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Autism level 2

janetparkinsonjanetparkinson Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited May 2018 in Autism and Aspergers
I have been newly diagnosed with autism level 2not sure what that means work money etc I am trying to get on esa on the 17 may I am waiting for a letter confirming this from my sicatrist sorry about spelling mistakes has anyone else experience ed this

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  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello Janet @janetparkinson and a warm welcome to the community.. Very good to have you with us.
    I do not want to risk giving you wrong or misleading advice, so I'm going to tag someone in here who may be better able to help you.
    Please bear with us and stay in touch
    Really glad to meet you,
    Richard
    @JennysDad
    Tagging @VioletFenn

  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,292 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @janetparkinson

    Please see below to see how ASD Level 2 is defined.

    Level 2
    "Requiring substantial support”
    Marked deficits in verbal and nonverbal social communication skills; social impairments apparent even with supports in place; limited initiation of social interactions; and reduced or  abnormal responses to social overtures from others. For example, a person who speaks simple sentences, whose interaction is limited  to narrow special interests, and how has markedly odd nonverbal communication.
    Inflexibility of behavior, difficulty coping with change, or other restricted/repetitive behaviors appear frequently enough to be obvious to the casual observer and interfere with functioning in  a variety of contexts. Distress and/or difficulty changing focus or action.

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  • janetparkinsonjanetparkinson Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you I did not know that
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    I didn’t know that 
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  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,292 Disability Gamechanger

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • janetparkinsonjanetparkinson Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you for the link
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