After my diagnosis, everything started to make sense. I finally understood why I struggled in job interviews and faced difficulties as a child. The ADHD diagnosis shed light on many of the challenges I faced, including my lack of focus and impulsivity. Unfortunately, it was only after being diagnosed with Asperger’s that I realized how much more there was to understand about myself and my condition.

Raised in New York and moving to Israel at age 22, Tannenbaum reflects on the lack of autism awareness during his childhood. His family did not recognize any signs of disability, and even his mother still questions his diagnosis today. While discovering that he had Asperger’s brought him some relief, it also left him feeling angry about the challenges he has faced throughout his life.

Dr. Amir Tal, Beit Eckstein Chief Scientist of the Danal Group, notes a recent shift in focus toward addressing the unique needs of adults on the autism spectrum. In the past, research has tended to prioritize the needs of children, ignoring the fact that these children grow up to become adults with their own set of challenges. Although steps have been taken in better understanding the needs of adults with autism, there is still a lack of systematic data on late diagnoses and their consequences for individuals and society as a whole.

In this digital age, creating a comprehensive database to track those who receive a late diagnosis of autism is crucial for developing targeted therapy tailored to their unique needs. By acknowledging and addressing the specific needs of adults with autism, society can better support and empower this population to thrive in all aspects of life.

Tannenbaum’s story serves as a reminder that even though we may face challenges throughout our lives due to our conditions like ADHD or Asperger’s syndrome, there is always hope for growth and improvement through proper diagnosis and treatment plans designed specifically for us as individuals.

By Samantha Johnson

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