I'm a (hopefully fully functional) adult, who has exhibited many traits that correlate with high-functioning Aspergers corner of ASD spectrum.
I am intensely curious as to whether a professional would agree with that (as in, am I diagnosed with ASD, or with "medical student syndrome").
The problem is three-fold:
I'm not experiencing any issues in life that might stem from that potential ASD. Yeah, i'm a shy introverted geek who likes things to be in order. But none of it is to a degree that has negative impact on life.
As such, i'm not even sure how to approach a mental health professional to request to be tested - my expectation is that "I self-diagnosed as Aspergers based on online test" would be laughed out of office real quick.
Less importantly, even if the office takes me, the insurance would refuse to cover the tests, again because there's no demonstrable pathology in my life.
As a fully functioning adult professional, I'm very leery of visiting a mental health professional; especially with work-provided health insurance.
As someone who lives in Tri-State Metropolitan area of US:
What are the best options for me to get tested for Aspergers?
What would be the best ways to ameliorate my concerns outlined above when doing so?