The road to diagnosis for autistic adults can be a difficult one. Women in particular are often misdiagnosed with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or even psychosis. Reasons given for why we don’t have autism range from being adult, being female, being able to make eye contact, being able to interact, and so on.
This lack of knowledge amongst medical professionals is something we’re targeting as an organisation, and it would be helpful to have your stories to support (or refute) our concerns! If you breezed through the diagnosis process that’s great! And it would be good to know about that too, so others can see it’s not always a struggle.
Whether your journey was hard or easy, if you’d like your story to be considered for publication on this site, please submit upto 750 words to firstname.lastname@example.org
» It’s Okay to Want a Diagnosis!”
» Think you might have Asperger’s syndrome?”
» Asperger’s in Women
» Bullying & Abuse
» Symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome (from an aspie perspective)
» The Triad of Impairments
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