Dear Beautiful – A Letter to the Newly Diagnosed (Autistic)

Dear Beautiful,

Congratulations on finally discovering the truth. I just want to remind you that you are amazing.

I hope your doctor sat you down and told you that this diagnosis does not make you broken. Mine pointed out that a lot of my skills come from being Autistic.

May this information bring you more self compassion, as you learn to respect your limits. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t be afraid to do things for yourself. Make your own miracles.

Autism is forever. Accepting this fact will bring you peace of mind. Be empowered by this information. Don’t let it break you.

You can let the finality of this diagnosis knock you down. You can get torn up over why it took so long o find the truth OR you can get up and own it.

Focus on and grow your strengths. Do what you love with all your heart even if it doesn’t make you money. If you can turn something you love into a career – even better.

Learn your weaknesses but don’t fixate on what you can’t do. Have self compassion, be kind to yourself and respect your limits.

Read articles by other positive and encouraging Aspies online. The  online Autistic community is amazing and supportive. If you have a question, somebody out there has your answer.

The world needs all kinds of minds. We are unique, but not unlike Einstein, Tesla, Mozart, and many other artists and thinkers who came before us.

Most of all – don’t be ashamed of who you are. Think different – it is your greatest strength.

With Love,

“Anna”

Anonymously Autistic

 

 

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29 thoughts on “Dear Beautiful – A Letter to the Newly Diagnosed (Autistic)”

  1. Very nice post, Anna 😊 It felt like you were sitting beside me, talking to me, for I’m going through this stage right now (Friday–3 days from now–is the official verdict!) Very sweet and comforting ❤️

    Hugs/high-fives (whichever you prefer) 😉
    ~The Silent Wave Blog writer

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  2. I’m not on the spectrum but I read your posts to learn about it and wanted to thank you for being a positive anything on the internet! I can imagine this message would give great comfort to someone coming to the end of the diagnosis period.

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