Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Now What?

Today I took two online tests, one for Autism, one for Asperger's.  No, I don't regard online tests as authoritative. But when the results all say the same thing, it is an indicator that I should look into this more closely and maybe get a formal evaluation.

Test #1 gave me this result:

Based upon your responses to this autism screening measure, it appears that you may be suffering from an autism spectrum disorder, or Asperger's disorder. People who score similarly often qualify for a diagnosis of autism or Asperger's.

Test #2 yielded the above graphic, a fourteen page PDF explaining what it means, and the following summary:

Thank you for filling out this questionnaire.

Your Aspie score: 144 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 70 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

So, today I found out that I could well have Asperger's Syndrome, and that I have to buy a new car within two weeks (or continue to drive my Malibu illegally) at a time when I don't think I can take on any more debt.

And I don't know what to do about any of it. The saying goes, "Life Sucks and then you die." 

Hey, Mort! Don't keep me waiting, damn it!

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