I have my ASD assessment tomorrow, any advice?

Hello, as I said above i have my long awaited assessment tomorrow, they rang a little while ago with a cancellation. 

I'm i think a little scared.

I'm 50, I don't know what to wear tomorrow, that sounds so stupid.


  • Hi Song,

    Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in... and just be yourself.  They're not trying to catch you out.  I had my assessment and diagnosis almost 3 years ago, aged 56.  It took about an hour and was mainly focusing on my childhood, any problems I'd had in adult life (relationships, work, etc), and things that I generally found to be a struggle.  My eye contact issue was obvious.  I also mentioned the bullying at school, and the problems I had with social communication generally: body language, gestures, and so forth.

    You're bound to feel anxious now - and that, too, will be picked up on.  I went into mine knowing that I had ASC, so I tried to focus on the benefit I knew a formal diagnosis would give me.  Since getting it, my life has changed.  Now, I no longer feel like a freak.  I no longer wonder why I can't make friends, or struggle with things that others take in their stride.  It has improved my mental health, too, because now I know what the underlying reasons are for everything. 

    Good luck.  I always tend to think the worst about something I have to do, and I over-analyse stuff.  But really, my diagnostic assessment was nothing to worry about.  Hopefully, yours will be the same.

    Let us know how it goes.


    PS Check out some similar threads under the 'Related' column on the right of this post.  You should find useful information there, too.

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