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31 Aug 2022, 11:42 am

I got diagnosed with ASD level 1 and mild anxiety. I’m not sure how I feel, but I’ve been on Wrong Planet for a year now and have been scrolling for longer. I’ve known, essentially, but now it’s just in writing.



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31 Aug 2022, 12:39 pm

I often don't know exactly what to say about a diagnosis announcement. I'm sympathetic towards anyone who receives a late diagnosis, because I know that it can be a very difficult adjustment. However, I suppose it's good to gain a better understanding of how your mind works so that you can make the appropriate adjustments and live the best life possible. Also, I hope you are able to get the kind of support you need, if you need any at all.



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31 Aug 2022, 1:38 pm

TheOutsider wrote:
I often don't know exactly what to say about a diagnosis announcement. I'm sympathetic towards anyone who receives a late diagnosis, because I know that it can be a very difficult adjustment. However, I suppose it's good to gain a better understanding of how your mind works so that you can make the appropriate adjustments and live the best life possible. Also, I hope you are able to get the kind of support you need, if you need any at all.


Thanks so much. I don’t quite know how to describe how I’m feeling right now. I am going to look into accommodations for school, and the psychiatrist is going to send me some articles to help me understand myself better.



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31 Aug 2022, 2:47 pm

Yay!!

I’ve been waiting to hear this!!

Congrats, Brains!! :geek:



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31 Aug 2022, 2:52 pm

Congratulations! Now you know for sure.


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31 Aug 2022, 3:12 pm

I hope you can feel that things make a little more sense now.



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31 Aug 2022, 4:16 pm

Congratulations!

And remember that the only thing the diagnosis definitely changed was your self-awareness.


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31 Aug 2022, 5:11 pm

A diagnosis can confirm what you already knew but it helps in that a treating professional can tell you stuff about autism and associated things you did not know. That's my experience anyway.



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31 Aug 2022, 9:39 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Yay!!

I’ve been waiting to hear this!!

Congrats, Brains!! :geek:


Thank you :D It has been a long road to self discovery and I feel happy to be officially apart of a group filled with like minded individuals.



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01 Sep 2022, 10:20 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
I hope you can feel that things make a little more sense now.


Thanks! I am entering my path to self discovery. I’m starting to realize why I am the way I am, officially. I’m slowly not masking anymore and embracing my autism. It’s nice.



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01 Sep 2022, 10:27 pm

It may take time to figure out how you feel about it. That is fine. Your autistic brain needs to do what it needs to do.


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02 Sep 2022, 6:11 am

Congratulations! what a relief!


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04 Sep 2022, 11:26 pm

Welcome to the Club! I got my diagnosis several months ago, and I'm old enough to be your mother. I embrace being Autistic. I can't see it any other way. "I think and see the world differently." I live in TWO worlds: The one in reality and the rich world inside my head. I have incredibly vivid dreams, can hear color, can see music .... can quickly process incoming information, and still can't figure out what my sister-in-laws facial expressions towards me mean. Oh well. Anyways, congrats!