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Maybe I'll just read that then.
less autistic than average. who knew.
I can't even draw.
what does that mean
geekier than average but not a full on assburgers. sounds right.
I know it's discriminatory or what have you but it would probably be for the best.
so not at all, really
i have been told i've probably got adhd though
but some of the things I put down I can attribute to tourettes and not autism. So minus the tourettes it's probably less.
Do you get extra marks for actually bothering to complete all 50 questions?
I always thought I was a little bit aspergers-y, I like dates, patterns, order. However I also am fine with social situations. I am not sure what they were getting at with the "you would rather go to the theatre or a museum" question? I would rather go to a museum because the theatre is fucking awful 99% of the time. At least museums you can escape whenever you want. The cinema on the other hand is a different matter.
It is something I've wondered about sometimes.
i read somewhere that 10% of people think they have Autism, or display some of the symptoms, whereas less than 0.5% actually do.
i guess it's better that it (and other similar shiz) is overly misdiagnosed than under misdiagnosed, no?
i've never met anyone with autism, tbh, not that i know of anyway. i've met plenty of people who display compulsive or ritualistic behaviour, but how would you determine between that and people who are autistic?
Like I said having worked with people with severe autism it's quite easy to see people who are autistic even after only very breif experience with the condition. Aspergers is a different in that it's much harder to diagnose and can appear relatively mild while still creating pretty severe difficulties for people with it.
but... without a scale it might as well have been "Q".
There's a broad description at the top.
And anyhoo, it's just for 'fun' innit.
Probs only noticed by the autistics, though. :-)
that's a no
Got 37 two years ago.
Tried to avoid over egging things, but still got 36 this time.
I'll hand in my indie card on the way out.
It's just endless variations of this:
Are you very autistic? Y/N
Are you not that autistic? Y/N
Which means I probably have ME rather than autism.
which i'm pretty sure is what i got last time too
is that bad?
I think I did it wrong.
Which is fitting, since I am also formally diagnosed.
If this is something you think about a lot, you may find the NAS website to be useful than a quiz
though obviously many people with autism have specific mental health problems related to it. Someone correct me if I'm being wrong.
Could you link me to something explaining why it is a mental health problem and not just a disability?
I did quite a lot work in this area in a previous job, so I do know a bit about it. I used to help out a youth club for kids with autism/similar issues whilst I was at university and so I got exposed to know only working with kids with autism, but also had training around the issue to help have a clearer understanding of the problems.
There are a lot of autism charities out there that can provide information, but this is a good (short) beginner's guide to autism as a mental health issue: http://tinyurl.com/2g9mqh
It was pretty well emphasised to us that it was no longer classed as mental illness. I'm not sure if there is some confusion on either side as to whether mental health problems are exclusively defined as mental illness but Autism is defined as a Neural Disorder which is not a mental illness.
obviously not a mental *illness*
just my understanding of "mental health" relates directly to "illness" or (lack of) well-being and I think saying it's a mental health problem really implies it's a mental illness itself.
Which in the case of Autism isn't applicable.
the idea that the disorder itself is a set of innate characteristics, and that this occasionally causes me to have problems which fluctuate.
Although like you point out Mental Health problems are very common for people with ASD.
I think I got this before, but me not being autistic am not very good at remembering such details
and were fifth from bottom in the animal-centric username league table
but i'm collecting all of your scores...
fancy doing an s_y_b a la AQOS, and doing an updated table of averages?
erm no thanks. I should stop procrastinating and do some work!
BUT I've never honed in on a particular area... so I'm pretty shit at all things but I do enjoy experimenting with different techniques and software... then I get bored/frustrated that I suck. I do feel like I have untapped potential which I'll explore further when I hit 60 and take up painting.
The question about phone numbers is now invalidated by the mobile phone. I used to remember people's numebers, but now they are in the mobile, you don't need to.
Fuck you guys