hi my name is abbie im newly diagnosed december 2018.
does anyone have any advice
Welcome to the journey and there are lots of other sites, books and videos (you Tube, TED Talks) that may help you identify and understand your commonality with others and uniqueness.
Some sites I found are :-
Plus my background reading in the introductory thread - https://community.autism.org.uk/f/introduce-yourself/14958/newbie-on-the-journey-to-full-diagnosis
There are also TED Talks videos I have found interesting too.
Hope this helps you and others here