Thursday, June 21, 2012

Seeking an Autism Diagnosis as an Adult

From The Washington Times' Jean Winegardner.

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- I have Asperger's syndrome. After years of hearing that parents were often diagnosed on the autism spectrum after their children were and reading accounts of autism that applied to me as much as they did to my autistic son, I finally chose to pursue and get an Asperger's diagnosis for myself this year.
As an adult who does not require services and who is pretty effectively indistinguishable from typical adults, some might wonder why I felt the need to get an official diagnosis. After all, such a thing requires a substantial investment of time, money and mental energy. Why bother?

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