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25 Sep 2014, 2:15 am

I am not sure well because I would have to know how different others really see me and I am not even sure how bad I am at reading that.

As for the Autism Spectrum probably high. On the Aspergers subspectrum I was diagnosed moderately severe. I have seen little reason to doubt that. I see Aspies who are savants, in loving marriages with kids, figured out how be very successful in the NT working world in an Autistic way (I am not underestimating the pain, strain,willpower it took to for them to achieve this). I have never been in a relationship and am living at home in my 50's. Yet I have held jobs for 7+ years. My sensory is so mild (See my post in the sensory thread) . Executive functions are s**t, repetitive routines and the rest of it are there. . So where does that put me? This is why autism is confusing for all concerned


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25 Sep 2014, 4:17 am

1. My husband would probably rate me higher. I would be higher up at my worst moments.


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25 Sep 2014, 6:58 am

On a line, where 1-5 is LFA, AS starts at 5 - and Bill Gates is 10, - I´d think, I was a 7 or 8?
My psych says 7. That makes me moderately severe, I suppose.
I have never been able to hold a job for long, despite being very concientious.


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25 Sep 2014, 7:33 am

I was thinking about Ezra's 1-10 scale too. I suppose when I was a child I was a 3-4. As a young adult I was a 2-3 and now I am a 1-2. --- However, I recognize that this is dependent on things being reasonably stable in my life which they have been lately. If - God forbid - some great stress was to come into my life or even if my work situation was to suddenly turn really bad - I could easily revert to a 3-5. No question that during some of my worst moments whether childhood, young adult or more recently - I went to a 4 or 5. But as I baseline I am probably 1-2 now. I hope it stays this way.


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25 Sep 2014, 7:54 am

OK, If 1-10 covers the AS range alone, I would, according to my psych, be 4.


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25 Sep 2014, 4:10 pm

No idea.

Dunno how to rate it. Don't have any learning disabilities, few stims, and not many sensory issues either. But I have problems coping with everyday life which go beyond the norm. Never held down a job for very long (and haven't worked in years), never had a relationship. and am terrible at socialising and dealing with people in general.

Maybe averages out at a 5 or 6. I can hardly say my life hasn't been affected by this, because it most blatantly has.



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25 Sep 2014, 6:43 pm

Socially, I'd say anywhere from a 3 to a 6 depending on who I'm with and where I am. On a sensory level, pretty much an 8 or 9 at all times, need for routine and repetitive behaviour, maybe a 5 or 6, again depending on who I'm with and what I'm doing. At home alone in my room, a 1, mid-meltdown, a 9.


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25 Sep 2014, 9:52 pm

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25 Sep 2014, 11:38 pm

DrHouseHasAspergers wrote:
...like listening to the same song repetitively.

Is that an autistic thing?
I listened to the same song, non-stop, on repeat for about eight hours one day 8O .



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26 Sep 2014, 12:08 am

Probably a 1 or 2. I'm diagnosed as Asperger's, and as you can see to the left, am 70 years old, so when I was a child, nobody was diagnosing Asperger's or Autism (even as "childhood schizophrenia"). I never got caught being "abnormal" about anything when I was young, though, and whatever was odd was put down to my high IQ. I remember, though, having meltdowns that my mother called "Temper Tantrums" when I was little, and not being able to stop, and I gather that NT tantrums, the kids _can_ stop, just as soon as they get what they want, so I think they were probably "Meltdowns". Older, I "get upset" on a more "mature" level. I've always had a job, though generally not very _good_ jobs, and a lot of them over my working life. Poor social skills, and never had many friends -- those I did have were very precious to me. Lousy Executive Function. I've always been monumentally clumsy (aka dyspraxia), had a mechanical walk, and when I tried to dance as a teen, that was described as "mechanical" also, so I quit trying. I do usually have an obsession with something, but can disconnect from it enough to live a reasonably normal life. I'm sure that I bore people, though, one of my lacking social skills.


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26 Sep 2014, 9:08 am

ajpd1989 wrote:
DrHouseHasAspergers wrote:
...like listening to the same song repetitively.

Is that an autistic thing?
I listened to the same song, non-stop, on repeat for about eight hours one day 8O .


I think it falls under repetitive, restricted interests. I use ListenOnRepeat which as the name suggests repeats videos (from youtube). It also keeps track of how many times you listen to a song. I have upwards of 200-300 times with some songs (or clips from tv shows but those usually don't surpass 100 times). Not in a row though, it keeps track of it as long as you don't clear your internet history/cookies so those numbers are over a couple weeks. In one sitting, I think my average is 30-50 times in a row.


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23 May 2016, 2:04 pm

Let's say LFA starts at 8. I think I would be around a 4-6.


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23 May 2016, 2:34 pm

Maybe 3?


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23 May 2016, 4:13 pm

It's funny because some of my symptoms are a 7, whereas others are a 2, but overall, I'd say maybe a 3, because there are many symptoms that I don't have, and they only severe symptoms I have are meltdowns and difficulty with facial expressions (but ok with body language and tone of voice) and I have many more mild symptoms.


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23 May 2016, 4:22 pm

I would rate myself as 2 on average, on the autism spectrum.

Although I'm sure I have an ADD, which I would rate as 8 or 9 with AD(H)D.


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