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Survivor Room / Re: Aspergers / High functioning autism assessment
« Last post by Vermilion on March 29, 2020, 01:41:06 PM »
I have to admit that the dx has helped me a lot. I've finally gotten the support that I've needed since I was little. I used to frequently get misunderstood by MH workers due to lack of eye contact, taking things too literally, etc but now that I've actually got a dx things are much better in that regard.
I don't think there are many jobs that a dx of ASD would stop you, I know that we can't join the army but I can't think of anything else.
As for having the 'disorder', that does indeed suck. I seem to be incapable of holding down a job, unable to drive, can't maintain relationships and so on. I'm still working on these issues but I am hoping that one day I will lead a relatively 'normal' life. Have you ever seen someone from Occy health regarding employment?
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Survivor Room / Re: Aspergers / High functioning autism assessment
« Last post by Gerard on March 29, 2020, 01:05:45 PM »
No, but I'll never have the career I aspired to, or others that were plan B, C. Never mind the more personal stuff - friendships, relationships, isolation, quality of life. The thought patterns are relentless, as my psychologist knows.
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Survivor Room / Re: Aspergers / High functioning autism assessment
« Last post by icicle on March 29, 2020, 12:43:07 PM »
How? Did it stop you from getting clearance for a profession?
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Survivor Room / Re: Aspergers / High functioning autism assessment
« Last post by Gerard on March 29, 2020, 11:11:49 AM »
Hate having the diagnosis. It's ruined my life.
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Survivor Room / Re: Aspergers / High functioning autism assessment
« Last post by icicle on March 26, 2020, 02:09:45 PM »
I've read this now. As the title suggests, it is mainly about girls rather than women, but it was worth the read.
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Survivor Room / Re: Meds....
« Last post by Rob on March 26, 2020, 12:24:49 PM »
I believe that there is a lot more understanding within support services/NHS these days, but as you say, it's probably also a combination of the reasons that you suggested.

If you go ahead with it, I hope that you find it useful.
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Survivor Room / Re: Meds....
« Last post by icicle on March 25, 2020, 05:32:49 PM »
At least you can choose your background and how much of you you want them to see, or you could get rid of the picture and just have it as a 'phone. Also, you won't have the hassle of going somewhere.
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Survivor Room / Re: Meds....
« Last post by Lorien on March 25, 2020, 02:46:20 PM »
So... I have a Skype appointment tomorrow. Not sure that feels real yet. Not sure what to expect. I've seen lots of people before but not essentially in my house via the computer. Also not 100%sure I want to.
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Research Topics / Re: Self-harm and autism
« Last post by katievan on March 20, 2020, 09:50:22 AM »
Hello Everyone. Recruitment for this study has now closed. Huge thanks to everyone who has been in touch and given their time to speak to me, it's much appreciated.
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Survivor Room / Re: 1 year
« Last post by bluebell.x on March 19, 2020, 07:14:38 PM »
Well done! that's such a major achievement  :yahoo:
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