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Yesterday I got tested for autism. For some time I've been unsure if I have it (obviously I couldn't have known for sure either way as I hadn't been tested), and after reviewing the test during my session she says it's most likely I have it. I also talked through many of the questions with her to make sure I answered them properly and so she got a much better idea of how these things affect me. I won't know the official results until next Wednesday as the process of fully sorting the test takes a bit, but she said it really seems from what she's looked at she knows the answer, and it's that I have it, but I wanted to disclose that it's not absolutely certain. In the past all my diagnosis' came after I already knew with almost absolute certainty I had them, often with my therapist verbally confirming I have them some time before the testing, which gave me time to learn about them and also reflect on how these labels lined up with my experience. The thing is, I still don't know that much about autism. I have two close friends who have it and they have talked to ne about it, but I also have dissociative amnesia so it's hard to remember specifics. I'm also just scared to claim this label, should the diagnosis come, because I am worried about taking up space I don't need, that others could benifit more from. I'm also afab, and masking has always been an integral part of my life. When I brought up to my dad we were getting tested and might have it he said "I think that would've come up before now" and it did, but I was abused significantly as a child, and so I had to learn quickly to not express certain emotions at all, and that definitely didn't leave room to express nuerodivergance. I did however experience issues that if I get diagnosed stemed from autism often when I was away from home, especially with my peers. What are good resources to help me learn or do you have infromation or tips to offer?

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    • KabdiSystem

      634d

      @CaptainHolmes It depends on the therapist. A friend of mine had to go through 3 hours of testing with reading a story, trying to identify emotions in pictures of faces, and other stuff. I did a one hour test that was related to my experiences and persecutions now and as a child.

    • CaptainHolmes

      634d

      Was it hard to get tested and was it a long process? A friend has suggested I might have autism because she has it and we have a lot of similarities. A few internet quizzes gave me "its likely" results, but Im not sure how accurate any of that is. Ive been low key wondering if I should get tested.

      • KabdiSystem

        634d

        @CaptainHolmes It depends on the therapist. A friend of mine had to go through 3 hours of testing with reading a story, trying to identify emotions in pictures of faces, and other stuff. I did a one hour test that was related to my experiences and persecutions now and as a child.

    • aevyn

      636d

      My therapist recommended I get tested for autism because I show signs of it, but I am choosing not to for now because I don't need another diagnosis in my life. Most of my behaviors are not severe enough to really have a negative impact on my life, so for now ignorance is bliss!

      • Tetra

        634d

        @aevyn having a diagnosis doesn't rly affect anything other than making it easier to get treatment

    • tatertot731

      636d

      i’ve thought for a little while that i may be autistic too. try to surround yourself with people that’ll accept your unmasked self so u can feel less stressed. also once you know your specific traits and what u need more help on, look around for what accommodations are available or helpful!

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