Change after Late Autism Diagnosis

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Question for anyone who received an ASD diagnosis later on in life (late teen years and onward);
What were the most noticeable changes that came after the diagnosis (as a result of it)?

I'm trying to decide whether it's worth going for a consultation to be tested, as I feel a lot in common with many people talking about their autism experience but I don't know if the diagnosis process is worth going through; if I'd benefit from it.
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If your going to go to university (idk how old you are), then definitely look into getting an assessment. There are so many accommodations you can get at uni that are really helpful if you have ASD but you can’t get them unless you have a diagnosis
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Question for anyone who received an ASD diagnosis later on in life (late teen years and onward);
What were the most noticeable changes that came after the diagnosis (as a result of it)?

I'm trying to decide whether it's worth going for a consultation to be tested, as I feel a lot in common with many people talking about their autism experience but I don't know if the diagnosis process is worth going through; if I'd benefit from it.
Hi! I was diagnosed in my late teens and I think if you can get a diagnosis it can really make a world of difference. As well as getting access to support at uni or work like the previous reply mentioned, I found personally that it really helped my mental health, as it identified why I’d always struggled to feel ‘normal’ and showed that so many others were the same as me. I also understood more about myself and felt more able to make informed choices about what’s beneficial for me and what could be challenging. Sorry for rambling on but feel free to ask me any other questions you might have!
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I know people who have received a diagnosis in their twenties (after they completed education). The diagnosis didn't result in them getting any extra support but it did help them to understand why they were having certain difficult.
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