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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It's confirmed: I must get undiagnosed: how?

Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 6:53 pm 

Replies: 380
Views: 28,488


Crumbs, I haven't posted anything on here for quite some time, but this thread sucked me in. Tyri0n Firstly, check out "Born on a Blue Day", the autobiography of Daniel Tammet. There is a nice example of someone clearly AS who moved abroad for several years on a whim. Secondly, Personality disorders...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Caffeine.

Posted: 30 Sep 2012, 5:07 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,336


Caffeine makes me moderately more alert and switched on. Nothing as drastic as what you describe though. I found cutting out caffeine after long term excessive use had a far greater impact than introducing caffeine in the first place. I became really slow, foggy and depressed for quite a while (mont...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: So, according to this, I have Anxiety

Posted: 30 Sep 2012, 4:56 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 921


I have anxiety, I first recognised it around 12 years ago, when it became a major problem. I still have anxiety, but CBT and some relaxation methods have reduced the severity somewhat and most importantly I can now recognise when I'm anxious.

Jason

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Domain name registration contact details

Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 5:02 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 2,041


Register a .CO.UK, EU law means that private citizens have data protection rights. So, you can have a .CO.UK registrant information hidden. It'll only show your name.

Jason.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Line Managers on the Spectrum?

Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 4:54 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 794


I'm not diagnosed AS, but it's pretty probable. I do have an ADHD-PI diagnosis. I manage 6 members of staff. I'm hopelessly disorganised, particularly with paperwork. I really struggle with keeping on top of individual team members performance and handling confrontation, emotions and motivation. I d...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Getting DLA but being independant (UK)

Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 4:44 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,556


DLA is a pretty low amount of money compared to many other benefits. It's also the only benefit that someone working with a disability is able to claim. £51.85. gets you about 1 hour of care a day. Someone who is earning £14K a year, would be paying £54.74 in Tax/NI/PAYE. So even at this level it's ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meltdowns in adults with aspergers

Posted: 09 Sep 2012, 6:05 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 10,353


You said his issues have become far worse over the past year, with him being diagnosed 1.5 years ago and that you've been together for 2. Was he acting this way when you started this relationship?

Jason.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Coming out" as aspie

 Post subject: Re: "Coming out" as aspie
Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 6:22 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 843


mljt wrote:
I think it would really help me to contact my bosses, friends, colleagues, young people I work with, either after or before my diagnosis and tell them about it. .


Why would you announce it prior to a diagnosis?

Jason

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: DSM-V: Automatic transfer of AS to a particular Level (1)?

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 6:19 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,856


Is it me or do people that are independent and have AS would require no support and therefor never meet the DSM-V criteria? And how does support/severity level get assessed? It seems like a pretty ambiguous system to me. From DSM IV: (III) The disturbance causes clinically significant impairments i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm quitting my job tomorrow

Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 6:08 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,780


I went in and quit today. However the HR woman asked me to take a personal day instead and investigate the incident and she would get back to me by the end of the day if another position could be made available. I do not expect much to come of it, but it would be nice if I could stay with the compa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who to bring to assessment

Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 9:32 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,452


Ideally they want to get an opinion from someone who knew you as a child. This is just to meet the diagnostic criteria for lifelong impairment. They often will do a written or telephone interview, so perhaps that could be done with your estranged family, you don't have to be involved. I suspect this...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Differences in early vs late diagnosis to your life?

Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 9:24 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,814


This is a tough question. The experts all seem to insist that early intervention leads to strong improvements. Personally I'm not that convinced that AS can be reliably diagnosed in under 8s. I guess a lot depends on your parents and your neighbourhood. My parents let me live in my own world and sup...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How obsessive?

Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 9:00 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,557


I think what defines a special interest is what happens when you are deprived from it. Everyone has interests, but most people don't get too upset if they have to skip them for a time.

Jason.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Should my diagnosis be dropped?

Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 8:54 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,113


Rather than giving us behaviours, why don't you tell us a little about yourself and your life.. Are you working, in school, in a relationship, living at home? These points give us more information and are far more relevant to a continued adult diagnosis than your perceived social abilities. Jason.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: An analogy to the frequency of sirens

Posted: 25 Aug 2012, 7:58 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 844


Comparing a siren with a sexual assault is not a great analogy.

Perhaps it's safer to compare it with stubbing your toe? Infrequent, but extremely painful.

Jason.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you learn VERY quickly?

Posted: 25 Aug 2012, 7:53 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,269


Yes and No. I really struggle with being shown how to do something. I need to experiment alone and go through a trial and error phase, before I truly get something. If I am interested, I can devote all my spare time to it and become pretty competent at it within a short space of time. I probably put...
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