Is there any benefit to being diagnosed with AS as an adult?

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kyethra
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21 Jan 2007, 1:22 am

I've been thinking about seeing a psychiatrist who specialised in AS to see if I would qualify for a diagnosis of PDD because recently Illinois (the state I live in) has passed a law that says insurance has to cover more services for people with PDD like occupational therapy.

I've been wondering if this is something worth pursuing? I have NLD- something that is similar to NLD and I suspect I might also have AS ( I have low empathy and so forth). I think OT could potentially be beneficial. I'm not really sure.

Any thoughts on this whole diagnosis thing?



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21 Jan 2007, 1:59 am

http://www.nldontheweb.org/Dinklage_1.htm

If your state passed a new law in your favour of free treatment under your insurance, I would take it as you know in the UK your covered by (National Insurance) that you pay every week... Which it does not matter what happens to you it's covered, just people do whip lash cough over here tap them "WHIP LASH", allot of people are black listed by "WHIP LASH CLAIMS here", then you have the other insurance that covers living costs / loss of work and all that which is basically like you having a car crash and the people in the vhc are covered...

I don't know the hole USA thing yet and different states have different laws, is USA isn't it... lol as I don't know other ones who use state...



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21 Jan 2007, 8:35 pm

When I said I have something that is very similar to NLD I MEANT to say I have something that is very similar to AS. I do have NLD. That is confirmed from neuropsych testing. Its the AS I wonder about. My brother does have severe autism and I did always think I had AS growing up.