This is my first day on the forum so I'm just getting on the scoreboard so to speak.
I am 51, and having my NHS autism assessment very soon.
I am keeping this a secret except with my partner who knows- he is trying to be nice about things but clearly has no idea what adult ASD is about. Hence I am on here just to touch base with y'all. I've been browsing a bit at your messages and feel a bit less frantic now I've proof I am not alone in a bad dream.
One question. I was told the nhs waiting list is very long, then was suddenly offered an assessment. Is this just lucky chance or is there significance behind such a quick appointment?
Hi - welcome - I'm new here too and in the same situation as you. Have not told anyone apart from my partner, no family history involvement. I ticked a box on my forms saying that I would take a short notice appointment - maybe that's what this is for you?
I think you are right about the short-notice appointment thing. I just got mightily confused after being told how long I would have to wait.... then wow a slot comes out of the blue.
Judging by what people are saying on here I think I am really lucky (if that is the right way of looking at it) that I live in an area with an unusually good service for ASD. Hence waiting months not years.
Not long until i find out what the deal is anyway!
Thanks for replying :D