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  1. Hi, It's been a while since I first posted on this website. Fast-forward a year, and I'm about to start a part-time teaching job in my current workplace, and I've failed my driving test 3 times. I was diagnosed with ASD at the end of last year, and am no looking to take my test again (fourth time lucky?) When I applied for my Provisional licence 2 years ago, I wasn't aware that I may have ASD. Nor was I really aware until recently. As such, my Provisional has no information about disabilities etc. On the DVLA Test booking site, it requires that medical conditions are disclosed. How does that work when the diagnosis is only made after the Provisional Licence has been granted? Do I need to change anything? Do I need to submit the DVLA M1 form before I apply for another test? I'm so confused. Any advice will be greatfully received! Thanks M
  2. I'm not a teacher, but I am a teaching assistant attached to the SEN department in my school. Our Senco has AS, and it is thought that I do too. Doctor certainly seems to think so, but I cannot really afford to get a private diagnosis as there isn't funding for over 18s around here. I struggle with social aspects of the job- communicating with staff. I have no trouble working with the students though, and I seem to be good at my job. I also find it very difficult when there are last minute changes of plan. People seem to think that I'm a bit kooky, but that it doesn't affect my work.
  3. Whilst I lack an official diagnosis, I have always got into trouble for being too honest. I'm forever saying inappropriate things about myself and other people. Luckily my family half expect it Outsiders just think I'm aloof and sarcastic.
  4. I had an appointment yesterday with my GP, who told me that there is little to no funding for AS assessment in our PCT, and that unless I were to go private, I would be undiagnosed, although he is fairly confident (as are my family) that I have AS. How much would a private diagnosis set me back? The fact that the doctor suggested, unprompted, that AS might be behind my difficulties has helped a great deal, because finally someone externally has voiced the opinion. Seeking confirmation wouldn't be a life changer, so I don't see a reason why I should seek that piece of paper..
  5. Hello Gareth, welcome to the forum. Like you I live in Suffolk, and like travelling. Good luck with your course
  6. Mooni


    In my school, the student is given a copy of their IEP, with a date for review written into it. The school then works as best they can to meet that deadline, although they are sometimes a week or so off the mark.
  7. I'm learning to drive at the moment. I've had 22hrs of lessons so far, and I passed my theory test on Saturday. I am finding the driving part a bit of a struggle. I am petrified of losing control of the car, and I slow down too much when going around bends and corners. I also hesitate too much because I struggle to make quick decisions and judgments. I find that talking myself through moves is helping a little, but I fear that I will be learning for some time to come. I originally hoped that I would be able to pass by my birthday in May, but alas that seems unlikely My instructor is fantastic. He's patient, and I find him really helpful with his explanations. I find that he's one of the few strangers that I have been able to gel with. But I suspect that is because I have a clear expectation and the understanding of his role.
  8. Hi Kitty, My mum came with me to see my GP 3 weeks ago. She didn't stay for the whole appointment, she came along just to give some information that I couldn't- stuff about my early years and childhood development. After that, she went back to the waiting room and left me with the GP. Maybe your mum could do something similar? It may well be necessary for them to get information at sometime about your early years development. Good luck!
  9. ISTJ Introvert(89%) Sensing(38%) Thinking(75%) Judging(67%) You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%) You have moderate preference of Sensing over Intuition (38%) You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (75%) You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)
  10. I passed my Theory Test today! :)

    1. Merry


      BIG SMILES! :) It takes a lot of work, quick reflexes, a good memory, and a lot of cash to get that far! Well done!

    2. Mooni


      Thanks :) I'm really pleased with myself. I'm finding the actual lessons a bit difficult though. I know what is left/right, but I can't say it as quickly as needed. Oops.

  11. Mooni


    Wow They look great! I had to bake on Friday at work with my year 7s. There was flour everywhere, and it wasn't the most successful. They had fun though, and I started half term with 18 cupcakes
  12. Mooni


    I love baking and making sweets. My repertoire includes: croissants, cupcakes, blueberry sponges, korvapuusti (a Finnish cinnamon/cardamom bun), chokladbollar (oaty chocolatey truffle-like things from Sweden), and I enjoy making fudge and coconut ice. At Christmas I make Finnish gingerbread and joulutorttu, a pastry star with jam filling
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    So, I went to the doctor's today. Took mum with me for back up, so she could talk to him about my early years. He's prescribed me a course of anti-depressants, and given me a follow up appointment for three weeks' time. We spent a great deal of time talking about how I cope on a day to day basis, and how I interact. He has said that I am "highly likely" and that it's a "very strong chance", that I have some form of Aspergers. The follow up appointment is to see if the antidepressants have any effect on me, and that at the next appointment, we will look further into AS, and then depending on what transpires, I will be referred!!!! Mum has always suspected that I may have some form of ASD, and she is very relieved to have had her suspicions echoed by a medical professional who is willing to investigate the possibility further. I also feel quite relieved to be told that it's not all in my head.
  14. Mooni


    I'd be up for the baking thread, too!
  15. Mooni


    Thanks to everybody who has replied to my rather rambling message I cannot express how it feels to have found people who understand how I feel, it's a huge relief knowing, even without a diagnosis, that I'm not alone. I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday, about my depression, and mum has promised to help me raise the issue. She is a tenacious woman, so she won't be fobbed off. With any luck, I may soon find some answers. @Kelly83: I saw that you bake. Me too!
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