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    I am FEMALE and scored in the 'NOT autistic' bracket
    183
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    I am FEMALE and scored in the 'POSSIBLY autistic' bracket
    31
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    I am FEMALE and scored in the 'LIKELY autistic' bracket
    64
    9.83%
    I am MALE and scored in the 'NOT autistic' bracket
    215
    33.03%
    I am MALE and scored in the 'POSSIBLY autistic' bracket
    39
    5.99%
    I am MALE and scored in the 'LIKELY autistic' bracket
    74
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    25. Not bad. A square number
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    (Original post by Kittiara)
    I scored 39. But I was diagnosed with ASD a few months ago, so that makes sense.
    I'm the exact same as you
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    You won't automatically get extra time in exams.

    WoodyMKC - there's a lot of crossover between things like Autism and social anxiety. It's not that unusual for adults to be misdiagnosed with things like social anxiety first.
    Well people in my school get it....
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    (Original post by )
    Well people in my school get it....
    Doesn't mean you will. And how do you know they get it for Autism? They could also get it for other conditions too.

    No wonder others get pissed off at people getting extra time in exams.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Doesn't mean you will. And how do you know they get it for Autism? They could also get it for other conditions too.

    No wonder others get pissed off at people getting extra time in exams.
    I speak to them...
    Some for Aspergers, Some for dyslexia and some for Autism. One for ADHD.
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    (Original post by )
    I speak to them...
    and you believe everything you're told?

    Either way, it's a ridiculous reason to want to get a diagnosis. As I've said, you may not even get extra time. You may even get a diagnosis. Why would you even get a diagnosis if it's clearly not causing you problems? I only have a diagnosis after a pretty spetacular mental breakdown at uni in which I almost killed myself.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    and you believe everything you're told?

    Either way, it's a ridiculous reason to want to get a diagnosis. As I've said, you may not even get extra time. You may even get a diagnosis. Why would you even get a diagnosis if it's clearly not causing you problems? I only have a diagnosis after a pretty spetacular mental breakdown at uni in which I almost killed myself.
    "if i was diagnosed with it then apart from the burden i would carry round of being diagnosed with it (psychologically believing myself to be), It could work in my favour to get extra time on exams!"

    Okay, what are you even talking about? The whole situation was hypothetical, and even if i did want a diagnosis. which i never said, then the reason is subjective. It may be a ridiculous reason to you, but i might find it an amazing reason as we have different circumstances.
    Also, i said "it could work in my favour", not "I'm going to get diagnosed so i can definitely get extra time on exams, that's sure to work in my favour!!!!". Either way, if i did that i wouldn't have anything to lose other than "the burden...." which i mentioned in my original comment.
    No one said i was going to get a flipping diagnosis anyway so please when you comment on something, make sure you read it first.

    And no. Believing everything i am told is quite different to what i have done. Speaking to several different people on separate occasions, being told the reason they have extra time and with there being no reason to lie, me believing them is justified. Also the unlikeliness of each individual person who also has the condition in which they told me, to lie about it works in favour of me believing them.
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    (Original post by sunshine97)
    37 for me .. was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when I was young .. thought I overcame most of the symptoms as soon as I found out, so it doesn't make sense for my score to be that high :/
    You can retain traits associated with autism without the thing running your life/defining you eh. If it makes you feel better, the test is a bit of a blunt instrument, and I myself scored similarly, have never had any such diagnosis and get by just fine in the language and communication/abstract concepts/relationships stakes
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    (Original post by Keyhofi)
    25. Not bad. A square number
    One could say ,your in your prime !
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    I scored 17 on that quiz. Apparently 0-29 means "no autism." But I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3.

    Then again, most of the questions are asking things along the lines of how good your memory is, if you notice the tiniest details or not, and whether you're extroverted or introverted, so take your results with a pinch of salt. While the test looks for stereotypical aspects commonly found in people with the condition, the autistic spectrum is a very complicated one with no 'black and white' symptoms, and everyone is affected differently.

    I think the test would give a better idea if it had more questions related to responses to sensory stimuli, but even then, it's just a little quiz.
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    I got 39. I have extremely bad social anxiety and Asperger's, soo...... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by RCLeahcar)
    I scored 17 on that quiz. Apparently 0-29 means "no autism." But I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3.

    Then again, most of the questions are asking things along the lines of how good your memory is, if you notice the tiniest details or not, and whether you're extroverted or introverted, so take your results with a pinch of salt. While the test looks for stereotypical aspects commonly found in people with the condition, the autistic spectrum is a very complicated one with no 'black and white' symptoms, and everyone is affected differently.

    I think the test would give a better idea if it had more questions related to responses to sensory stimuli, but even then, it's just a little quiz.
    What do you think of this one? http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php Seems much more extensive. I always score highly in it as opposed to the one in this thread for which my score varies.
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    (Original post by Simes)
    The answer to life, the universe and everything! I got 42.

    What do I win?
    Free tickets to The Adjustment Bureau :teeth:
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    (Original post by Simes)
    Hey, that's an American site. They're trained to be outgoing and garrulous. Being British qualifies us as disturbingly shy and timid by their standards
    Fair point, but autistic traits don't mirror shy/timidness as such
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    got 16
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    (Original post by midnightice)
    tsr/10
    e.g. 8+ :teeth:
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    Got 38, what do I win?
    Edit: Oh wait, someone used that line already.
 
 
 

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