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ADULTS – RECEIVING THE DIAGNOSIS

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Receiving an autism diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, especially for an adult who has spent a significant part of their life without knowing they had this condition. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions, such as sadness, anxiety, confusion, and anger. However, it’s important to remember that autism doesn’t define a person, and there are many resources and support available to help manage the challenges that may arise. 

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One of the first things a recently diagnosed person can do is seeking information about autism. There are many organizations and support groups that can provide helpful information about the condition and available treatment options. It’s also important to seek a mental health professional or a therapist specialized in autism to discuss treatment options and develop a personalized plan. 
 
A recently diagnosed person may also want to connect with other adults with autism for support and understanding. There are many online and in-person support groups that can provide a safe and supportive community for those with autism. 

Furthermore, it’s important to remember that autism is not a lifelong sentence. Many people with autism have learned to manage the challenges associated with the condition and have led happy and successful lives. Over time, a recently diagnosed person can learn to accept their diagnosis and develop skills to handle any challenges that may arise. 
 
Remember that you are not alone, and with the right help, you can have a successful, happy, and prosperous life. 

by divershines

by divershines

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