I'm new here, just sent the forms/ quizzes back and now waiting to see if that gets me an assessment meeting. It's all making me quite anxious and I'm feeling quite preoccupied by the whole thing. Also I found the forms/ quizzes quite infuriating as lots of the questions were unclear and there was no space to provide written answers without covering the forms in my scrawl - so anyway I thought I would come here and find out a bit more about everything.
My personal experience of the whole getting referred for assessment process is that it can become very pre-occupying. What forms did you have to fill in? My GP never asked me to fill in any forms, I think it’s different procedures in different GP surgeries! When will you find out if you have been successful in obtaining an assessment meeting or not?
I got two questionnaires, something Cambridge something and something AQ something. It was really difficult to answer some of the questions about how I respond to certain things as the wording felt quite unfamiliar - like 'fascinated in' - well, I might be very interested in something or enjoy noticing certain things but I would never use the word "fascinated" so it felt like there weren't enough options and it wasn't the way I would describe something. Also for a lot of the questions I wanted to explain more rather than just tick a box. I just got the letter today saying that I am on a waiting list for an assessment meeting, but with no indication of how long that waiting list might be. So who knows!
You know of course you can do the AQ50 online and get an idea of your score? Just google aspergers screener and you should get it. Any score above 32 could be significant for asd.
just found it now - was the same questions exactly I think. and a score over 32.