The Relief of Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Diagnosis in Adults

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Sethno
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08 Sep 2015, 12:16 pm

AspieUtah wrote:
AutismDigest.com wrote:
At a recent forum for professionals who provide services to special needs populations, my friend, Jack approached a representative from our regional single portal entity. He asked what the process would be for an adult male, in his early 40s, who’d recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, if that person were to apply for services.

“Well, that would never happen,” the representative said. “Autism is always diagnosed in childhood.”

“Just say that it did …” my friend tried again, “just hypothetically.”

The man shrugged. “It wouldn’t.”

“But, “ Jack stammered. “But …” His face got red and hot, his palms rubbing against the denim of his jeans. “But …” He didn’t hear what else was said, as he fled the room, unable to say what he was thinking: “But I’m autistic. And I just got diagnosed a month ago....”

AutismDigest.com: "The Relief of Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Diagnosis in Adults" (February/April 2015)
http://www.autismdigest.com/the-relief- ... -in-adults


Would you please provide a full link to the webpage you copy and pasted from, not just the URL of the webSITE? I'd like to read the article...

And possibly try to contact the author.


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08 Sep 2015, 1:18 pm

Wow, people are serious about the early-intervention thing. The Star of The Month on the AutismDigest.com home page was diagnosed "when he was born."


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08 Sep 2015, 6:58 pm

Sethno wrote:
AspieUtah wrote:
AutismDigest.com: "The Relief of Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Diagnosis in Adults" (February/April 2015)
http://www.autismdigest.com/the-relief- ... -in-adults

Would you please provide a full link to the webpage you copy and pasted from, not just the URL of the webSITE? I'd like to read the article...

And possibly try to contact the author.

The very last line of his post, is a link to the webpage.




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