Hi im new to this blog and I really love it!! im a minor and im self diagnosed, and I really want to try and get professionally diagnosed, but idk how to bring it up to my parents. im already professionally diagnosed with a ton of other stuff, but i feel like this would be forced and it makes me really nervous even though I basically already knwo I am. They would probably say something really mean like "you can't be autistic, you're too smart!" Or "you're our kid, you can't be!". They're gross.
If you can try going through a doctor before your parents. If they diagnose you your parents will have a harder time denying it. If you have to go through your parents be kind of vague, say something like “I need to talk to a doctor about something but I’d prefer not to talk about it with anyone else right now.” so you don’t have to bring up being autistic.
If you’re worried about it being forced just don’t say the word autism, focus on symptoms. In my experience a lot of doctors are more resistant to diagnosing something if it seems like the patient is asking for that specific diagnoses. Tell them all about your symptoms and wait for them to put the pieces together themself.