This paper aims to report the personal experiences of an adult male diagnosed with autism at the age of 48 years.
A personal case study methodology was used to illustrate the journey to autism diagnosis, the experience of diagnosis and post-diagnosis support.
This case study illustrates how stress and mental health difficulties can precede autism diagnosis in adults. The personal experiences detailed highlight how an adult autism diagnosis can bring about positive change, prompting increased self-knowledge and coping skills, improved relationships and. Furthermore, it highlights how a supportive employer can make reasonable adjustments in the workplace to improve productivity of an autistic employee.
This case study has implications for various practice issues, including post-diagnosis counselling and access to support for autistic adults nationally.
This paper provides an original case study highlighting the personal experiences of an adult diagnosed with autism.
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