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Is it worth getting assesed/reassesed for Aspergers Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) especially as an adult in Australia? When I was a kid I was like one point away from being diagnosed, alot has changed in these fields since then and I have quite a significant symptoms relative to Aspergers. It's expensive to go through a diagnosis as an adult and apparently not as easy as it was when I was a kid, is it worth it?

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    • gravitypulledem

      451d

      I did and it helped me so much with my understanding of myself but it took 3 different GP over 2 years and 3 months of waiting for a psy to get there in Australia. I think it also helps if the people around you are open to self dx having that bit of paper can help with family and friends taking it stress when you say it's too loud or you need that break. It is also connected to so many other things. But it is a long process so you have to be sure of yourself

    • gravitypulledem

      451d

      I did and it helped me so much with my understanding of myself but it took 3 different GP over 2 years and 3 months of waiting for a psy to get there in Australia. I think it also helps if the people around you are open to self dx having that bit of paper can help with family and friends taking it stress when you say it's too loud or you need that break. It is also connected to so many other things. But it is a long process so you have to be sure of yourself

    • thebaddestseed

      458d

      However, if you deal with a lit of self-doubt or need access to certain accomodations, an official diagnosis may not only be validating but could open you up to accessibility services you may need. Ultimately, the ASD community is very supportice and accepting of self diagnoses, so do what you feel like you need to grow.

    • thebaddestseed

      458d

      I've chosen not to, because I simply don't see the benefit of an official diagnosis. My self-Dxing has widened my self-understanding and I've got really supportive family and friends that have listened to me and adjusted how they see me because of it, and that's ultimately all I need. An official Dx would be on my chart and possibly open me up to medical stigma in America which I am afraid of.

    • TOKSIK

      458d

      I have asked my doctor awhile ago about it, they don't know if being fully diagnosed will give any benefit other than confirming a label. This is why I'm only marked as possible at the moment instead of a confirmed diagnosis. Autism Awareness Australia website says it may help get access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or qualify for things like specialised mental health services or support in places like work, tafe or university.

    • Bre19

      458d

      I would say the safest bet is to talk to a professional

    • DitsyDiabetic

      459d

      Idk. I’ll lyk in exactly 13 days. I’m about to go thru it unless something happens

      • DitsyDiabetic

        459d

        @DitsyDiabetic I’m in the usa tho so it should be worse here

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