Assessment result!

The verdict is in – Aspergers confirmed! (Or Autism, technically)

How do I feel? Relieved. Validated. Happy!

Why happy? Because I have a whole new sense of self. Today I felt a real sense of freedom in my self to be myself. Nothing has changed but everything has changed. I have an answer to the question of who I am. I have a list of strengths and challenges to work with and work on. 

I’m leaving this as a short blog post, but will update this blog as I learn about myself in this new chapter of life! The highs and lows, thanks for all the support along the way and comments – appreciate them all!

Also, I couldn’t recommend Tania Marshall more if I tried. If you are looking to be assessed – honestly, she is brilliant and very thorough. 

 https://taniaannmarshall.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/moving-towards-a-female-profile-the-unique-characteristics-abilities-and-talents-of-asperwomen-adult-women-with-asperger-syndrome/

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36 thoughts on “Assessment result!

  1. Congratulations! Goodbye to uncertainty πŸ™‚

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  2. Congratulations! It’s such a good feeling to reach that new level of understanding. And in my case to have someone finally believe me πŸ˜€

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  3. Congratulations, Aimz! πŸ™‚ So happy that you found some answers. Much love, Chris ❀

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  4. Congratulations lovely. Good luck on your new chapter ❀️❀️❀️

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  5. Full face picture, much, much better. The whole You πŸ˜‡

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    • Yes!! πŸ˜ƒ A lot of the confusion has disappeared lol only early days, but I am at peace at the moment about it 😊

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      • Make the moment a lifestyle πŸ˜‡

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      • That’s the master plan πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ˜ƒ

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      • Amen to that πŸ™‚
        btw I’m having my Dyslexia screening next week, as it turns out I’ve been struggling with it, without ever being able to relate to it, probably because some of the very obvious signs such as swapping “cat” for “cot” etc., were masked by my autistic brain’s extreme detail awareness. But lo and behold, all the other features in the test I took, seem to indicate at least a “mild” dyslexia…
        Yay πŸ˜‰

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      • Wow, that’s really interesting! Especially the masking bit!

        Tania mentioned dyscalculia to me, which is basically the maths version of dyslexia, and that makes so much sense as to why I have issues with left/right etc.

        Good luck with your screening – ahh, all these answers to issues, a bigger self understanding and awareness, it’s so good! Finally!! πŸ˜ƒ let me know how you get on!

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      • I’ll let you know of course of outcomes, as I’ll probably write a post about the correlations between dyslexia/calculia and ASD. I’ve probably got dyscalculia problems as well, which will probably come up in the screening, but interesting enough these are all partially masked by ASD specifics. I’m also writing a research paper on another correlation, ASD and Anxiety/Depression, but I first have to submit it, and after it’s evaluated, I’ll summarise it online.
        Take good care, and enjoy your more complete awareness, you’ve earned it πŸ™‚

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      • Oh! Definitely looking forward to your future posts! πŸ˜ƒ Thank you, I will 😊

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      • And one more interesting detail that came up from your previous reply…
        I always had BIG problems with maths skills, but never bothered (again, like with many other things) with considering Dyscalculia. But since you’ve mentioned it, I went on the British Dyslexia Association and I found an article on Dyscalculia. And guess what? If the dyslexia screening test was revealing, the dyscalculia article’s signs were even more…
        So next week when I’ll go for screening, I’ll ask for a dyscalculia diagnosis referral too, if they are not done together anyway.
        Thanks again for mentioning it πŸ™‚

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      • Oh great! Glad I could be of assistance without realising it lol. Have a look at “twice exceptional” adults too if you haven’t already, you might find it interesting 😊 again, looking forward to reading the results 😊

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      • Wow, 2e, never in my life have I heard of itπŸ˜‡ I always new I’m from another planet, and I had a sneaking suspicion of being a misunderstood genius of sorts, but now I have proof … Now how are we supposed to stay humble anymore? I guess if I’ve been humble for half century, I just can be proud for the next? Thanks again Amy, you’re a star🌟

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      • Haha! Yes, my psychologist said I’m gifted with a learning disability – twice exceptional! Doesn’t sound too bad at all lol. I have no idea about the humble bit, I guess the NT’s will keep us in line lol. Proud is a great start 😊 you’re welcome! πŸ˜ƒ

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  6. Howdy Amy!

    I was wondering about this earlier today and found a chance to look it up. I’m glad to hear it. I’m not sure what it changes for you, but it gives you a community and places to look for ideas. I’m thinking it is a big relief for you.

    All the best!
    Jack

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    • Hey Jack, it doesn’t change anything in particular, maybe it relieves a lot of the negative burdens and misunderstandings I’ve carried, because I have an explanation. Definitely a relief 😊 thanks for your comment and checking in!
      Cheers,
      Amy 😊

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      • As it turns out, you’re not crazy! What a relief and now to understand your life better. It was such a relief for me. I’m still re-interpreting events in my life.

        Huzzah!
        Jack

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      • Nope, just wired differently! πŸ˜ƒ Wouldn’t change it either, probably would have liked to know earlier but can’t change the past so I’m looking forward to the future armed with this knowledge about myself πŸ˜ƒ it’s all a process 😊
        Amy

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  7. Congratulations! You are an inspiration to me. An aspieration if you will πŸ˜‹

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    • Aww thank you! ☺️ Haha very clever! I was lucky to find lots of “aspierations” that helped me on my journey, so I am more than happy to help you in any way I can with yours ❀️

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    Congratulations!! One chapter closed as another opens. Here’s to your true identity! Cheers ❀

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  9. I know how it feels congrats

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