You’re not autistic. — bipolarunspecified.com

 

Why do people say that? I hearit all the time. Angry parents can be nasty when I say I’m Autistic. How can I say such a thing while living on my own, talking, and holding a job?

I am an invisible Autistic. We are everywhere, many of us suffer silently because people always accuse us of lying if we try to come out.

It’s impossible for me to speak to someone who thinks that I am lying. I shut down and my words evaporate, making a fool of myself.

Unable to explain or ask for help some of us stop trying. We are “too high functioning” for our opinions to matter but not “functioning” well enough to lead normal lives.

 

She said, “You have Asperger’s; you’re not autistic”.

News flash: Asperger’s is a form of autism. It’s on the spectrum.

But what she probably meant is what a lot of autism moms would mean if they said something like, “You’re not like mychild.”

So, I was autistic on the phone with my family member, I have been all of my life, and I will remain autistic until the day I die.

I find it unfortunate that these stereotypes still exist. I’m supposed to look or behave in a certain way, otherwise there’s no way I could be autistic. I wish more people would pick up a book or listen to actual autistics and not just remember the movie Rain Man.

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12 thoughts on “You’re not autistic. — bipolarunspecified.com”

  1. Do you know of a reliable resource for finding a doctor who can diagnose ASD in adults? I’ve tried searching but just found dead ends for our area, and I’m thinking I maybe just need a different approach. All resources for testing I’ve found are for children.

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    1. It is really hard.

      May I ask where you are located? You may have to make a LOT of calls down lists of Autism specialists in (and in surrounding towns) before you find someone who has experience with adults. Believe me you don’t want someone who only sees children since they may not understand how as adults we modify our behavior. It is worth a trip if you are going to spend the money for a diagnosis since a misdiagnosis would not be helpful.

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          1. Reaching out, no, but I know I’ve poked around on their site and a couple others, hoping to find a listing of doctors or some recommendation for a specific location or way of going about things.

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          2. I reached out to my local chapter and asked for the list of doctors who had experience with adults. There were ONLY 3 in 100 miles. Might be worth a call could help narrow down the search. I hate phone calls but it was a good thing I called.

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