Iâ€™d like to start a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages for adults of disclosing an Aspergerâ€™s diagnosis.
To begin, letâ€™s consider the following questions:
- Why would you want anyone, in general, or an individual, in particular, to know that you have Aspergerâ€™s?
- What are the risks of disclosing?
- How would your life be better or worse if you disclosed your diagnosis?
- How would you like someone who learns of your diagnosis to support you? How would you like people to act towards you once they know of your diagnosis?
Tell us your reactions to these questions. I will facilitate the discussion and add my own perspective as we continue to address this important topic.