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So what have you achieved in your adult life?
Age: 18-24, Group: D/U ASD, Outcome: Very Good 5%  5%  [ 9 ]
Age: 18-24, Group: D/U ASD, Outcome: Good 6%  6%  [ 12 ]
Age: 18-24, Group: D/U ASD, Outcome: Fair 13%  13%  [ 24 ]
Age: 18-24, Group: D/U ASD, Outcome: Restricted 8%  8%  [ 14 ]
Age: 25+, Group: D/U ASD, Outcome: Very Good 11%  11%  [ 20 ]
Age: 25+, Group: D/U ASD, Outcome: Good 19%  19%  [ 36 ]
Age: 25+, Group: D/U ASD, Outcome: Fair 15%  15%  [ 28 ]
Age: 25+, Group: D/U ASD, Outcome: Restricted 15%  15%  [ 28 ]
Age: 18-24, Group: NT, Outcome: Very Good 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Age: 18-24, Group: NT, Outcome: Good 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Age: 18-24, Group: NT, Outcome: Fair 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Age: 18-24, Group: NT, Outcome: Restricted 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Age: 25+, Group: NT, Outcome: Very Good 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Age: 25+, Group: NT, Outcome: Good 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Age: 25+, Group: NT, Outcome: Fair 4%  4%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 186

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13 Dec 2012, 9:14 am

I am just curious as to what the people on WrongPlanet, in general, have achieved in their adult lives.

Here's an explanation as to what the poll choices mean:

Age Groups: [1] Young Adult: 18-24 years of age.
[2] Full Adult: 25+ years of age.

Diagnosis Groups: [1] D/U ASD = Diagnosed/Undiagnosed ASD [2] NT = Neurotypical (In this case, Neurotypical = Non-ASD).

[1] Outcome =Very Good
Have achieved the following 3 things: [A] Living independently (e.g. not living with your parents/parent and not dependent on anyone for financial support)
[B] In higher education/currently employed
[C] Having at least 2 friends/steady romantic relationship.

[2] Outcome = Good
Have achieved 2 of the 3 things (A,B,C) under Very Good outcome
- For those of you who choose this poll option, mention which two of the 3 things mentioned (A,B,C) you have achieved (as well as the age group and diagnosis group you fit into).

[3] Outcome = Fair
Have achieved 1 of the 3 things (A,B,C) under Very Good outcome
- For those of you who choose this poll option, mention which one of the 3 things mentioned (A,B,C) you have achieved (as well as the age group and diagnosis group you fit into).

[4] Outcome = Restricted
Have achieved none of the 3 things under Very Good outcome.

I thought I split the poll options into diagnosis and age subgroup options.

One other thing. Regardless of what poll option you choose, mention the following factors:

[1] Most recent official IQ score
[2] Most recent Autism Spectrum Quotient Test score
[3] Highest level of education achieved
[4] Degree achieved and in what field (only applies to those who attended community college or above after high school and graduated)
[5] How long did it take you to achieve your highest degree?
[6] If employed, are you employed up to your potential? (i.e. the job you currently have requires the highest degree you hold).
[7] If living independently, at what age did you move out and start living on your own?
[8] If you never have been in a romantic relationship, are you interested in getting into one?
[9] If you have ever been in a romantic relationship, how old were you when you first got into one?
[10] Outcome
[11] Age Group
[12] Diagnosis Group



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13 Dec 2012, 9:21 am

1. In the genius range (3+ deviations above the norm). I don't have a precise number.
2. Most recent score is 43
3. GED
4, 5, 6, 7. 8, NA
9. I was 19. However this does not reflect social aptitude on my part, but getting taken in by a predatory abuser who exploited my naivete.



