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Old 03-12-2019, 10:43 AM
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Default Re: Always wondered if I am autistic

Autism has a strong genetic basis and several members of my family have it. Here is what Wikipedia says about autism and genetics. I cannot post a link but a quick Google search of "autism genetics" should bring up the result.

Also, it is a spectrum, and I believe from what you say that you would be diagnosed as being on it.

Do you have any key interested which you obsess over? This is what of the main ones they ask when diagnosing Asperger's, for example.

In the UK they refer to all forms of autism as ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) rather than classifying someone as having Asperger's.

There are benefits to being diagnosed. For example, I lost a job at work and they had not made reasonable adjustments for my disability, which they should have. This was before I was formally diagnosed and they requested my medical records etc to say that I didn't have it etc. Would have been a far easier process with a formal diagnosis.
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