The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on “being diagnosed with autism in adulthood: a personal case study”.
A commentary on an individual’s personal experiences of being referred to autism assessment services and subsequently receiving a diagnosis of autism in adulthood.
Many individuals are not diagnosed with autism until their adult life, and as a result, miss the benefits of timely introduction of sources of support, such as during their schooling. Receiving an autism diagnosis can come as a relief and promote self-understanding, but availability of high-quality post-diagnostic support services and accommodating employers are both highly important.
A commentary on an original viewpoint is published in this special edition on gender and diversity.
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank Ross Henley for writing and sharing his personal case study.Funding: Nothing to declare.
Tromans, S. and Chester, V. (2021), "Commentary on “being diagnosed with autism in adulthood: a personal case study”", Advances in Autism, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 262-265. https://doi.org/10.1108/AIA-03-2020-0023
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