I got brought up in Nottinghamshire with support at school and no other support and the hospital could never find out what was wrong with me and it hasn't helped. I was always tripping over as a child more often than others and I'm no good at conversations. My Mum self diagnosed me with dyspraxia at the age of 18 and I don't know if I'm autistic as well. I've just been sacked as a care assistant because of safety issues because I kept forgetting things and I didn't get on in the bakery I was working in. If anyone can give me advice it might help.
For your peace of mind you could go to your GP and ask to be assessed for Autism and dyspraxia.
It sounds as if you could do with some advice and help to organise your self, may be your local Mencap office could goive you some tips.
Dear Abmonster. I have made the same 2 diagnosese for my daughter who is 16 and have found it so frustrating not to have had support or people in the Health Service to listen to us. Although there are a few gym groups they are usually aimed at younger people with coordination difficulties. I have found that even without a diagnosis people that offer support fascilities and are familiar with your symptoms will not turn you away. Best wishes with the job hunting. Let us know how you get on. Love Jane
hi i have adhd and dyslexia and know i have been told that i have autism i cant belive it im so upset will i ever get a job now no offence to people who have autism but im scared that my life will end i really feel wierd at the moment i dont know why i have all these stuff and some people dnt have anything wrong with them why do i have to have everything wrong i dont know who to turn to anymore plz help asap
Hi Lauren, I'm so sorry to hear that you're having a difficult time at the moment. It may take some time to come to terms with your new diagnosis and I really hope that in time you'll able to accept it and see that you're still able to get a job and do all the things that you would liek to do.
Just out of interest were you offered any support when you were given the diagnosis of Autism? If you want to talk to someone about it you can ring the Learning Disability Helpline who are there to support you, their number is 0808 808 1111.
Good luck and let me know how you get on
thanks helen its nice to hear that i have someone supporting me and i really do aprechiate it it turns out i dnt have autism but my social skills are really bad. thank you anyway but im still anoyed with life atm x