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    Have form of Autism

    I have a form of Autism called Autism Spectrum Disorder,I have trouble expressing myself and with socializing,I don't go out a lot.This probably started when I was born,mom says the doctor used forceps to get me out,probably where it happened.I was bullied all through Public and High School.I read in a Grade 1 report card that I was inattentive and slouching and also had a more of a memorizing mind than a reasoning mind,remembering things is not a problem but reasoning things out is.In Grade 2 ,my teacher said I was shy to ask question,I just rather sit and listen and learn.Maybe something should have been done years ago but wasn't.Probably why I couldn't hold a regular job,I was slow learning things,the only person that gave me a job was my Brother-In-Law Larry who said I as one of his best employees.Larry and my sister had an idea to help me get more money coming in,not making enough with doing grass so ended up going to Social Services,got a case worker,I get social assistance right now for food and shelter for $733 a month.For the last month or so ,I have been seeing a Psychologist,doing all sorts of tests,during the 3rd and final one,that's where he said I had Autism Spectrum Disorder.I have filled out an application to get that,the Psychologist did one as well,it has gone in to Toronto,will take 10-15 business days for a decision.The doctor said my case is a slam dunk and should get more money which will be $1000 a monthThis program is called Ontario Disability Support Program.
    Last edited by fritz03; 09-22-2019 at 08:50 AM.
    thanks very much devon. I have been boo'd.

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    I am very sorry to hear about your diagnosis, and what makes me even sadder is that nobody became aware of your condition when you were a child.
    You missed out on things that are normal for other children, and so part of your adult life was difficult as well.
    Your sister and your brother-n-law helped you a great deal, and now you are getting even more help, and I'm glad that you have your precious girl Heidi to comfort you.
    I wish you the very best for the future.
    Keep us updated on your progress!
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    It must be such a relief to have a diagnosis after all these years. Prayers sent your way, Fritz!
    I've Been Frosted

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