anyway - just a few q's
I'm not sure if I qualify - I have no problems washing, dressing, cooking, but have mild-moderate coordination problems, and communication/socialising - should I still apply?
You mention no problems with cooking, what about shopping for the food, preparing the meal from scratch and then cooking without burning all on your own? Could you cook a roast chicken with potatoes, vegetables and gravy for example? Having 3 or more pans on the go at once? Also if you were interrupted by something unexpected (fire alarm, phone ringing knock on the door, loud bang) would you be able to continue with the cooking without being distressed?
The problem is ive heard if you can manage to cook meals then it's harder to get DLA. i know of one asperger (only 1 and it was 12 years ago) who was refused dla on the grounds he could cook meals. The communication/socialising i would definitely apply for that reason but im unsure about the cooking.
Don't mention in detail what you can do.
it mentions a three month qualifying period - is this from the date you submit the form?
and finally - where it asks how long you've had the condition - should I just put "lifelong"?
For the number of days a week i would put the maximum that you have required help. Use a worse case scenario with each comment you put down.
Not sure about the 3 month qualifying period could be that it takes up to 3 months to process. i know any money you are awarded is backdated to the time you submitted the form.
Put n/a congenital (meaning from birth) since most research suggests autism is congenital.