Wentworth Miller of 'Prison Break' Shares his Autism Diagnosis

Wentworth Miller recently shared that he was diagnosed with autism a year ago, and made an Instagram post sharing his feelings about his diagnosis.

The “Prison Break” star posted a picture of a blank white square with part of his caption reading, “This fall marks 1 year since I received my informal autism diagnosis. Preceded by a self-diagnosis. Followed by a formal diagnosis.”

“It was a long, flawed process in need of updating. IMO. I’m a middle-aged man. Not a 5-year-old,” added the 49-year-old actor.

The star recognized his privilege to receive the care and diagnosis he needed by saying, “(it’s a “both/and”) I recognize access to a diagnosis is a privilege many do not enjoy.”

He went onto say that his diagnosis was a “shock. But not a surprise,” as he had previously stated that he self-diagnosed before getting his actual diagnosis.

He added that he didn’t want to “run the risk of suddenly being a loud, ill-informed voice in the room.” “The #autistic community (this I do know) has historically been talked over. Spoken for. I don’t wish to do additional harm. Only to raise my hand, say, “I am here. Have been (w/o realizing it),” he continued.

Miller went onto offering other resources to get more information about autism by saying, “If anyone’s interested in delving deeper into #autism + #neurodiversity, I’ll point you toward the numerous individuals sharing thoughtful + inspiring content on Instagram, TikTok… Unpacking terminology. Adding nuance. Fighting stigma.”

The actor concluded his post by thanking those who he said, “gave me that extra bit of grace + space over the years, allowed me to move thru the world in a way that made sense to me whether or not it made sense to them.”

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