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Syd.The.Space.Sloth

799d

I meet with my doctor in a few days and I'm really hoping to pursue an autism diagnosis so that I can get access to the accommodations I need. The problem: my mom doesn't believe me. She says I'm too good at socializing to be autistic and won't even hear me out because "she was a special ed teacher so she knows better than me" about my own brain. It's upsetting but my main question is: how can I convince her and my doctor to let me at least get tested?

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    • Syd.The.Space.Sloth

      799d

      To Daisy: I will definitely do some extra research, but that also leads to a problem: my mom thinks that I just "look too much into things" and it's because I have so much time alone to research and "convince myself I have something". But, the research can definitely help convince my doctor, who might be able to help convince my mom. Thank you <3

    • neo

      799d

      My guardian said the same thing except for she wasn't a special teacher she was in med school I later got diagnosed the same year that I left her home it can be extremely difficult to get a diagnosis but definitely write down every single symptom and if they ask you if you like trains say yes even if you don't because it's not the real question there

    • Romii

      799d

      Writing down notes and organizing your thoughts can help you convey your concerns to your doctor and shows that you’ve put in a lot of research and thought

    • Syd.The.Space.Sloth

      799d

      To Daisy: I will definitely do some extra research, but that also leads to a problem: my mom thinks that I just "look too much into things" and it's because I have so much time alone to research and "convince myself I have something". But, the research can definitely help convince my doctor, who might be able to help convince my mom. Thank you <3

    • daisy13

      799d

      Feel free to contact me at any time.

    • daisy13

      799d

      I would research and find symptoms of autism in females because oftentimes social behaviors are different in individuals. For example i can communicate typically but i am still autistic. Also research self diagnosis i know accomodations can't occur with self diagnosis but it can help in the meantime.

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