DasNutNock wrote:Basically, the GP thought these things were worthy of further study:
- My adherence to routine to achieve anything, and my discomfort when that routine is broken.
- Excessive planning.
- Slightly obsessive and prone to addiction.
- Serious discomfort over confrontation.
- Inability to cope with irrational people.
- Dependency on logic.
That describes me to a T yet I scored 12 in the Autism Test .
The advantages of having a diagnosis when you're still of school age are that you'll get help from the relative education bodies - it helps a bit when you go to further education . After that , I'm not sure .
Asperger's can be a diagnosis but it can also be a ' label ' - I understand the need to discover whether you do indeed have Asperger's as that would help give you the answers you're looking for .
Our boy has been diagnosed with Asperger's , Tourettes , ADHD , OCD - I'm guessing there's something else such as ' Pathalogical Demand Avoidance ' but I'm not sure whether it helps to go much further than Asperger's .
My boy has as many friends [ real ] as I did when I was his age [ 8 ] , he does show love and emotion , he can be quite selfish and demanding , he's happy on his xbox all day whether in company or playing on his own - he finds it easy to make friends online - he is obsesssive about Politics [ Marxism , Leninism , Communism ] but I'm guessing this stems from the fact that boys with Autism are shunned by girls - He is a very attractive lad , very handsome , better looking than me and I'm gorgeous but no girl wants to know . He does have girl friends , he's VERY likeable but that's as far as it goes . Naturally it breaks my heart .