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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by HibiscusFlower, Aug 1, 2020 at 10:51 AM.

  1. HibiscusFlower

    HibiscusFlower New Member

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    Hi everyone, fate has brought many people with autism into my life both as friends and students. I also have a relationship with an aspie which presents certain questions that remain unanswered. Very happy to be here and meet you all and I am sure some of you already know me from another autism forum.:smile:
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Alexej Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    HI @HibiscusFlower - welcome to the Forums

    Do hang around a bit, read other posts, interact a bit with us and I expect you will find many answers to your questions.
     
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    :hibiscus: @Thank you Alexej. I just had a Zoom meeting with a 28 year old male friend/ex student who is considering getting an official diagnosis. When I taught him as a child he was diagnosed with PDD not autism. I couldn't really advise him on this. Are there any reasons that would be a contra-indication to getting a formal diagnosis in his late 20's? He just lost his job because of Corona's impact on the economy.
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
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    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autism Forums!
     
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    Hi and welcome, I hope that you enjoy it here.

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    Hello HibiscusFlower! Nobody is offended by straightforward questions; that's how we offend everybody else! Ask away, and welcome. This is the friendliest forum I ever saw for this stuff.
     
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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    In the USA, ASD1s aren't always eligible for SSI or SSDI, but ASD2/3s usually are.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum, I hope people are able to answer your questions!

    When you say PDD you mean Pervasive Development Disorder, right? I believe that when the DSM-5 came out a lot of those diagnoses (Asperger's, PDD, etc.) were merged into Autism Spectrum Disorder, so technically he already has an autism diagnosis. If that's the case I don't think he needs to necessarily get rediagnosed, but it could still be helpful to figure out his specific support needs as an adult, especially if that's what he's looking for, just more professional support.

    And of course, it's possible your country doesn't even use the DSM and all that wouldn't really matter, and would further explain why he's looking to get a rediagnosis. In that case I still don't think it would prevent him from getting a proper diagnosis, and might possibly even help since it's already been shown he has similar issues.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

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    Yep autism is defined as a pervasive developmental disorder, so I don't get why they came up with PDD as a separate diagnosis. Maybe they gave it to those who did not fit the criteria for classic severe autism.


    Welcome HibiscusFlower, hope we can be of help :)
     
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    You are correct. It means generally autistic, but not fitting more specific forms like Aspergers or Autism (in the DSM-4). PDD-NOS [Not Otherwise Specified]

    NOS is used in other mental health diagnoses, too, that are not a perfect fit, but are a good general match.
     
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    Greetings, welcome and nice to see you again! :)

    (I clicked on your profile pop-up and recognised your tag line ;))
     
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    Hi Ezra, missed you, it's your favourite teach of course.:innocent:
     
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    Hi K! Yes it's me. Missed you too.:hearteyes:
     
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    :D

    How’s your whole tree/drain/rats situation coming along?
    Any progress?
     
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    Well, following yet another flood, I went ballistic and called a meeting of the housing committee and the maintenance company, told them it was the 8th flood in 12 months and threatened them with legal action. They consequently cleaned the drains, uprooted several banana trees near the drains :palmtree::cactus::hibiscus::herb:and poisoned the remaining roots. The pest control was called in and now we shall see if that solves the problem. Thanks for asking K, it has been a challenging time. I was a little concerned about you because I hadn't seen your posts on our other forum, so really happy to talk to you.
     
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    Sounds like you had what my family call a “do-it-all day”!
    That is good news: hopefully you will be dry and clean from now on (and vermin free shortly).

    Yes, I lost patience with various aspects of another place... signed up here on the recommendation of another member and haven’t really looked back aside from missing a few of the good eggs (such as yourself)
     
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