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Meremomo

734d

Recently, I suspected that I may be autistic. But I’m scared to get an official diagnosis because of the discrimination that I would face after. Should I still go through with it?

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    • Meremomo

      730d

      @katyrosso thank you 💕

    • katyrosso

      733d

      anyone who discriminates you for that you shouldnt let stick around. you are still the same you with or without the diagnosis.

      • Meremomo

        730d

        @katyrosso thank you 💕

      • Meremomo

        733d

        @katyrosso thank you! 💕

    • ChickenGirl1204

      733d

      I think anyone that's going to scorn you for having autism or even getting a proper diagnosis doesn't understand how it appears differently in people. I know some people with autism who are very similar to how movies/shows portray it, but I also know ones who are savants/highly intelligent people. I say if it makes you feel better, get diagnosed and your real friends/family won't think anything otherwise. 💕☺️ There's more to you than just a diagnosis.

      • Meremomo

        733d

        @ChickenGirl1204 thank you! 💕

    • darkdoula1972

      733d

      I found out at 48. No one treats me differently. It was my view of it for the first few months. I adjusted and I'm much kinder to myself now.

      • Meremomo

        733d

        @darkdoula1972 ah ok, I understand better now. Thank you! 💕

    • shibby

      734d

      I think you definitely should. The unknown tends to eat away at people. And if you get diagnosed then you were right with your gut feeling but if not then no worries anyway!

      • Meremomo

        733d

        @shibby that’s true, I never considered that. Thank you! 💕

    • Baby_Cactus

      734d

      I actually was going to get tested prior to Covid happening. A lot of the ways we can shut down with anxiety can look like autism. It’s something I’ve wondered too! I agree with loveshespoke, especially if you’re in school. Because with a diagnosis you can get accommodations that support the way you learn. Like for my ADHD and anxiety, I can walk out at anytime. I can schedule a separate testing location so I’m not distracted by others. Etc.

      • Meremomo

        733d

        @Baby_Cactus I’m not in school anymore, so I guess I missed out in that way. Thank you for your advice, I’ll definitely consider it more closely. 💕

    • loveshespoke

      734d

      If knowing would brig you some sort of comfort or peace, then yes. Absolutely.

      • Meremomo

        734d

        @loveshespoke thank you for your advice 💕

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