Miyuki

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So I’ve been thinking that I was autistic for quite a few years now and just recently got testing done and the ADOS test don’t a couple months ago. Finally got the results around a month ago and they said that I’m on the cusp of the spectrum. I’m like hmm… I’m my head I’m pretty sure I am autistic and seeing the results is conflicting because technically I’m on the right track but I’m not “autistic enough” to fit into the spectrum? But I do know that the ADOS test doesn’t really include research and testing on black autistic girls so idk honestly. Getting a second opinion soon

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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  • MissWilwarin

    178d

    I’m self diagnosed, but the only reason I’m seeking a “professional” diagnosis is so I can get assistance with school. Definitely a good idea to get that second opinion. And even if another professional comes back with the same results, it’s really about how you feel and identify. People are more complex than a test can identify.

    • Miyuki

      178d

      yes I agree. I think I may need the help that comes with this since it is a disability. Also seeing the diagnostic tests and the questions they asked aren’t really as thorough as they should be. Especially considering I only saw the Dr once for a ADOS test. Other than that I think there were a lot of things missed out of the testing and also things I forgot to say due to my short term memory issues so. It’s a difficult ride but I’m still trying

  • rj.crow

    178d

    Maybe try the tests on embrace autism and talk to that doctor. They have a test specifically for masking along with their regular test. They’re in Canada so insurance may not cover the doctor if you don’t live there, but the tests are free on their website.

    • Miyuki

      178d

      oh I’ve heard of them but I forgot the name awhile back. I been meaning to search for their site again to see if testing was available . It sounds promising?

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