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gallerypiece

Hello everyone! I haven’t posted on here in quite some time. Things with my family have been rough as usual but I have some great news! On March 7th I was officially diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1. I have been going through mental health evaluations since the beginning of January. This means a lot to me because I’be been struggling with sensory issues, communication issues, and self regulatory issues for as long as I can remember. I struggled all throughout school and now as a 20 year old I’ve been struggling living as an adult with a job and a car and stuff. Now that I’ve received this diagnosis I can apply for disability, which will allow me to have an income and be able to pursue my career choices (tattooing or reptile breeding) and I can do it al out of my own home! Thanks for reading and being here for me, I’m glad I can officially say I’m autistic and can join the community without feeling invalid bc of a lack of a diagnosis. I will make a post going a bit more in depth about getting diagnosed and how everything went for me.

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Heather

That's great you got an official diagnosis that confirmed your suspicions and can help you get supports moving forward!  Good luck with your career aspirations, I hope you find something that suits you and your unique skills and abilities. 🙂 And welcome (back) to the forum!  

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RiRi

Hi @gallerypiece, welcome to the forum! To get disability where you live, the only requirement to getting benefits is being officially diagnosed?

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