I told my therapist about how I'm getting tested for autism and she told me i was wasting my time "because i have this autistic kid and he can't talk and he can't touch anything so you can't possibly have it because you can talk and stuff" I'm really upset and nervous because what if I'm not autistic? If I am autistic everything in my entire life would make sense, but if I'm not? I don't know what to say to her, please help me.
Your therapist is wrong. There’s a common phrase in the autistic community: If you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person. In other words, each autistic person is a unique individual and knowing one autistic person does not make someone an expert on autism. Your therapist clearly has no idea what she’s talking about.
You’re not wasting your time. Being able to talk doesn’t mean you aren’t autistic. Being able to touch things doesn’t mean you aren’t autistic. Autism is varied and diverse and there are a myriad of ways to fulfill the criteria that may look nothing like another autistic person.
Get tested. But if you know that you are autistic and you’ve done your research well, then you are autistic, regardless of what the evaluation says.
I wish you luck!