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13 Dec 2012, 9:36 am

[1] I don't know. I took some IQ test once, as part of a job application. They said I scored highest of all 30+ candidates but didn't tell me a specific score.
[2] Latest ASQ = 36
[3] Master's degree
[4] MA in English Philology
[5] 1 year
[6] Yes.
[7] Haven't moved out yet, but I am pretty much ready to do it in the next few years...
[8] I'm not sure - I've experienced several nasty disappointments before
[9] n/a


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13 Dec 2012, 9:36 am

Verdandi wrote:
1. In the genius range (3+ deviations above the norm). I don't have a precise number.
2. Most recent score is 43
3. GED
4, 5, 6, 7. 8, NA
9. I was 19. However this does not reflect social aptitude on my part, but getting taken in by a predatory abuser who exploited my naivete.


I just realized that this poll doesn't have a 16th option (Age:25+, Dx: NT, Outcome: Restricted). I created a new poll under the same name that has that 16th option.



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13 Dec 2012, 9:42 am

Alright, I'll transfer my answers here...


[1] I don't know. I took some IQ test once, as part of a job application. They said I scored highest of all 30+ candidates but didn't tell me a specific score.
[2] Latest ASQ = 36
[3] Master's degree
[4] MA in English Philology
[5] 1 year
[6] Yes.
[7] Haven't moved out yet, but I am pretty much ready to do it in the next few years...
[8] I'm not sure - I've experienced several nasty disappointments before
[9] n/a
[10] Good outcome (I have a few good friends and a full-time job)
[11] 25+
[12] D/U ASD


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13 Dec 2012, 9:45 am

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Have achieved the following 3 things: [A] Living independently (e.g. not living with your parents/parent and not dependent on anyone for financial support)
[B] In higher education/currently employed
[C] Having at least 2 friends/steady romantic relationship.


I voted 'fair' because I am in university. It would have been 'good' a couple years ago, but I moved away from my friends and am having a lot of trouble making more.

[1] IQ 137
[2] AQ 29
[3] high school equivalent (homeschooled, passed the SAT)
[4] currently working on undergraduate psychology degree
[8] No. I'm asexual.
[10] Fair/Good
[11] I'm 23
[12] PDD NOS



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13 Dec 2012, 9:54 am

Don't forget we have executive function deficits. That poll, its explanation, and the twelve days of followup questions are hard to digest.

The best adult outcome is to have some sort of skill which is in demand enough that people will pay you to do it despite your challenges with social interactions. Typically (but not always) this involves software development, where the need for specialized skills means the person is in demand and quirks are overlooked.



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13 Dec 2012, 10:28 am

I chose the 25+ since I turn 25 in less than a month. and am restricted since I have none of the above.

1. never taken an iq test
2. aq = 38
3. college
4. bachelors of science Ag Economics
5. 7 years if you convert summer school to years too otherwise 5 years including every summer
6. never held a job that even required a high school diploma.
7. live at home still
8. never made it past a first date really. but yes
9. 24 is when I went on my first date.
10. restricted
11. 24, 25 in a couple weeks
12. current therapist is telling me autism but another brought up aspergers with me.



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13 Dec 2012, 11:18 am

[1] My IQ test was tested when I was in major overload - I can tell you high IQ, gifted.
[2] 36/37
[3] Undergraduate degree
[4] Bachelor of Science: Math/Computer Science Double major
[5] Graduated when I was 20, finished up the second major just as I turned 21. Commencement was within a week of turning 21, my graduation date listed on my diploma is the semester I graduated in (one semester early, when I was 20) - so I graduated early actually - at 20. - so 3.5 years after high school with one year of high school being college classes
[6] N/A (Unemployed, and vocational rehab has deemed me unemployable currently even)
[7] N/A (Not living independently - however, I am not living with my parents, I moved out for college because I needed to and didn't move back in. They are full financial support and other people are helping with taking care of me - living with my boyfriend and his family.)
[8] N/A
[9] 17 ( My relationship is rather abnormal - it started because we noticed we weren't just friends. Also, I was in a group that was totally not an "aspie social group" and totally only a science fiction club in college). But my boyfriend and I got together at 17.
[10] Fair (steady relationship)
[11] 23 years old
[12] diagnosed ASD



