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36. Late stage dx Autistic w/ ADHD. Non-binary. Collecting hyperfixations like infinity stones. Probably watching theatre or tweeting about autism.
Jul 14 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Sidebar, I hemmed and hawed over whether or not I should tweet about my diagnosis. If an unstructured diagnostic process was valid or held as much weight as a full neuropsych analysis. And ultimately, I decided it was, because I am who I am. (1/4) I have answers to the questions I've always had. I feel affirmed in who I am, and I have a slip of paper and confirmation from a psychologist, should I ever need or embark on any official accommodations. (2/4)
Jul 14 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Just spent the last few hours with a clinical psychologist talking neurodiversity from an adult AFAB point of view. She was able to confidently diagnose me as Autistic w/ combined ADHD. It's a lot to process. She really helped me parse the difference between PTSD and Autism (1/5) and the way they manifest both separately and comorbidly, and the differences between making a call for ADHD, Autism, and/or AuDHD. Her diagnostic method was more conversational and anecdotal but was structured around the ADOS-2 and ADI-R for adults. (2/5)