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Telling my employer about my new autism diagnosis

Foxx7Foxx7 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I have recently been diagnose with ASD but I had my job before getting this... Do I tell my employer.

I work in a school for SEN and love it feel I can really help though my own experience 


  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    @Foxx7, hello and welcome, your doing a great job but suddenly receiving your diagnosis must have been a shock, but also relieve as you now know why you did or reacted to different surcumstances and hopefully with treatment will be able to be a better person in your employment. As for telling your employer it could be wise to as you may need time off for medical appointments ect. So take some advice outside of your workplace, plus see what other members recommend on the forum. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    I think it's your decision whether you tell them or not. ASD isn't something where you would need to attend appointments because there's no treatment for this.

    If you were having issues with coping at work before the diagnosis then yes maybe it will be better to tell them, otherwise personally i wouldn't say anything but this is my opinion of course only you can decide what's best for you.
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  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @foxx7,

    Welcome to the Community!

    there is some information on the Scope website about talking to people at work about your condition. You might find it useful to have a read through this and also contact our Online Employment Adviser.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Foxx7 and a warm welcome to the community. I just want to echo what other people have said and that this is completely your decision. The article that @Joanne_Scope has provided should help. :)
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