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.
I filled in lots of forms before I went, loads of the questions were about the ones I hadn't answered, or the ones I had scribbled notes over. Ii was pretty non responsive by the end and my husband was doing most of the answering by then. She asked a lot about relationships, she said that most of my previous relationships have been abusive.
I have a super ihigh IQ but there is no way I would have got an even decent score after all that.
My interview would probably have gone on longer, but I pre-empted many of her questions because I gave such detailed answers to the ones she managed to ask. It was pointed out in my diagnosis that I gave overly-long answers. This sounds like you went through the grinder a bit. I was also asked questions about relationships - which have all been failures over my lifetime. I can see now that the failures were mainly rooted in my condition.
I have a high IQ, too, but they already knew that. Did you have to do an IQ test, too?
I find it quite difficult to be my true self so I think having such a long meeting might have been good.
(I told the sen lady at school that I was going for the test, she has known me for over 16 years she said I am no way autistic, that she couldnt imagine them giving me much of a score at all)
she asked a lot about hobbies, and told my husband that my knitting is a stim, I Knit socks.
How would the SEN person at school know whether or not you're autistic? I had countless 'professional' people say that to me - including psychiatrists - but they were all wrong.
I had my IQ tested as a 13 year old. And again a few times since. My mum signed me up with Mensa.
Yes. I was in Mensa for a few years. I didn't like it, though. Too many puffed-up people, reveling in their own giftedness. My IQ was tested when I was 22, and was 148 then.
Are we allowed to say where we were tested on here?
What, the assessment? I'm not sure, but best not to just in case.
They are dreadful aren't they, the people at mensa. My IQ test was done at school because school said I was retarded, their words, and mum got very upset. They had me tested and made mum sign a paper that when the result came back saying I was sub normal she would pay the few for the testing. Obviously she never had to pay.
I have my report back from the assessment.
I'm autistic it's official. No surprise there really but it's proven now.
Thank you all for your amazing support.