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    Would it be possible for someone to join the Royal Navy/Royal Marines if they have autism or does it deapends on each case?
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    (Original post by TheDevil)
    Would it be possible for someone to join the Royal Navy/Royal Marines if they have autism or does it deapends on each case?
    The RAF has a document available online called "conditions that preclude service in the RAF". It's standards will be pretty much identical to those of the other forces, and it clearly states:

    "Psychiatric disorders:
    • Autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger’s"
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    The RN do have a similar document outlining medical eligibility criteria, and stating what conditions preclude joining. That pdf document is available from this page. Autism is specifically mentioned as a no-go condition.

    If someone has an autism diagnosis on their medical records, that will be picked up. However, I'm sure there are many people with the condition who will not have been diagnosed. It's a wide spectrum.
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    The RN do have a similar document outlining medical eligibility criteria, and stating what conditions preclude joining. That pdf document is available from this page. Autism is specifically mentioned as a no-go condition.

    If someone has an autism diagnosis on their medical records, that will be picked up. However, I'm sure there are many people with the condition who will not have been diagnosed. It's a wide spectrum.
    So would they be accepted if they havent actualy been diagnosed since im asking on behalf of a friend. She has been told she has autism but hasnt had an acual diagnosis. She tends to hide the fact she has autism the best she can.
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    So would they be accepted if they havent actualy been diagnosed since im asking on behalf of a friend. She has been told she has autism but hasnt had an acual diagnosis. She tends to hide the fact she has autism the best she can.
    It's not a given. If they genuinely are autistic then they'll likely find various parts of the selection process very difficult, so probably wouldn't make it through.
 
 
 
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