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Potential learning disabilities/difficulties (adult)?
Wondering if anyone has any advice/opinions on what kind of help we might be able to get for an adult with potential learning disabilities?
My brother is 23, he has moderate autism, and has severe difficulties with daily living activities, however he seems to have a normal level of intellect (in things he's interested in at least).
He's been to university, with a lot of help (specialist mentors, extra help from tutors, examples and templates for work, extra time, all the course material given in advance so he can go through it at his own pace, etc.) but all the information we've found on learning disabilities suggests that someone has to have a low IQ/lower intelligence to have a learning disability, which we think may mean he gets turned down for an assessment based on the fact that he has been to university, and is obviously capable of learning things, however he does struggle with simple things on a day to day basis, he can read, but not necessarily understand what things mean, he can't talk much, can't talk to strangers at all, he can't handle public transport, can't cook, struggles with laundry, and other simple things that should be easy for people (though he can do some things if someone is with him at the time to go through everything step-by-step, pictures help a lot as well, but he won't remember how to do it on his own next time around).
It's also been noted that he seems to be "childish" (enjoys things more aimed at children, like arts and crafts projects, Lego, stuffed animals, and games) which may be unusual.
He's currently on the GP Learning Disability Register (despite not having a diagnosis), and we're hoping to contact the local adult social care team, but we're not sure whether it would be worth attempting to pursue a diagnosis, or if maybe other people have any suggestions on what else it could be?