drac

346d

my coach doesn’t think i have asd but i just relate way too heavily to pretty much every symptom of it to believe her. + i have a feeling she only thinks that because of my masking. i just really don’t think im wrong about this,, nothing had ever made sense my whole life until i told myself i could be autistic and i’ve been doing research for years, i think about this literally every single day. should i continue to seek out diagnosis and find a real therapist? or should i stay with her???

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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  • Amaryllis

    346d

    In my opinion, unless it’s someone who is an autism specialist and has given you tests or observed you over time, they shouldn’t tell you s#it about what you are or aren’t. If you think you are and want a diagnosis, then pursue one b

  • Emo_Enby_99

    346d

    You should ask to be referred to a specialist for testing, if you're not it was just whatever, but if you are it'd help you qualify for more benefits

  • SAMHAIN

    346d

    One thing I've found helps immensely and is still inteinsically part of the western autist experience: self-dx and being your own advocate. Try going to aspietests.org or embraceautism.net and take the whole battery of tests, especially the CAT-Q, and then save and print your results and show them to your doctors. If you score high-aspie, every test's results page will show a warning message that you should seek professional diagnosis. Just printing your results and letting the organization's warning speak for itself/you could be enough to actually get you the proper attention you need. Doctors can be pigheaded and slow to admit missing things or being wrong or having a patient get something before them. Let them feel like theyre telling *you* to follow their referral 🙄👍

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