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    Hi, I was diagnosed with Aspergers at the age of 3 (According to my parents) but I personally believe that I don't have it. I pretty much act like a normal Human being (I have lots of friends, can communicate well etc.) but I feel that this "label" is holding me back. Now, I know that the RAF bars entry to anyone who has Aspergers Syndrome, so I figure that my only chance here (provided that the RAF doesn't do background medical checks which I'm almost certain that they do) is to get examined again to see if I really have it or not. If I don't actually have it, would my chances of becoming a pilot be hindered by the fact that I was diagnosed (or rather, potentially misdiagnosed) at the age of 3?
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    (Original post by Ash8991)
    Hi, I was diagnosed with Aspergers at the age of 3 (According to my parents) but I personally believe that I don't have it. I pretty much act like a normal Human being (I have lots of friends, can communicate well etc.) but I feel that this "label" is holding me back. Now, I know that the RAF bars entry to anyone who has Aspergers Syndrome, so I figure that my only chance here (provided that the RAF doesn't do background medical checks which I'm almost certain that they do) is to get examined again to see if I really have it or not. If I don't actually have it, would my chances of becoming a pilot be hindered by the fact that I was diagnosed (or rather, potentially misdiagnosed) at the age of 3?
    First step is to find out if it is on your records. Don't go into this guessing, go into from a position of knowledge.

    If it is, have a talk with your doctor about what the options are for getting them to approve any change to a misdiagnosis.

    If it's not, then there's no problem.
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    im in much the same boat. i was diagnosed, and now they're not interested.
    they will ask you about your medical hisotry, and expect you to be honest. whilst they can check they dont always. many places will refuse to rediagnose you once a diagnosis has been made. they simply say that it does not have an impact on everyday life. the RAF bars anyone who has ever been diagnosed with any form of autism. basically, as much as i hate to say it; its not going to happen.

    however, both the army and the navy allow aspergers recruits, as long as it has no daily effects. and both the Fleet Air Arm and the Army Air Corps are looking for pilots, so if you have your heart set its an option. the recruiters are nice, and they answered all my questions, so i'm sure it'll be fine.
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    3 sounds very young for an official Autism/Asperger diagnosis.
 
 
 
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