My teenage child was recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I attended every appointment and as the psychologist asked questions I found that I could relate to pretty much all of it. It seemed to apply to me. I believe that I am autistic. This would explain my ongoing confusion and struggles within relationships and life in general. Being a middle aged female I can understand why it was never picked up by my parents and teachers.
My questions are – Is it worth getting an actual diagnosis for myself? (Bearing in mind that it cost about $1800 to get the diagnosis for my child) and Can you relate to this at all – Self diagnosis/diagnosis as an adult?
I am currently receiving support from my counsellor and a handful of friends, so I’m not really looking for that support – more like someone who has gone through this too. Thanks.
Posted anonymously, 6th September 2021