This is the internet weblog of Bix Frankonis.

Here’s a question: not long after my diagnosis at 46 (well, the day before I turned 47), I remember coming across several instances of anecdata about late-diagnosed autistics becoming “more autistic” (for lack of a more artful term) after that diagnosis. I’d written about it myself, saying it was either like a dam opening up, or like there were electrical breakers that flipped.

Is there any published research that talks about this? Even if it’s research relying on self-reports. I’m trying to assemble something of a research dossier for the inevitability that my second stab at a Social Security claim ends up in front of an administrative law judge.