Ok, had my phone assessment. I get discussed in the weekly meeting tomorrow, and will get a letter saying Yay or Nay in a couple of weeks.
If it's a yes, then it'll be an 8 MONTH wait.This is Norfolk/Suffolk btw.As it's something which isn't registering in my mind as important for me to know (In my head I already know) I don't feel anxious or annoyed with the long wait at all.I'm just... :|
I had an assessment at home first, and was told I could wait up to a year. In the end, I got the diagnostic appointment about 10 months later. This is in Kent. Boy, did those months drag past! All worth it in the end, though. Like you, though, I was convinced about it all way before then. The diagnosis was the icing on the cake.
totally hear ya. just need it rubber-stamping for the NTs, and also cover my own *** if I ever wanna get a dip back into work as a FTE.
I've worked full-time for most of my working life. My current job, though, is part-time - but permanent. I work 4 days a week. 30 hours. It's low paid, but I make enough - just - to cover everything. It suits me now.
What did Mr Micawber say? 'Annual income 20 shillings, annual expenditure 19 shillings and 6 pence. Result - happiness. Annual income 20 shillings, annual expenditure 21 shillings. Result - misery!'
im perma-lancing atm, financially rewarding but 2hr commute is a killer. need to cover all bases. in case i decide i've had enough and need more 'security'
Hi Chewie,I didnt have a telephone assessment, my process was; visit GP for referral which was no problemthen wait 7 months for first 1 hour face to face assessment with psychiatristthen wait another 4 months for the next two 1 hour assessments (luckily 1 week apart)then wait another 3 months for the final diagnosis letter to drop through the door (which was 9 days ago)I needed the 'bit of paper' official diagnosis both to wave at NTs for proof but also even though I pretty much knew I was on the spectrum my own self confidence has been so low the last few years I needed the validation myself too. Hopefully your wait wont seem to long, mine was a struggle at times and I found myself a therapist with experience of ASD back in the summer and she's helped me get through these last few months.