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how did you get diagnosed with autism? i am going to have a neurological exam soon, very nervous but i think im autistic..

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    • Katty

      625d

      Neurological exams usually cannot tell. Those are usually done to diagnose tourettes, seizures, Parkinson’s, or other neurological disorders. Autism is a Neurodevelopmental disorder and as such is usually diagnosed by neuropsychologists or sometimes other psychologists. I was diagnosed by a neuropsych. It cost $5,000 and a 9mo wait. I don’t recommend doing an official diagnosis unless you need the accommodations or assurance. If you do proper research on autism and the community makes you feel understood/supported, you can just self-diagnose.

    • m__

      624d

      i got mine from clinical trials and exams when i was a young age. i recommend getting an actual autism diagnosis

    • KendraRobotrix

      625d

      I was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at a very young age, so I don't really remember all of it.

    • Katty

      625d

      Neurological exams usually cannot tell. Those are usually done to diagnose tourettes, seizures, Parkinson’s, or other neurological disorders. Autism is a Neurodevelopmental disorder and as such is usually diagnosed by neuropsychologists or sometimes other psychologists. I was diagnosed by a neuropsych. It cost $5,000 and a 9mo wait. I don’t recommend doing an official diagnosis unless you need the accommodations or assurance. If you do proper research on autism and the community makes you feel understood/supported, you can just self-diagnose.

      • Wednesday_7

        625d

        @Katty Same, I had a three month wait to see a neuropsychiatrist and it was like 15k (w/o insurance). Most of their diagnosis was based off a pdf of all the experiences that made me consider myself autistic, so sdx is usually correct and valid.

    • vlynz

      625d

      i really wish i could help, i really hope someone can 😅 i have mine scheduled in may- i’ve been told by so many doctors that i am but we’ve been on the waitlist for over a year to get a neuro exam. i hope the best for you !

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