My name is Paula Tilli, and I was born in 1979. Throughout my childhood, I was wondering why I was not like everyone else and why I had to struggle so much with almost everything. Therefore, it was a huge relief when I was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADD at the age of 24.
In 2009, I graduated from the two-year-educational program about autism spectrum conditions in Ågesta residential college in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, I make my living by having presentations about what it is like to live with Asperger’s syndrom from the inside perspective. Up until now, I have had presentations in Sweden, Finland and Kuwait.
I have published a book in Finnish with the title Toisin: Minun Asperger-elämäni (Finn Lectura, 2013) and in Swedish with the title: På ett annat sätt: mina erfarenheter av Aspergers syndrom – ett autismspektrumtillstånd (Sivart Förlag, 2013). In 2015, the book will even be published in English and Arabic. The English title of the book is In Another Way: My Life with Asperger’s syndrome, and it will be published by Kuwait Center for Autism. The book has received excellent reviews and has sold many copies in both Finland and Sweden.