See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

Proxy

846d

Hey all, So I'm not sure where to start. But I'm a 25 year old female. I haven't been able to get officially diagnosed with Autism, trying to but I'm a college graduate with a successful career and a woman, so it's hard to get many professionals to take it seriously. However it was recommended I get tested when I was four and on by daycare/teachers...parents never did that. Looking to chat about that and other topics related to my interests to try and be my best self.

Top reply
    • piney

      808d

      Im in college...my family never took my autism seriously and got me diagnosed. So, i took charge and got diagnosed at 28yrs. I think you just have to look around and find a professional (or be referred to one) who will take you seriously. If you get bad vibes, look somewhere else.

    • piney

      808d

      Im in college...my family never took my autism seriously and got me diagnosed. So, i took charge and got diagnosed at 28yrs. I think you just have to look around and find a professional (or be referred to one) who will take you seriously. If you get bad vibes, look somewhere else.

    • Proxy

      844d

      SJA: I will see if I can find that. If there are any good websites you used to search please DM me? And yes totally similar situation. Bachelor's degree, fiancee, career, working on buying a house now. I just mask well enough that most people thought I was just an extra serious and quirky child. Thanks.

    • Proxy

      844d

      Mightywolf: thanks! It was a lot of stubbornness and hard work and breakdowns lol. And my awesome pediatrician writing a letter to the disability support services at my school to get me extra time on tests.

    • sja517

      845d

      Hi! I’m a 30 year old woman, and I’m in the process of getting an autism and ADHD diagnosis. I found the neuropsychologist I chose to see by searching for doctors who specialize in diagnosing autism in adults and girls/women; there are some out there who do have that as a special field of interest, since we have historically been more challenging to diagnose. I hear you about the challenge of getting people to take you seriously when you’re successful: I have a master’s degree, career, husband, house, etc., but I’m no less autistic because of all that—just good at masking and finding things that worked for me over the years. Good luck to you!

    • MightyWolf

      845d

      Congrats on making it through college! I only made it one semester 😂😂😂

    • Proxy

      845d

      Thanks Bea 🤗

    • BeaBea

      845d

      ❤️ welcome!

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion