed later as you build upon your work.

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Diane J. Wright

Diane J. Wright is founder of, the premier resource and community for late-identified autistic adults. Join us and start living your best autastic life.

A Word From Me To You

Hi. I wanted to share with you what the lessons in this course have done for me because my greatest hope is that they'll do the same or better for you too. I created this course because I've been in your shoes. After learning I'm autistic (I was 42 then), I struggled to "unmask" and live the life I wanted. I'd heard that living authentically after a lifetime of fitting in was the best part about finally learning who I am -- but I couldn't seem to get there. Worse, I couldn't find any resources to guide my way. It felt as if I was the first person to ever wonder how I was supposed to move forward to that better, less stressful life, tailored just for me.

So I did something about it.

Nearly three years of research, interviews, trial and error, and study turned into this course. Each lesson is a blend of traditional techniques, observations from my personal experiences, and input from late-identified autistic adults just like you. I condensed our collective knowledge and lived experience into a series of exercises designed to guide you towards your true self. This resource is here for you to use right now. And when you've completed the course, the insight you've gained will be yours for the rest of your life.

As for me, I revisit the techniques you'll learn in this course regularly as a way to stay on track. I really do live my everyday life using the tasks and tips I've included. Honestly, I couldn't have imagined the life I have now in The Time Before. And I want that for you, too.

Many neurodivergent adults have found our way to living happier, healthier lives in a neurotypical world through strategies and techniques like the ones you'll learn in this course. I hope they change your life for the better as they did mine. 💚

The Curriculum

Turns Out You're Autistic. Now What?" has three parts:

  • Part 1 will reintroduce you to yourself -- your true self -- and show you what's important in your life right now.
  • Part 2 offers you the opportunity to interact with your daily life in a new, more attentive way.
  • Part 3 is where your hard work gets activated. You will create a personalized, step-by-step plan for your future based on your discoveries.

This course is your fast-track to a life that meets your intrinsic needs, wants, and preferences so you can meet the demands of your world.

Start the journey back to yourself today.
Enroll now. 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽

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You've waited long enough. Give yourself the gift of rediscovering your true self.