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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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23 May 2016, 6:22 pm

I'd rate myself at 2-4.


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23 May 2016, 6:29 pm

Maybe 2-4.


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