5 Reasons Not to Seek an Adult Autism Diagnosis

5 Reasons You Might Not Want to Pursue an Autism Diagnosis as an Adult in the United States. Disclaimer: This is based on my experiences and knowledge and Autistic experiences vary wildly. By April Marie Mai, Autistic Artist 1/12

There are many adults realizing they have had Autism all along, and thinking about getting a diagnosis. I am diagnosed. For me the pros outweighed the cons. But it’s important that you know the cons as you’re deciding whether or not to get an Autism Assessment.

Don’t make ANY decisions based on this information. Talk with your doctor and lawyer to figure out what is best for you.

**This is not medical or legal advice.**

AuDHD Definition

If you didn't know, Autism + ADHD = AuDHD. @AprilMarieMai [on a blue card with flowers and leaves poking out from behind it]

We’re developing our own terminology. Here’s an important one to know!

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Today’s News – Autistic Moment

Autistic moment: I realized I have to turn music down in order to eat. - April Marie Mai (Keep on Autisticing. The best way to Autistic is to just do it.)

(Today’s News) Autistic moment: I realized I have to turn music down in order to eat. – April Marie Mai (Keep on Autisticing. The best way to Autistic is to just do it.)

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**This is my own experience as an autistic person and is in no way a representation of all autistic people, nor is it saying that non-autistic people may not experience this, too. It was just a super autistic moment that made me laugh, so I’m sharing it.**