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I was diagnosed last year with autism. I am in my 50's

deanna Community member Posts: 17 Connected
edited October 2018 in Autism and neurodiversity
I was diagnosed last year with autism. I am in my 50's, so I must be really good at masking or people are blind and prefer to blame for autistic type behaviours.  I have been asking professionals who deal with my two autistic sons for years if I had it too but they all said no.  As I became more affected by physical health problems - and was homeless = more stress - I knew I had to find out if my problems dealing with things were down to autism. So I was finally diagnosed.

Its a journey.  I am still finding ways to help myself. I have to be honest, I wish my eyes had been opened many years ago, would have saved a lot of pain.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @deanna   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear this.  Understand there are many members of our community are similar to give you support and reassurance.

    Have a look at our information, advice on Talk about Specific conditions.

    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

    Hope you find useful. Lots information and stories from supportive members of our community.

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    Please ask if we can advise and help with anything. Some one will know.

    Please take care

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,942 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @deanna welcome to the community!

    Sorry to hear this. We will help you anyway we can! :)
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  • deanna
    deanna Community member Posts: 17 Connected
    Thank you both.  Think I am on the upward stretch now, thank goodness.  Even got specialist therapy via the Royal Maudsley.  So the world is a lot better and there is definitely hope!
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,671 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @deanna
    You might like to read this post by @VioletFenn who wrote about getting an ASD diagnosis at 46 :)
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