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.**

Autism Awareness Month

"Laughter" by April Marie Mai, Acrylic, and Glitter on Canvas, 24"x24" 2023

How to celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, plus information on what Autism is and what we experience!

Why I Make Autism Content

"Autistics are making content about our lives and experiences because our input has been ignored in studies. It's always been about what others think of us, how they want us to be different. We've learned we were just right all along. We just want to be valued as much as other humans and included in this world that was designed to exclude us." -April Marie Mai

“Autistics are making content about our lives and experiences because our input has been ignored in studies. It’s always been about what others think of us, how they want us to be different. We’ve learned we were just right all along. We just want to be valued as much as other humans and included in this world that was designed to exclude us.”
-April Marie Mai

[Image description: above quote in the middle with pastel watercolor in the background and 6 different flowers in different colors.]

Happy Autism Acceptance Month!

Happy Autism Acceptance Month!

We don’t need awareness, as if it’s a disease. We need understanding, acceptance, and celebration of our differences!