Happy D for diagnosis day Eccentric 1! xxx
yippee kay yay m....
So, I have an official diagnosis High Functioning Autism through Louise Hilliar near Bristol - https://www.louisehilliar.co.uk
Thanks to Bookworm's recommendations/support and my tenacity to verify what others, except NHS bean counters, knew.
Is it like winning the lottery? Nope but it will help me progress to the next step on the journey towards understanding more about the way I am.
Great news! Here's to the next steps :-)
yay! here's to a more knowing future
Good to hear you found out the things you needed to. All the best!
Congratulations! Eccentric1 Welcome to the Tribe!
Neuro Tribe (rather than Near Typical) lol
I also know that I struggle to put into words things for the Neuro Typicals which I did not realise before.
What things do you struggle to put into words for NTs?
I am fine with my specialisms, knowledge, skills and experience as when I follow my script but get thrown when who I am talking to does not understand it first time.
Also, comprehension of the questions/instructions can be hard as well as quick fire interrogation from more than one person and when having to think about what the other person wants (so much so that they do not give me time to formulate an answer).
Taking some things literally as well mean that I am struggling to decipher what is meant (not asking for clarification or when I do they generally cannot think of another meaning (e.g. doing things laterally, need a roadmap for the project, etc).
It is harder when the NTs do not understand how you can be different and will not listen whilst putting it to you that it is in your mind, your wrong perceptions and you have to change.