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Re: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults and Children -resources, groups etc.

I was talking to one of my friends, a psychiatrist in the US who works with a lot of Asperger/Autistic patients and she thought that cultural differences like the ones that Kittster mentioned may well be part of it.

Also, if a society is well organized, and runs on schedule more or less so that there is less uncertainty and disorder, people with Autism/Asperger's will fit better within the structure.

If it's not a problem in your life, and it doesn't impact your functioning, you probably wouldn't need to see a doctor about it.
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Also, if a society is well organized, and runs on schedule more or less so that there is less uncertainty and disorder, people with Autism/Asperger's will fit better within the structure.
I would not agree at all, such a society, i.e. Switzerland, is far less tolerant of people's little quirks! I see this with my son all the time, he tends to favour activities that are less structured, on the basis that if you make a mistake it is not such a big deal....

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Re: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults and Children -resources, groups etc.

And of course, there's a lot of variation in individuals.

The folks that I do know on the Autistic/Asperger's spectum seem to like situations where there are clear expectations, and not a lot of unknowns. I guess that's a better way to put it than structure.
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Re: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults and Children -resources, groups etc.

Hello everyone,

This is an old old thread but I am reviving it as I have recently been diagnosed with Asperger's myself.

I did not even bother trying to get a diagnosis in Switzerland and was amazingly lucky to find an Australian psychologist who offers consultations and assessment by Skype.

Anyway, I would love to hear from anyone who has an ASD themselves or knows anyone who has. I'm feeling quite isolated compared to people I've been in contact with in the US, UK and Australia.

Also does anyone in the Basel area know of any professionals who deal with adults on the spectrum?
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Hello everyone,

This is an old old thread but I am reviving it as I have recently been diagnosed with Asperger's myself.

I did not even bother trying to get a diagnosis in Switzerland and was amazingly lucky to find an Australian psychologist who offers consultations and assessment by Skype.

Anyway, I would love to hear from anyone who has an ASD themselves or knows anyone who has. I'm feeling quite isolated compared to people I've been in contact with in the US, UK and Australia.

Also does anyone in the Basel area know of any professionals who deal with adults on the spectrum?
Aspie here. While I've found it somewhat difficult to get the language going due to my problems with interactions, I haven't had issues meeting and getting to know people here who understand and accept my aspieish quirks.

Good luck with it, don't fall in the hole- when in doubt, EF is a good bunch of people and always out there.
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Re: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults and Children -resources, groups etc.

Switzerland is way behind about autism. My autistic son was taken in charge until the end of "école obligatoire". He is now 18 and nobody cares about him. My advice is: go back to an English speaking country!
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Re: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults and Children -resources, groups etc.

Sorry, vachkiri, that you and him went what sounds like hell. I can see it entirely posible. Look in some of the links on the site I posted, there are a few for kids aged 15-20. Good luck and hug.

https://www.englishforum.ch/3057251-post3.html

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Re: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults and Children -resources, groups etc.

My son was diagnosed late (5 yrs) and hence went directly to a school for Children with autism in Nyon. He is now 18, his IQ is average, just like mine in fact. There are zero places for him to go. Apprentissage - 0. Gymnase - 0.
AI has coached him forever but now he is very frustrated finding that so many options are out for him.
And really there is no structure for young adults with autism. Even Autisme Suisse Romande knows about this.
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My son was diagnosed late (5 yrs) and hence went directly to a school for Children with autism in Nyon. He is now 18, his IQ is average, just like mine in fact. There are zero places for him to go. Apprentissage - 0. Gymnase - 0.
AI has coached him forever but now he is very frustrated finding that so many options are out for him.
And really there is no structure for young adults with autism. Even Autisme Suisse Romande knows about this.

The son of a former work colleague also has autism and works in a protected"werkstatt" called VEBO. Don't know if this is present in other cantons but I DO know canton Bern has such "werkstätte". Try asking at your cantonal Invalide Versicherung (IV).
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Re: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults and Children -resources, groups etc.

https://www.facebook.com/WEFvideo/vi...6653224231663/ (July 2019)

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/...0Video%20Blogs (January 2019)

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The son of a former work colleague also has autism and works in a protected"werkstatt" called VEBO. Don't know if this is present in other cantons but I DO know canton Bern has such "werkstätte". Try asking at your cantonal Invalide Versicherung (IV).
Yes I know of two young people too and they are in Bern.
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Switzerland is way behind about autism. My autistic son was taken in charge until the end of "école obligatoire". He is now 18 and nobody cares about him. My advice is: go back to an English speaking country!
It is very much a Kanton thing, so your generalization is not valid. My son is now in Uni Bern and he has had support all the way, even in college. As he is now an adult, we are no longer in the loop, but I understand from him that he has a councilor assigned to him that he skypes with a once or twice a month.
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Re: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults and Children -resources, groups etc.

I started to work with neurofeedback about 20 years ago. I have worked withe a number of autistic, aspergers and ADD spectrum people.

In the Zurich area there is the association. Also provided are shadows. ABA is also fairly strong. My daughter worked a number of autistic children. It was hard work.

In the schools it can be diifficult because it is fairly narrow minded and there is a lot of mobbing. The school system is fairly inflexible.

In the psychological area you must be careful as medication is widely used.

SAP software developer has hired a special group of aspergers to develop software.
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