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Sat Apr 30, 2022, 06:25 AM Apr 2022

CBC*: 'Diagnosing autism in adults is more common, expert says...

...but getting an assessment isn't always easy.'

*Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


'Megan Pilatzke ended up on a journey of self-discovery almost by accident.

In 2019, Pilatzke began researching autism after learning the man she was dating (now her fiancé) has a nephew diagnosed with autism.

"What I knew about autism was that it existed, that it was there in children, and that was really about it," said Pilatzke, who lives in Sudbury.

A year later, she read a book about autism in women and girls, and suddenly things clicked.

"I was absolutely in tears. I was just reading what felt like an autobiography," Pilatzke said.'

There's much more text and photos at the link. April is Autism Awareness Month.

Note: The acronym ASD used in the article refers to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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