Anonymous said: I think I might have Asperger's but no one believes me.
Maybe you do, maybe you don’t, of course I can’t say! But I will say this is a topic that’s come up repeatedly, but diagnosis does one of two things: It clarifies a personal question, or it generates disability accommodations.
For the former no one needs to believe but you. I say that with the utmost respect, as I know how difficult it can be to know something is different and for everyone to minimize it. But the fact is, whatever problems that you’re having they are real, regardless of whether or not you have AS! Don’t get hung up on a diagnosis.
For the later, though, you have to trust the experience of the professionals. There’s a test to go through and get a diagnosis which will then make you eligible for certain accommodations. If they say you don’t have it, there is a margin of error sometimes, but you have to go with what you get… however, if you’re having problems you can still address those and get help on a case by case basis.
Anyways, in the end a title is just a title, nothing more than a word. Stay strong, take advice, listen to professionals, but know that you know yourself best and that’s what you have to trust.
I will also note that its fairly neuro-typical to love to go “Oh no there’s nothing wrong you’re so normal” despite the incredibly ableist regressive nature of that idea… So, take what people say with a grain of salt.