“Formal diagnosis” can refer to a diagnosis of autism or of another neurodivergence (e.g., ADHD).
Some people with formal diagnoses may have known they were autistic or similar beforehand.
Some people without formal diagnoses want one; others don’t. #AutChat
Q1: Do you have a formal diagnosis? If so, what led you to get one? (Or was it a surprise?)
If you don’t have a formal diagnosis, have you considered getting one? Why or why not? #AutChat
Q2: If you have a formal diagnosis, has it helped you? How?
If you don’t have a formal diagnosis, are there pros for you of not having one? #AutChat
Q3: If you have a formal diagnosis, has it had any unexpected consequences? Are any negative?
If you DON’T have a formal diagnosis, do you worry about any potential negative consequences? #AutChat
Q4: Are there any other pros or cons you’ve heard of to formal diagnoses? To not getting formal diagnoses? #AutChat
Questions for this #AutChat were written by @theoriesofminds.