Hello, as I said above i have my long awaited assessment tomorrow, they rang a little while ago with a cancellation.
I'm i think a little scared.
I'm 50, I don't know what to wear tomorrow, that sounds so stupid.
Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in... and just be yourself. They're not trying to catch you out. I had my assessment and diagnosis almost 3 years ago, aged 56. It took about an hour and was mainly focusing on my childhood, any problems I'd had in adult life (relationships, work, etc), and things that I generally found to be a struggle. My eye contact issue was obvious. I also mentioned the bullying at school, and the problems I had with social communication generally: body language, gestures, and so forth.
You're bound to feel anxious now - and that, too, will be picked up on. I went into mine knowing that I had ASC, so I tried to focus on the benefit I knew a formal diagnosis would give me. Since getting it, my life has changed. Now, I no longer feel like a freak. I no longer wonder why I can't make friends, or struggle with things that others take in their stride. It has improved my mental health, too, because now I know what the underlying reasons are for everything.
Good luck. I always tend to think the worst about something I have to do, and I over-analyse stuff. But really, my diagnostic assessment was nothing to worry about. Hopefully, yours will be the same.
Let us know how it goes.
PS Check out some similar threads under the 'Related' column on the right of this post. You should find useful information there, too.
Thank you Tom
Good luck, I hope it isn’t to stressful once it begins.
Try to be yourself,
And if you are feeling ok let us know how you got on.
Thank you for thinking of me today, I'm back now but I need to have a rest. I will let you know later or tomorrow how it went.
Have a good rest. You've earned it! And well done for getting through it.
Hope it wasn’t to stressful for you. No rush to talk,if and when you feel able.
As tom said well done for getting through it.
That was one of the most stressful things I have done for a long time.
We got there in time. The place didn t smell much but it was dirty. The lady came and got us and talked to me and asked questions for 4 1/4 hours!!! I had blu tack so I didn't rock too much. Some of the questions were a bit hard but most of it was ok and I was very tired by the end.
It will probably take about 8 weeks for the result.