Congratulations, you completed a giant step
The short answers is:
- Take time to process and adjust to this new reality
- Start building a positive autism identity, if you have already not done so
- Consider discussing it with other significant people in your life
- Research and consider very carefully whether to disclose it at work, look at our employment section.
A lot of research has demonstrated that building positive autism identity , understanding and acceptance of autistic differences and fulfilling and recognised contribution to society are key factors of autistic wellbeing and quality of life.