Today, after an appointment that lasted nearly 5 hours, and included extensive interviewing, some testing and observation of me, I sat and listened to a very very lovely woman say the words:
“It’s clear that you fulfil the criteria for a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
I am officially diagnosed as autistic as of today. At this moment I feel a mixture of total relief and utter exhaustion.
My head needs to do a lot of processing now. But this is very very very good news.
I will return when I have more words.