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Why Happy Autistic People Often Can't Get a Diagnosis

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Currently, we only seem to diagnose autistic people who are unhappy, burnt out and traumatized. I believe this is partly because society is often traumatic to autistic people as part of living in a neurotypical world, a world that is not built for us.

For example, even social interactions which may seem simple to neurotypical people can be really tough for autistic people, as it is like everyone else has a rule book of how to interact but we do not have this inbuilt understanding.

When each and every day, we have to face sensory overload as well as numerous social interactions which can often end in rejection, it can be really tough.

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