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13 Dec 2012, 11:49 am

1) I don't know exactly... Nor do I really want to say my latest one since it was not a true reflection of my abilities because of extenuating circumstances. My highest was in the gifted range but I don't know what exactly.
2) I don't remember. Does a diagnosis count? I was definitely in the AS range - 30 - something?
3) Some uni-I'm still a student
...
7) 17
9) 15
10) "Very Good" (living on own, relationship, in higher education)
11) 18-24
12) D/U ASD



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13 Dec 2012, 11:52 am

[1] 126
[2] 38
[3] Bachelor's degree
[4] BA Honors English
[5] Four years
[6] Not at all. My job only requires Associate's degree and even THAT was created for me, otherwise it would require only a high school diploma.
[7] I moved out permanently when I was 21, but did not live completely independently of any friends or relatives until I was 35.
[8] I have had four long-term romantic relationships and am in one right now. However, most of my relationships were not mature or healthy.
[9] 22, but again, not mature or healthy.
[10] Between good and very good outcome.
[11] 25+ (in my forties)
[12] D/UD ASD


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13 Dec 2012, 12:50 pm

[1] Most recent official IQ score:
I have a huge fear of being proven I am unintelligent, I could never take an IQ test. Suppose this means I could never get an official diagnosis if I needed one. People have seemed to think I'm intelligent, so I suppose it hasn't seemed relevant? I don't know, the closest things I've had to do were tests about memory and imagining uhm, I don't remember the term, but things like flipping objects in your mind and completing simple patterns? I used to be good at mathematics and the like though before my ridiculous mental issues.

[2] Most recent Autism Spectrum Quotient Test score:
34 I think? Something in between 32 and 36 I don't remember.

[3] Highest level of education achieved:
I finished the mandatory education ofc. I had only gotten through a third of the next part of education when I had some sort of mental breakdown and I haven't recovered.

[4] Degree achieved and in what field (only applies to those who attended community college or above after high school and graduated):
Not applicable.

[5] How long did it take you to achieve your highest degree?
Not applicable.

[6] If employed, are you employed up to your potential? (i.e. the job you currently have requires the highest degree you hold).
Not employed.

[7] If living independently, at what age did you move out and start living on your own?
Not independent.

[8] If you never have been in a romantic relationship, are you interested in getting into one?
No.

[9] If you have ever been in a romantic relationship, how old were you when you first got into one?
Never been in a romantic relationship.

[10] Outcome
Restricted, but I've never tried to make friends so that one's not a huge loss for me.

[11] Age Group
Young adult (22)

[12] Diagnosis Group
D/U ASD, unofficial diagnosis.



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13 Dec 2012, 1:20 pm

1] Most recent official IQ score: Don't know. I was tested at age 6 and admitted to a gifted program for elementary school
[2] Most recent Autism Spectrum Quotient Test score: 151/200 (oops, wrong score) :oops: I don't remember, but it was in the low 30s
[3] Highest level of education achieved: College graduate
[4] Degree achieved and in what field (only applies to those who attended community college or above after high school and graduated): Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
[5] How long did it take you to achieve your highest degree? 10 years
[6] If employed, are you employed up to your potential? (i.e. the job you currently have requires the highest degree you hold). No
[7] If living independently, at what age did you move out and start living on your own? 28--but I went straight from living with my mom to living with my first husband, so really, about age 35.
[8] N/A
[9] If you have ever been in a romantic relationship, how old were you when you first got into one? 14
[10] Outcome: Good (I have a job, kids, husband, but no friends)
[11] Age Group: Over 40
[12] Diagnosis Group: Undiagnosed, definately not NT


