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I got a certain disability benefit that could help me pay for things I could need to make my life easier. Because some things are incredibly exhausting and I need a lot of help, I have a status called "Preferential Reimbursement". This means I get even more cash back on hospital visits, psychological exams or evals, train tickets, .. I get free bus travel too.As someone who found out pretty late, did it change anything in your life to get the diagnosis? Did people treat you differently, or did you feel any different in yourself?
Emotionally, hmm. I don't know! I haven't been able to get proper help to explore my needs because I've always had more pressing issues than having autism. I can't quite remember. But it's worth it. Unlike with diagnosing depression or BPD, you don't lose anything being diagnosed with autism. (--> you lose certain credit based things when they think you're at risk for self directed harmful behaviour.)