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Late Diagnosis

I did not *officially* learn that I had asperger's/autism until 11 months ago - just before my 46th birthday. I always suspected that I was "different" (odd/unusual, etc), but I thought it was probably emotional, or perhaps a chemical imbalance, etc.
I began to consider Asperger's after I was directed to 2 online tests (on the Cambridge test I scored 43 out of 50; on the other test I scored: (Aspie) 178 out of 200, (neurotypical) 26 out of 200).
I had a professional confirm the diagnosis.
People without this disorder can have no idea how difficult my life has been, or what an enormous struggle that simple encounters/relationships have been. Despite a high IQ, I wasn't able to cope with my problems to successfully navigate academics.
I was just wondering about the ages of others who first learn of their diagnosis, and their issues/difficulties/advice, etc., in dealing with it.


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I saw you message and would like to know how did you get diagnosed?
Did they do any specific testing for an older adult?
Did they make a diagnosis based on history?
I suspect my daughter who is 18yo now is autistic. I am trying to find a provider who can give her a definitive diagnosis. The difficulty in getting someone who can assess, evaluate and implement care for her is really difficult due to recent events which include a traumatic hospital stay. She is now afraid of Doctors and nurses.  

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it is very normal for people to not get diagnosed with Aspergers untill they are much older and many time im sure people never get diagnosed at all

is cause the symptoms are not as apparent as autism
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