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Hi to all. How do you know if you have autism?

Sparklebright63
Sparklebright63 Scope Member Posts: 182 Courageous
edited December 2021 in Autism and neurodiversity
How do you know if you have autism one of my cousins has it and wondered if i could have some of the Symptoms of it?

I hate been frustrated by a lot of things and i am also a perfectionist by nature.??????
Always have been always will be have to clean the bungalow in order of Jobs.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    The first point of call would be speaking to your gp 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,383 Disability Gamechanger
    There are many different signs and characteristics of Autism. As janer said, you can speak to your GP to ask if they will refer you but before doing that you should start by doing some research yourself.
    If your GP agrees to refer you do be aware that the waiting lists for the assessment is a few years at least.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Sparklebright63

    Thanks for reaching out to us. I appreciate that it must feel daunting initially to recognise symptoms in yourself. As @janer1967 and @poppy123456 have said, your first point of call would be your GP. Your GP can then refer you to other services if they deem necessary. I hope this helps to clarify your next steps but if you have any other questions or just need our support with navigating this, please don't hesitate to reach out to us again soon  :)
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