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10 things I always knew about myself but never had the words to explain

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I recently got the results of a professional assessment to determine the best and not-so-best ways I learn and perform, in order to help me gain a better understanding of how this will affect me in the workforce. I have learned that my performance is consistent with a Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD), which truly came to me as a surprise given my relative success in educational environments. It turns out that about 80% of people with Asperger Syndrome (or alternatively Autism Spectrum Disorder) fit the diagnostic criteria for NLD. After some reflection I can only conclude that NLD is a much better description for me, as I do not share some of the most prominent and noticeable AS/ASD traits.

So what does this actually mean for me? I think it confirms a lot of what I already knew but didn’t quite know how to express.  Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Charles in Toronto

March 11, 2015 at 7:02 AM

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