Diagnosing adults with autism

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No two people with autism spectrum disorder ASD have the exact same set of symptoms. ASD is referred to as a spectrum because of the variety of its signs and symptoms, and their differences in severity. Some people with ASD experience symptoms that make daily life difficult. Similarly, they may not notice that they feel or behave differently, but others around them may notice that they behave or act differently.

Everything you need to know about autism in adults

Autism in adults: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis

If you think you may be autistic, you might want to get a diagnosis. There are many online 'autism tests' available, but none of these can guarantee accuracy. Perhaps you have read something about autism, or seen a programme on TV, and think it describes some of your own experiences. It's quite common for people to have gone through life without an autism diagnosis, feeling that somehow they don't quite fit in. Many people learn to cope with life in their own ways, although this can be hard work. Some people see a formal diagnosis as an unhelpful label, but for many, getting a timely and thorough assessment and diagnosis may be helpful because:. It may help you and your family, partner, employer, colleagues and friends to understand why you may experience certain difficulties and what you can do about them.

Why adults need an easier path to autism diagnosis

When I was 4 or 5 years old, my parents told me there was no Santa Claus. These children were being lied to, and lying was wrong. Your parents buy you presents, not Santa; they are lying to you!
Learn more about the symptoms of autism in adults here. Autism is generally characterized by social and communication difficulties and by repetitive behaviors. Signs of autism occur in three main areas:. Adults with autism who are high functioning may have only mild challenges, which are sometimes mistaken for symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD ; others may have more severe symptoms, like impaired spoken language. No two people with ASD will have the same symptoms manifested in the same way.