For Trans People, Anti Self-Dx Is Self-Sabotage

Something I tweeted a while back.

The infantilization of autistic people is (part of) why I refuse to get tested for autism. I am not sabotaging any future chance I may have of obtaining gender-affirming healthcare, being able to afford it, demand it, and obtain it will be hard enough as is.

I don’t feel like I need one tbh. All of the accommodations I need, I don’t need a doctor to sign off on. Pursuing an autism dx would just be a waste of time and money for me.

Also would they test me for “girl’s” autism or “boy’s” autism? Because binary cis people!

More things on this site relating to autism.

“HFE, thank you for creating and sharing so much art and writing for free. How can we help turn your passion and skills into a full-time gig?”

I’m glad you asked!

If you can give me a one-time tip, head over to ko-fi. I’ve also got emotes and icons you can buy.

If you can commit to a monthly tip, you can set that up via twitch or patreon. Twitch also lets you set up alternate payment schedules: every three months and every six months. Ko-fi lets you set up monthly payments now, too!

You can also buy some characters and critters I’ve designed on toyhouse.

And if you have no money to spare (understandable), one way you can help me out is by commenting and using as many share buttons as possible. Commenting gives me feedback on what works y’all are passionate about. Sharing helps expose my works to new people. The bigger my audience grows, the more audience members with money will encounter my works.

Thank you for taking time to read this. I hope you enjoy what you’ve found here.


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