If Instead Of Being Weird, Shy, Geeky Or Introverted, Your Brain Is Wired Differently For Adults With Undiagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD , There Is Often An Aha Moment When You Realize That ASD Just Might Be The Explanation For Why You Ve Always Felt So Different I Think I Might Be Autistic A Guide To Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis And Self Discovery For Adults Begins From That Aha Moment, Addressing The Many Questions That Follow What [ Pdf I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults ↠´ journalism PDF ] by Cynthia Kim ¼ Do The Symptoms Of ASD Look Like In Adults Is Getting A Diagnosis Worth It What Does An Assessment Consist Of And How Can You Prepare For It Cynthia Kim Shares The Information, Insights, Tips, Suggestions And Resources She Gathered As Part Of Her Own Journey From Aha To Finally Being Diagnosed With Asperger S Syndrome In Her Forties This Concise Guide Also Addresses Important Aspects Of Living With ASD As A Late Diagnosed Adult, Including Coping With The Emotional Impact Of Discovering That You Re Autistic And Deciding Who To Share Your Diagnosis With And How I found this book very helpful, especially when helping to interpret the DSM symptoms by the many examples and the process of actually being diagnosed.
Excellent little book for those of us who ve come to suspect we re neurodiverse on the spectrum instead of neurotypical Defines autism spectrum disorders, describes the process of getting an official diagnosis and how that might not even be possible for everyone , and discusses how to properly self diagnose Highly recommended.
Having been undiagnosed for 24 years and suddenly struggling with the realization that I m Autistic, this book helped me so much I was having a kind of mental breakdown over my discovery, when this book took me by the hand and said, in a clear and soothing voice, Everything will be okay You re not broken You have a different neurotype What you re experiencing is to be expected Also, if you want, and when you are ready, here is the practical progression toward getting a diagnosis not an actual quote, obvs The best thing about this book was the author is Autistic herself, and was so encouraging and insightful because she went through all the things I was going through herself.
My experience reading this book was just, Oh Oh OH , over and over, then crying from relief and feeling so much better.
Would recomme If you think you might be autistic, then consider reading Cynthia Kim s I Think I Might Be Autistic A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis Kim goes over the DSM V definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder, lists a series of questions that can help a person figure out if they meet DSM V s definition, and contains information on how she obtained a diagnosis As someone who suspects she is on the spectrum and answered way too many yeses to the questions, I found this book to be a wonderful starting point about Autism Spectrum Disorder I recommend I Think I Might Be Autistic by Cynthia Kim to anyone who thinks they are on the spectrum or recently diagnosed with ASD or anyone interested in learning about autism.
After struggling to find information and support as an undiagnosed adult, Cynthia Kim wrote this book to help others I met this other Cynthia K via her blog, Musings of an Aspie A few weeks ago on her Facebook page, she offered free copies of her book to volunteers willing to write a review I signed up and received my copy in the mail last Friday.
My first reaction upon seeing the book was one of relief Due to time constraints, I primarily enjoy books in their audio form That s why I was happy to see that Kim s sleek, compact book was only 110 pages, including the index.
Despite its brevity, the book feels very thorough The first two chapters are a great introduction to ASD Kim begins with the formal, technical language of the American Psychology Association s Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor é I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults ☆ For such a short book it is surprisingly thorough I was already a big fan of Cynthia Kim s Nerdy, Shy Socially Inappropriate and this book did not disappoint either.
It offers a few checklists, advice on how to get assessed, how to handle the result, if or when to disclose your diagnosis and everything in between A fantastic book for everyone who believes they might be on the spectrum and their close ones who wish to understand them better But also I personally like to pick this book up and go through the lists whenever I feel down or had a rough Aspie day among the neurorypicals, because it s such a beautiful reminder of my differences also being my biggest strengths This is a very good introductory guide to understanding and identifying adult ASD It s especially in depth about assessment procedures if you are looking for an official diagnosis, but also covers in detail how to go about a self diagnosis The author provides useful links and resources throughout, and her writing is very friendly and easy to follow I d definitely recommend this to anyone who thinks they may have ASD and were never diagnosed or for those simply interested in learning about it It s a quick read with a lot of good information.
This is an absolutely fantastic book for any adult who is either starting to realise they are on the Autism Spectrum or want to know information about diagnostic pathways without a whole lot of psychobabble.
I have Aspergers which is on the Autism Spectrum, the author is on the Autism Spectrum too that s why this book is so good because it will speak to those who need this information How can someone who is not autistic write a book about what it s really like They can t, they miss key things.
The book is very easy to read and starts with the moments of self diagnosis and realisation, covers different feelings that come with that, has check lists of the criteria to meet an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis then tackles the question of why to get diagnosed Some do, some don t The book has excellent information in the diagnostic pathways in the USA for adults who suspect they are o I found this short book to be an informative, accessible, and empowering resource in my journey of contemplating being an undiagnosed autistic adult and what to do In addition to educating, Kim breaks down the pros and cons of pursuing formal diagnosis vs self diagnosis I would recommend this to anyone on a similar path.

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