12, but I can see the answers that would give me a comfortable 50. Does this mean I have hidden autism?
Your a what?I have a nephew who, at the hight of the Autism diagnosis craze told me that it made him special and he would have an incredible career in IT (he spent every night playing games on a laptop)
He now stacks shelves in a supermarket. I am still a banker.
Both mine are now diagnosed the past couple of years after a 4 year wait.Son diagnosed 13 years ago, now 24, in some ways he's 10. Special schools, PIP, ESA, not able to work.
Daughter diagnosed 5 years ago, now 27, married, just about coping.
Wife diagnosed 4 years ago, Almost 50, registered carer for son. Knowing explains a lot.
Son, diagnosed a few months ago, now 19. Fairly neurotypical, but has his ways and cannot handle deviation.
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Assuming that the test is valid and that my score is accurate...it might explain why I like reducing work situations to a flow chart or a 2 x 2 matrix.Aware that the online test is not a diagnosis, I took it twice, the second time about 30 minutes later. Although some of my answers may have been slightly different both my scores were identical.
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Reading some of the comments written by some of the people who have said they are on the spectrum, I recognise some of them in myself.
You're lucky he said "goodbye". I'm sure there's plenty of kids and teenagers who nonchalantly wander in and out of each others homes without saying a word!Down thread it was mentioned that knowledge/education helps with acceptance.
One of the Chefette's mates is autistic and having been pre-warned I knew he wasn't being rude when he left our gaff saying
As he walked past on the way out.
I get the feeling he obeys the letter of the law without knowing/understanding the spirit behind it. I hope that makes sense.
"Your score was 24 out of a possible 50.
Same here. Dyscalculic.33 for me, I do suffer with discalcula but never thought I was anywhere near ‘the scale’, I just thought I was a neat freak when it comes to organising things
Autistic like traits can be acquired after damage to the brain, particularly the frontal lobes. Parts of the brain used for social interaction get damaged, and as the brain recovers from injuries social functions can get crowded out. Any sort of brain injury can cause this.
Before you ask I grew up with a brain injury and assessment reveals autistic.