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Hi! I’m a 25 year old female and I was diagnosed with ASD about 6 months ago. I had to get a second opinion in order to get diagnosed - so I am afraid people don’t believe me when I talk about having autism. Does anyone else have a similar experience?

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    • cannoli

      793d

      @bongmaster thank you! Yes I can imagine your difficulties as well, I’m happy you’re able to live as you want now and that you were also able to find someone to diagnose you! 🤗

    • bongmaster

      793d

      absolutely. i'm transmasculine, so growing up with an afab brain my behaviors were shrugged off because i did well enough in school and made friends. i don't have an official diagnosis since getting one as an adult & a trans person is very difficult (as i can imagine it was for you as an adult woman), but other autistics believe me & support my experiences. the autistic online communities out there are super awesome, and being an autistic woman comes with unique challenges in a male-dominated diagnosis, so it's a great place to talk to other people about your experience! you are just as autistic as anyone else, and i'm glad you were able to get a diagnosis!

      • cannoli

        793d

        @bongmaster thank you! Yes I can imagine your difficulties as well, I’m happy you’re able to live as you want now and that you were also able to find someone to diagnose you! 🤗

    • rebelflamingo

      794d

      This is very relatable! My first time trying to get diagnosed the team I went to was extremely dismissive of all of my apparent symptoms and discarded my test results because they believed I was lying. This was all because my mom never saw any developmental delays. They misdiagnosed me with Schizoid Personality Disorder and said “You basically have the adult version of asperger’s”. (Like wtffff😭)

      • cannoli

        794d

        @rebelflamingo yeah what the heck! It was weird cuz my parents assessment of me as a child actually DID indicate I was autistic, but then the doctor seemed to think that I was just too good at masking

    • MarisolLuna

      794d

      I’m 18, and even my own mother didn’t believe my diagnosis because I was never developmentally delayed.

      • cannoli

        794d

        @MarisolLuna Yeah the first person I went to said I “couldn’t have autism because I was verbal and too old”

        • MarisolLuna

          794d

          @cannoli Exactly. I was in my school’s gifted program from kindergarten to eighth grade. But I’m still autistic!

    • raccooninabucket

      794d

      yes! I talked to people about it though and if they aren't supportive then they might not be right for you. Even my friends had a few questions but they know I don't kid around about diagnosis

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