Wentworth Miller has revealed that he received an autism diagnosis a year ago and he is sharing his feelings about it with the world.
The “Prison Break” star said on Instagram: “This is not something I would change… immediately being autistic is essential to who I am. For everything I have achieved / articulated “, writes CNN.
He did not include a photo next to the title, and instead posted a blank white box. He continued: “This autumn marks one year since I received my informal diagnosis of autism. It is preceded by a self-diagnosis. Followed by an official diagnosis. It was a long, flawed process in need of updating. I am an old man. “Not a five-year-old.”
Wentworth is 49 years old.
Miller wrote that he knows that “access to a diagnosis is a privilege that many do not enjoy” and that the diagnosis was “a shock” but “not a surprise”.
“I do not know enough about autism. “There is a lot to know,” he wrote. “Right now my work seems to be developing my understanding. “Reviewing five decades of experience lived through a new lens,” he added.
Meanwhile, he adds: “I do not want to risk being suddenly a loud, misinformed voice in the room. The #autical community (I know this) has been talked about historically. To talk about the fact that: ‘I do not want to do extra damage.
Miller thanked the people in his life who “consciously or unconsciously gave him that little grace + space over the years” and allowed him to “move around the world in a way that made sense to him, regardless of whether it made sense to them.” , he stressed.
What is autism?
Autism is a neurobiological disorder characterized by difficulty communicating, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors and limited range of interests. The symptoms of autism begin to appear before the age of two and the degree of damage to these three areas varies from individual to individual. According to DSM-IV-R, Autism is defined as a disorder characterized by: qualitative impairment of social relationships, qualitative impairment of communication and limited and stereotypical character of behavior / Telegraph