Missing piece of the puzzle


I've joined in the hope of understanding both myself and one of my sons. He has always had problems making friends ( as do I ) and his behaviour has become more problematic at home. I raised my concerns with the school and educational psychologist, who agree that he shows signs of being mildly autistic.

The more I read about the autistic spectrum the stronger the feeling grows that I was very much misunderstood as a child and why I feel so isolated as an adult. I want to help my son avoid that sense of not fitting in.

Can anyone recommend any books to read on the subject? Also is it worth asking my GP for a diagnosis for myself. I am 50 now so not sure if it's too late to get any support?