Wentworth Miller Shares His Autism Diagnosis with Fans
As autism can be difficult to diagnose, especially well into adulthood, it was Miller who first diagnosed himself as autistic. Following that, he was able to get an official diagnosis from those in the medical field. In his Instagram post, thePrison Break actor shared that the process was an arduous one, but still, one that he recognizes as a privilege.
Prison Break alum Wentworth Miller has been pretty quiet on social media over the past year. However, the actor recently shared some personal news with his millions of fans via his Instagram page. On June 27, 2021, he announced that he had been officially diagnosed with autism several months ago and shared how that knowledge has impacted him.
Continuing on, Miller shared that even though he’s come to learn more about himself, he still had a ton to learn about autism in general. The actor stressed that it would take time for him to develop a deeper understanding and he doesn’t know yet how much of his platform he will be dedicating to speaking out about the experiences of being autistic.
The talented actor also shared resources for those who were interested in learning more about autism. “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,” Miller penned. “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.)”