Finally an update.

I have been M.I.A. Why? I really have nothing to say and extremely depressed. However this past Monday, I FINALLY got an update regarding my referal. My Doctor did in fact, send it to the Clinic in Toronto. The receptionist said, in order for my name to be on their 12 MONTH waitlist, they would need to have someone’s contact phone number who knows my history. Of course, my Mother would be that person. So, I guess I can say I am officially on a waitlist to get an adult Autism assessment! And at least it’s not the 2- 3 years like I’ve researched.  I’m very relieved about that. I’ve dealt with too many people who acted like they knew what they were doing and wasted valuable time .

I was also informed that if it’s possible (but not mandatory) to get something called an IEP (Individual Education Plan) or an IPRC (Identification Placement & Community) documents. Unfortunately, I threw out all my papers from College during one of my many meltdowns. So I will have to look through my emails and laptop for any remaining evidence that I did, in fact, get MANY accommodations while attending school.

I’ve called my old counselor’s office and left a message but no one has responded. I was told by the school operator that after a year once I have left college and not signed into my school’s account, it gets closed. So this upcoming week I will find and reach out to the school records department instead. Hopefully, I won’t have to pay for those papers but, of course, most likely I will.

In the meantime, I’ve been researching other ways to make an income online. I’ve invested (once again) on a course and hoping this might be my way to make enough to help my Mom and get a place of my own. I hate the fact that I have to depend on her but if I don’t I would be living on the streets. Homelessness is always a possibility with the income I make and I cry about it often. I’m trying my hardest not to give up but it’s hard when you’re an adult with few options left and still in school debt. I really hate the system.

Anyway, sorry to end on such a low note but it is what it is. That’s all I’ve got to say for now.

Published by I define Me

I found out I was misdiagnosed by a chance meeting. Ever since then, my life has never been the same. I want to help others like myself, who might suspect they could be Autistic to advocate for themselves, and find the appropriate ADULT resources to live the best life possible. As an adult, I'm tired of being pushed to the sidelines. We exist. We matter. I define Me.

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