I have a strange question and idk if u guys are right to ask, but I'm very sure I'm autistic, the problem is every time I go to a therapist and talk about it they shoot me down cause "I'm too quiet" or "I'm too well spoken" and idk how to explain to them that it's cause I actually trained myself to do those things and there have been times where they've told me "autism is rarely seen in black children" and idk I was wondering if u guys had advice???????? Sorry for bothering you,,
it’s fine to ask!!
what you’re experiencing does actually sound very relatable to me. i also trained myself to pass as a neurotypical to protect myself and you doing that doesn’t mean you’re not suddenly autistic.
in regards to your symptoms though are you aware that autism presents differently in afab people vs amab people? it’s why autism in afab people is so underdiagnosed. here are some links regarding it:
you can open that in a new tab!
and regarding “autism is rarely seen in black children” that is 100% racist and i’m sorry that you’ve been told that. i hope you’re able to find a psychiatrist that isn’t a scumbag