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.**

10 Tips to Host a Disability Inclusive Halloween

"TRICK or treat" in swirly hand lettering by Nicky Laatz with "TRICK" in "Smoke" Painting and "treat" in "Marigold" Painting by me on a crumpled paper background, with "April Marie Mai" at the bottom

Make sure you’re including everyone in the fun!

[Image Description: “TRICK or treat” in swirly hand lettering by @NickyLaatz with “TRICK” in “Smoke” Painting and “treat” in “Marigold” Painting by me on a crumpled paper background, with “April Marie Mai” at the bottom]