My Diagnosis Story

Hey Fingerprints

We all have stories some which make us, some which help us understand who we are. Me, I never understood who I really was until i got my diagnosis. This is my story.

I went not diagnosed until the age of 14. for the 9 years of my life inbetween I felt different to everyone else, confused about who i am. who i was.

I was a social misfit in school. Unique I could never fit in with the cliques. I went to primary school with this one girl who had a difficulty of her own. So when we moved into the same school. Teachers stuck us together all the time to the point where it irked me so much that one day in school when we were being placed where to sit. the teacher said for us to sit together and when i got confused. She asked did i not like her and openly and honestly I said no. To the surprise of the whole class. I think she secretly hated me from that day on because she became a real bully in my life, belittling me at every turn.  Oh Would You Listen To Me I am rambling on again lol.

It took my parents years to fight for my diagnosis, years of back and forth to the doctors and many different referrals. When I was in primary they thought I had ADHD I was put on a light dose of ritalin 3 times a day. which did nothing for me because I did not have ADHD. It took 9 years for me to finally get the diagnosis,

When I was being tested I, had to go through rigorous testing, social skills testing, imaginative play. It took a while for me to get my head around this process my diagnosis and I was depressed for a short while because I felt so different to everyone else.

I’d love to know your story!

What Age were you diagnosed?

How did you feel?

Author: JustoneAutisticGirl

My About for 2016. Tada! LOL I am JOAG, Joag is a fictional character I created to help me write about Autism. JOAG is an acronym for Just One Autistic Girl. JOAG is a unique individual with a passion for autism. Now this year I am taking the blog a step further. Joag is creating a website. Not Just any website A web forum based on autism. creating a safe place for those on the spectrum. In my blog I tell personal stories my personal stories not some fictitious nonsense I make up to make my blog seem more relevant to you. Now I want a personal goal for me. I want to do something for me. Each day I want to be inspiring I am going to run 2 miles everyday. 2 Miles a day times 365 days. 730 Miles is doable and it’s a good start for someone just getting started. But my goal for the blog and site this year is the intervention for bullying. I don't have a stat yet for the number of people in the world with autism. But we do know that it touches 2.8 mil people a day How many people are bullied on the spectrum? How many are silent sufferers? How long will we let this go on?

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