I’ve had a few people messaging me lately to ask how to go about getting an adult autism assessment. I wrote an Insta post about my own experience a while ago, but here’s some more detail for those of you who are self diagnosed and looking to get a formal diagnosis.
Assessment & Diagnosis
It does feel slightly ridiculous. Though I did enjoy the moment when I told my wife about the school reports and she said, hilariously, “Was the fact that you still have all your school reports, and know where they are, part of the assessment?” (she may be onto something there).
So what’s it like being assessed by a mental health team? A bit like being in one of my psychotherapy sessions, but with two counsellors instead of one. And they’re both complete strangers to me. Oh, and this time, it’s, like, a test…