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13 Dec 2012, 2:20 pm

[1] Most recent official IQ score - 107
[2] Most recent Autism Spectrum Quotient Test score - 44
[3] Highest level of education achieved - some college
[4] Degree achieved and in what field (only applies to those who attended community college or above after high school and graduated) - one class short of Associate's degree
[5] How long did it take you to achieve your highest degree? - 5 years
[6] If employed, are you employed up to your potential? (i.e. the job you currently have requires the highest degree you hold). - no, I could've gotten this job without a degree
[7] If living independently, at what age did you move out and start living on your own?
[8] If you never have been in a romantic relationship, are you interested in getting into one?
[9] If you have ever been in a romantic relationship, how old were you when you first got into one? 16
[10] Outcome Fair (No friends, long term romantic relationship; job)
[11] Age Group 25+
[12] Diagnosis Group diagnosed Asperger's and ADHD



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13 Dec 2012, 3:05 pm

chssmstrjk wrote:
I am just curious as to what the people on WrongPlanet, in general, have achieved in their adult lives.

Here's an explanation as to what the poll choices mean:

Age Groups: [1] Young Adult: 18-24 years of age.
[2] Full Adult: 25+ years of age.

Diagnosis Groups: [1] D/U ASD = Diagnosed/Undiagnosed ASD [2] NT = Neurotypical (In this case, Neurotypical = Non-ASD).

[1] Outcome =Very Good
Have achieved the following 3 things: [A] Living independently (e.g. not living with your parents/parent and not dependent on anyone for financial support)
[B] In higher education/currently employed
[C] Having at least 2 friends/steady romantic relationship.

[2] Outcome = Good
Have achieved 2 of the 3 things (A,B,C) under Very Good outcome
- For those of you who choose this poll option, mention which two of the 3 things mentioned (A,B,C) you have achieved (as well as the age group and diagnosis group you fit into).

[3] Outcome = Fair
Have achieved 1 of the 3 things (A,B,C) under Very Good outcome
- For those of you who choose this poll option, mention which one of the 3 things mentioned (A,B,C) you have achieved (as well as the age group and diagnosis group you fit into).

[4] Outcome = Restricted
Have achieved none of the 3 things under Very Good outcome.

I thought I split the poll options into diagnosis and age subgroup options.

One other thing. Regardless of what poll option you choose, mention the following factors:

[1] Most recent official IQ score
[2] Most recent Autism Spectrum Quotient Test score
[3] Highest level of education achieved
[4] Degree achieved and in what field (only applies to those who attended community college or above after high school and graduated)
[5] How long did it take you to achieve your highest degree?
[6] If employed, are you employed up to your potential? (i.e. the job you currently have requires the highest degree you hold).
[7] If living independently, at what age did you move out and start living on your own?
[8] If you never have been in a romantic relationship, are you interested in getting into one?
[9] If you have ever been in a romantic relationship, how old were you when you first got into one?
[10] Outcome
[11] Age Group
[12] Diagnosis Group


Outcome=good. Can't get relationships to last more than a few months, not really close to anyone, partly by choice.

[1] 70-point subtest spread
[2] 123
[3] Post grad
[4] BA/JD (shortly)
[5] 3 years/normal; college = 2.5 years for BA
[6] Yes.
[7] 18
[8] N/A / maybe
[9] 23
[10] Good
[11] 25+
[12] ASD/D



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13 Dec 2012, 3:18 pm

Fair outcome, but on the border to Good now that I am finally receiving some rather intensive support in school and seeing some success. In fact, that's the way it is with all three domains: If I am expected to do those things the NT way, I can't do them. But if I am given accommodations, I can do them my own way.

[1] IQ: Meaningless due to subtest scatter.
[2] AQ: 42
[3] Education: "Some College" (i.e., have been trying to get a degree for over a decade now)
[4] High school
[5] 4 years, but I skipped kindergarten and 8th grade.
[6] Unemployed; unemployable.
[7] Not living independently; supported by the government, living on my own with limited support.
[8] Asexual.
[9] Never been in a romantic relationship.
[10] Fair.
[11] 25+
[12] Autism, Diagnosed


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