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Hi, my name is DM6789!

DM6789 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi, thanks for reading.

I am a newly diagnosed adult with ASD. Getting this diagnosis in my early 30s has been a bit of a strange ride, but i feel i have accepted it now as part of who i am. Currently going through a PIP tribunal, which is a lot of fun!


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,312 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 
    Good luck for the tribunal 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @DM6789 - welcome to this friendly & supportive community. We have several members like yourself who received an ASD diagnosis as adults. You seem to have taken it in your stride, & yes, it's part of who you are, & a positive & important part. :)
    Sorry you're having to go through a tribunal for PIP, but the good news is the success rate for these is currently good. As Jane says, let us know if you have any questions.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    Hello @DM6789 and a welcome from me to our online community.  How are you doing today?

    I can understand how getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis as an adult was a bit of a strange one for you, however it's great to hear you've now accepted it and I hope it also brought some relief with it and a greater understanding of what makes you, you  <3  We have other members who received an ASD diagnosis as adults and you can read some of their experiences in our Autism and Asperger's category - maybe you'll be able to relate to their words?

    Fingers crossed for your PIP tribunal outcome.  We have a PIP category if you want to ask for any advice/get support along the way - do you have anyone currently supporting you with your claim?

    I look forward to speaking with you some more on the community, and hope you have a fab weekend whatever your plans are :)  Take care.
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