Hi everyone, it’s time for this weeks video. This week I’m talking about autism self diagnosis. Self diagnosis is a controversial topic in the autism community. I have to admit I’m feeling a little bit nervous about this video.

There are many self diagnosed autistic people. The reasons for this vary, but a common reason is lack of an easy pathway to autism diagnosis. This could be due to long waiting times, and financial constraints (in countries where assessments are not free).

I hope you find my video interesting, feel free to contribute to the conversation by leaving me a comment here, or on my YouTube channel.

Here is my video on what to do whilst waiting for an autism assessment

Here is some information from the National Autistic Society about diagnosis