Hello people of Instagram 👋🏻- as you may have seen in the photo above…I got a letter in the post this week 📮 I have been on the NHS waiting list for an Autism Assessment for over a year and a bit – (it’s a service which has long wait times, usually 9 months-ish, I’m based in the UK for those that don’t already know 🇬🇧)
So I’ve booked my appointment for the start of November and I’ve decided that the sensible thing to do is to go into it very open minded (aka not pinning any hope on getting or not getting a diagnosis).
I feel very grateful for the opportunity to have an assessment at the age of 25 and I’ll be sure to share and write up how I found the experience because I know I’ve read lots of helpful stuff online over the years that has really helped me 🙂
I felt a little bit all over the place this last weekend mental health wise 💬 and I think in a way the letter might have made me a bit anxious initially along with my mental health getting a bit on top of me.
I like to be honest and genuine (on here and on my Instagram) about my life as a sensory-being and I hope that comes across 🤞🏻
Keep an eye out for an update after my assessment 🙂