Autism Self Diagnosis Under the Disability Act.




Calling from the other side; of an autism diagnosis. Statutory guidance for "diagnosed", Payments, "reasonable adjustments".


But isn't it illegal/unlawful (i know there is a difference but I don't know which), to discriminate based on someones diagnosis?


The equality and disability act mandates that you have a disability if:

  • It's long lasting
  • Affect daily tasks
  • and is either a physical or mental.

So why does the statutory guidance refer to people with an autism diagnosis only?

Even the PIP, Adult social assessment, and working tax credits disability is a needs-based one.

So why isn't the Autism act?