Prison Break lead actor Wentworth Miller diagnosed with autism

Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis
Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis

Tall, cute and ever-smiling, Wentworth Miller was the toast of every lady after his heart-warming performance in the Hollywood award-winning season film – Prison Break.

However, the star actor has revealed that he was diagnosed with autism last year.

Miller who stated on his Instagram page on Sunday that he wasn't 'surprised' further explained that he suspected it after he self-diagnosed.

Austism is a developmental disability that affects how people communicate and interact with the world, the National Autistic Society explains.

UK Metro reports that he used his Instagram page to highlight where his followers could find more information as he confessed that he 'doesn't know enough' about it, but it is 'central to who I am'.

"Like everyone, life in quarantine took things from me.

"But in the quiet/isolation, I found unexpected gifts.

"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.

"And (it's a "both/and") I recognize access to a diagnosis is a privilege many do not enjoy.

"Let's just say it was a shock. But not a surprise.

"There is a now-familiar cultural narrative (in which I've participated) that goes, "Public figure shares A, B and C publicly, dedicates platform to D, E and F."

"Good for them. /srs

"And (it's a "both/and") that's not necessarily what's going to happen here. I don't know enough about autism. (There's a lot to know.) Right now my work looks like evolving my understanding. Re-examining 5 decades of lived experience thru a new lens.

"That will take time.

"Meanwhile, I don'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)."

"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.

"These creators (some quite young) speak to the relevant issues more knowledgeably/fluently than I can. (They've been schooling me as well.)

"That's the extent of what I'm inclined to share atm.

"Oh – this isn't something I'd change. No. I get – got – immediately being autistic is central to who I am. To everything I've achieved/articulated.

"Oh – I also want to say to the many (many) people who consciously or unconsciously 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… thank you.

"And to those who made a different choice… well. People will reveal themselves.

Another gift," he said.

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