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    How I got my autism diagnosis

    In October of 2021, I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am not one to keep quiet about mental health or other stigmas, so I have already shared my diagnosis with most people in my surroundings. However, one thing that really bothers me is that a lot of people tend to think getting a diagnosis is really easy, and that everyone has “a label” nowadays. This is something that I would like to counteract, so in this post I will be sharing the process I went through to get my diagnosis. I also hope this will offer insight for those who might be considering going into a diagnostic process.

    In order to give you a better picture of what the process was like, I have included dates with every step that I took. I even went back into last year’s diary to look these up. I am sure this will show you that it is in fact not at all easy to get a diagnosis and it takes a lot of patience and perseverance. However, I also want to reiterate that getting a diagnosis can be absolutely worth it and help you a long way. I don’t want anyone to feel discouraged to take on that journey, because for me it was worth every bit of time and energy that went into it.

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