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WeepingWillow22

705d

I am currently trying to get an assessment for Autism. Does anyone have any tips on advocating for yourself during this journey?

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    • WeepingWillow22

      695d

      @enbypup These are big reasons for me as well. And mainly, to have answers and understanding of certain aspects of my life

    • enbypup

      705d

      I agree with a lot of what was said by Finches_wishes . But also be prepared to be asked why you're seeking the diagnosis. For me, I wanted to be diagnosed because then I could find more community/people to relate to, along with tips and tricks to help me adapt to living in a world built for neurotypicals.

      • WeepingWillow22

        695d

        @enbypup These are big reasons for me as well. And mainly, to have answers and understanding of certain aspects of my life

    • Finches_Wishes

      705d

      What I’ve found best is that even if you don’t have some of the “defining symptoms” it’s best to explain to your provider or assessor that you’ve been living your whole life without being diagnosed or having certain things in place to help you and in not having those in place you’ve adapted to behave or mask in a “normal” way. You’ve changed your mannerisms and thought process to better fit the world around you. This is why autism can sometimes very undiagnosed in the adult world because we’ve adapted to what society deems as a “socially acceptable response”

      • WeepingWillow22

        705d

        @Finches_Wishes Okay! Thank you

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