I'm still digging around trying to understand what sorts of things are counted as meeting threshold for RRBs / IS in an autism diagnosis. Please note that I don't intend to fake any at my upcoming ADOS! What I'm after is some examples that allow me to settle the question in my mind that wonders if my clinical interview missed RRBs / IS that I *do* have, but aren't the stereotypical "obvious" ones.
I don't want a positive diagnosis if I'm not genuinely ASD, but neither do I want a negative diagnosis if I *am*.
Apart from the minor success I've had in discovering the RBQ2a, I'm drawing a blank in my internet based research.
After following your story I decided I would keep a document of all my traits ready for when I get my referral back, so far it's 12 pages... I have a section for routines/repetitive behaviours. I'll list some of the things I've put for myself and hope that it helps you see some things in yourself that you previously may not have considered:
It's not always the behaviour but consider when your usual situations are interrupted and the effect it has on you. Like when people turn up uninvited. That's clearly not a repetitive behaviour for yourself but your usual, comfortable routine at home is interrupted and there is a mental consequence.
Hope that helps
These are good examples. Where did you get the template to make a list?
I can't find any good references as what counts repetitive behavior.I'm guessing you are looking at the macro level, a car journey, rather than a micro level like a tick.
No template, I've literally just been writing everything I can think of about myself in a document and started separating it out under headings as it's grown. I'm reading 'Living in a Bubble' by Anthony King and it's really helped me put together a substantial fact file about myself.
It may not be all relevant but I want to be as prepared as possible. I really struggled to start writing it but once I did I'm now struggling to stop!!
By the time I get my referral through the NHS it might be a published book though...! And I'll still be undiagnosed!