Mild Aspergers Checklist
You have probably stumbled across the web, trying to figure up from down. There is a lot of info on mild aspergers, but not many repositories of information. But in the next few minutes your anxiety will melt info understanding, which will allow you to make more informed decisions.
There are not many ways to officially test whether a child or adult has mild aspergers or not. Most of the time it is either a doctor or the person with aspergers that notices it. Usually the only thing a person can rely on is a rule of thumb and not much else. Not everyone on the autism spectrum or who have aspergers will exhibit the same symptoms, but there is a general rule of thumb to go by. This list is not exhaustive, but it is meant as a starting point to do further research. So here is the mild aspergers checklist:
-Over fascination with small details.
-They do not play well with others.
-Have been diagnosed with other disorders.
-Have a hard time “norming”.
-Do not realize the importance of social interaction.
-May disregard some social rules.
-Be keenly focused on a hobby.
-Have a hard time holding down a job.
-Oblivious to certain social scenarios.
-Have sensory issues.
-Have a hard time taking care of themselves.
-Find dating hard.
-Are super intelligent.
-Are a bit shy at first.
Now obviously not all of these will apply to everyone, but it give you a good picture to see whether you may have mild aspergers or any other disorder on the autism spectrum. There are resources available, including my own book, the Asperger’s Cheatsheet, as well as public forums like Wrong Planet. If you find yourself seeing your personality on parade in the checklist, don’t worry, and don’t panic. It may come as a shock, but with a little work, you can overcome it as an obstacle in your life and find success.
As I have mentioned before, I have written a book called the Asperger’s Cheatsheet on mild aspergers. I have dealt with my dark places in this journey and in the ebook I detail how I overcome common obstacles in battling mild aspergers. Only you or your doctor can decide if you have mild aspergers, but it does not have to suck as bad as you start your discovery process.