This thesis aims to understand how autistic people experience and understand themselves in everyday life, seen in the light of the societal and historical conditions, that surround them. This generates the question: How is autism and being autistic, experienced, and understood in an everyday life setting?The thesis is founded in a critical psychological framework, which allows us to turn our subjects of investigation into our research point of view, wherefrom we can obtain knowledge about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in their everyday life through a first-person perspective. Our research practice is fundamentally dialogical and participatory. Therefore, the affected subjects are considered fellow researchers. We understand human development as historically and concretely conditioned, which means the objective of this thesis is to look behind the subject’s problems, and the conditions that make up the problems in their everyday life.The theoretical perspective from this thesis is based upon critical psychology and is used to analyze our fellow researchers’ self-understanding and conduct of their everyday life. Analytical strategies include a condition, meaning and justification analysis as a tool to understand the subjects of investigation as actively acting agents. By analyzing how our fellow researchers’ conditions, meanings and justifications are connected, we get an understanding of the how’s and why’s in their conduct of life. The empirical foundation of the thesis is based upon seven semi-structured interviews and one diary entry. Our fellow researchers consist of eight autistic people, one man and seven women, in the ages from 17 to 47.In conclusion to the problem at hand, we have clarified a first-person point of view insight into how autism is experienced and understood. Autistic features are expressed in very different ways and varies throughout life. Therefore, autism should be understood as fluid and interacting. The everyday life of our fellow researchers can be challenging and appear conflictual, but also be enormously rewarding if a state of well-being and a balanced energy is present. Our fellow researchers strive in different ways to achieve a state of well-being in a world that does not always make sense to them. As a result, they are constantly finding new ways and solutions to come to terms with the limitations they experience in their everyday lives by creating new scopes and opportunities to make their daily life work.