I was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in my 40s. That none of us wake up cured at 18 still appears to mystify some professionals. That we might still benefit from some support, however late the diagnosis, does too. Many of us have garnered a few other labels along the way: freak, geek and weirdo from the bullying fraternity; personality disorder, depressive and awkward sod from the mental health fraternity.
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Please enter your location to help us display the correct information for your area. My whole life I thought there was something wrong with me. My diagnosis changed those thoughts. When I learned about my diagnosis I knew nothing was wrong with me…I knew that I had something very special about me and my life was about to change. My mom and my stepdad were both in the room with me and you could feel the relief that went out the window. All I know for sure is that I finally feel whole and as strange as this might sound, my life makes sense now.
There is no official diagnosis called "mild autism. What exactly do people mean when they use the term? Back in , "infantile autism" was defined, in all cases, as a severe and disabling disorder. No one with an autism diagnosis would be expected to succeed in school, make friends, or hold down a job.
Do you have concerns that you or someone you know may have autism? Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have an autism spectrum disorder that needs professional attention. This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. Please take the time to fill out the below form as accurately, honestly and completely as possible.