2 Oct

How it feels to be diagnosed with autism later in life.

Increasing numbers of adults are coming to find out that they have autism. Even earlier in life, these persons had found themselves to be different in certain ways from most of their social contacts but were unclear as to the reason why. In some cases, the recognition that they have autistic traits and, perhaps, the full condition itself, has happened because a father or mother brought their child for autistic assessment and, in the interview and testing processes of their child, recognized in themselves the items that are positive for autism.

It may also happen that the individual has certain superlative talents, such as musical, drawing, or painting virtuosity, or high level of mathematical skill, that autism related impairments are ignored or minimized. This conundrum, and the pitfalls associated with it, are discussed in the article below.

How it feels to be diagnosed with autism later in life

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