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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have You Ever Changed Your Stance on Self-Diagnosis?

Posted: Yesterday, 8:37 pm 

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At the end of the day whether officially or self diagnosed it comes down to a subjective assessment as to whether you present with the required symptoms . You hear of people getting a no with one psychologist, and getting a yes with another.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have You Ever Changed Your Stance on Self-Diagnosis?

Posted: Yesterday, 3:28 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 432


The idea that you can't really have a disability or problems if you've not sought an official diagnosis is of course total bunkum. There are many reasons why people don't pursue a diagnosis ie financial, anxiety about the assessment process, doubts whether you're as disabled as you really are etc. I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Learning difficulties. People think WTF. Anyone else?

Posted: Yesterday, 2:33 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 196


Grammar Geek wrote:
I do have a learning disability. NVLD. Can’t retrieve information for free recall.


I think I fit NVLD more than ASD. It's almost impossible to get it recognised in the UK though . Certainly the ASD assessment centre in my area doesn't cover it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Learning difficulties. People think WTF. Anyone else?

Posted: 11 Nov 2018, 6:14 pm 

Replies: 10
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I think people tend to mistake differences in communication (especially being mute or speaking little) with lack of intelligence. Also, many of us here will tend to take things literally, or maybe use words in different aways than most, which could be mistaken as lack of intelligence. I often do th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Learning difficulties. People think WTF. Anyone else?

Posted: 11 Nov 2018, 4:44 pm 

Replies: 10
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I’m sure when I mention learning difficulties people think " WTF are you talking about? You’re highly verbal " People latch on that to say I’m highly intelligent. The thing is it’s true in some ways but not in others ie my non-verbal intelligence is low/very low. I’m probably one of the mo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Well I've got the date for the assessment

Posted: 11 Nov 2018, 8:55 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 177


Well got email back from my dad. According to him- There seem to be few if any characteristics of you as a child up to age 8 on which could provide evidence that would be supportive of a diagnosis of autism I don’t know whether this is because there are no signs or a case of a parent not wanting to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Smiling as a baby/toddler-Is that proof not on spectrum ?

Posted: 09 Nov 2018, 2:26 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 201


Deviating slightly. It's obvious from photos I have I didn't mind being held and I'm guessing hugged. However I can't say I like being hugged now. I always feel awkward if embraced or hugged now.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Smiling as a baby/toddler-Is that proof not on spectrum ?

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 201


naturalplastic wrote:
Who told you THAT nonsense?

I laughed and smiled a lot in baby pics.



Even when held?


http://www.mychildwithoutlimits.org/und ... diagnosed/

See first paragraph.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Smiling as a baby/toddler-Is that proof not on spectrum ?

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 7:37 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 201


Is smiling as a baby/toddler a big no no for being on the spectrum ? Got photos of me smiling.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Two-Factor Imagination Scale

Posted: 06 Nov 2018, 4:15 pm 

Replies: 66
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I tried this at aspie tests this evening and scored 40 . I have to say I had difficulty with it as the questions seemed quite abstract.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Well I've got the date for the assessment

Posted: 06 Nov 2018, 1:26 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 177


I think it's worth doing some preparation for the assessment if you have not done so already. It will help you to get all the information in order and not forget items if just relying on memory. When I was assessed last year, they conducted an interview over the phone with my mother as she does not...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need your help please

 Post subject: Re: Need your help please
Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 5:21 pm 

Replies: 5
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Well I've told him to mention personal habits and quirks. Also how he saw me interacting with others. Have sent him a few links re ASD to jog his thought processes.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need your help please

 Post subject: Need your help please
Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 4:25 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 131


Well my brother has replied re my request for him to write a letter for my assessment. He's willing to do it but not sure what to say. At the moment it's down to I loved board games,tv and swimming. What things do you think he should be covering in a letter? Did you prep your relatives by that I don...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Well I've got the date for the assessment

Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 11:37 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 177


Thank you.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Well I've got the date for the assessment

Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 10:52 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 177


Have emailed brother,father and sister asking them if they'll write a statement about me. My sister has said she'll try to attend but can't commit because of work. She has to travel quite frequently.
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