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Today I woke up obsessed with weighing the pros and cons of seeking a diagnosis for myself. I called the autism center in my state and spoke a nice woman who spent a good amount of time on the phone with me. She then emailed me, that she spoke to a Dr. In my area for advice and that I should call him. His advice was-
that typical people will treat me poorly due to a lack of their own education on the subject. It would cause insurance issues for me. It can prevent me from getting jobs, because it would be a "red flag" for employers. It could cause custody problems if I ever divorced. That our area has no HFA services that could help me even if I had the diagnosis. He told me that in his experience, Aspies are always smart enough to self diagnose because of our research abilities. He even offered me a discrete evaluation if I wanted one. I feel good, and bad. Good that even he said that if I think I am, and the family history is there, I am. But very sad that there are no adult...
For those who drive: you're going to the shops, you've gotten into the car park and now looking for some place to park your car.
Do you prefer parking as close to the front as you can, have no preference or even if there is an empty space directly in the front you look for a spot in the back or as close to the back as you can tolerate the amount of walking required?
Hi. I am looking for a clear list, evidence based, of Aspie traits for my GP appointment next Monday. It does not need to be female specific as I have most of the 'male' traits anyway, but it does need to be evidence based and from a website that a medical professional will take seriously as being legit, so no personal blogs. Then I will copy it into libre office, add how my own personal traits tally with those on the list and put the source URL as well. Thanks so much.
My result-32 year old female-never drove-failed in the work force due to overload and demand anxiety.
Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 142 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 83 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)
My father always told me that I was Daria from the show on MTV. I am just understanding why. What TV characters have you related to, knowing or not knowing that they has Aspie traits.
When my daughter was diagnosed a few months ago, I had cut her hair to include bangs so she wouldn't eat the front part of her hair, it made me think of myself in a photo with the same haircut as a child. Her and I then searched for the photo, I was just learning about sensory processing disorder and saw it constantly in all of my childhood photos. Most of them I am sucking my thumb, but these pictures are the other sensory issues that I thought were normal, blocking my ears,being overwhelmed by the sun, hating my hair to be brushed. This was the first time I had thought. "Oh my, I think I may have sensory processing problems" because sucking my thumb at 32 wasn't enough of a clue. Hahaha
Let’s just get out of the way the fact that in this discussion I’m not thinking of any person in particular (at least not necessarily on this or any forum), nor am I seeking to judge any speaking on here for their attractiveness.
For me personally, internal attraction seems so much more likely with women on the spectrum (for any number of reasons relating to personality, opinions or common interests etc). But do you get many aspie women (those who actually sometimes really struggle socially rather than those mildly on the spectrum) who have the looks of an atypical glamour model or simply one that many guys found attractive in school (rather than just other guys unknowingly on the spectrum) if just until they discovered she was socially awkward, became uncomfortable around her and looked to NT women instead. I kind of get the impression that those women that are an aspie and are regarded beautiful on a more universal level (rather than by the smaller group of individuals of whom I...
I'm looking for strategies and advice for overcoming difficulties with executive functioning. By executive functioning, I mean financial matters like budgeting, keeping a balanced checkbook, planning, etc. I need something really simple because these matters tend to be meltdown triggers for me. This is also a source of embarrassment for me because I can do some really high end stuff with electronics and radio, yet seemingly basic executive functioning feels like the impossible task.
I feel the need to build this skillset as I am rapidly watching full time jobs turn into independent contractor positions. I fear the relative simplicity of having a paycheck that I can count on might be going away.
I'd personally say no, for the reason that not many people outside of those who need to know about AS for professional reasons have heard of it, and don't know what it is.
I've also been saying for years that current so called "equality" laws designed to protect us disabled people in the UK workplace aren't worth the paper they're printed on because the useless government don't enforce them and probably never will, hence I've had to be content with voluntary work since I left school nearly 24 years ago.
Anyone agree or want to comment on this?
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