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

deannadeanna Member Posts: 17 Connected
edited October 2018 in Autism and Aspergers
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.


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 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 take care

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,492 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @deanna welcome to the community!

    Sorry to hear this. We will help you anyway we can! :)
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  • deannadeanna 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_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 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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