autism spectrumThank you Real McCoy for sharing your experience. I think that many of us who have been through most of the site looking up and down for an answer to our questions find answers like yours the most helpful. My son was recently been diagnosed with a mild form of Asperger’s syndrome which is within the autism spectrum. I am in the register, but due to this recent diagnosis our whole family is reconsidering this job as an option, since we have no idea how could we deal with this new situation abroad.
Asperger’s is also called high functioning autisms; there are no medications or “treatment”, just therapy to learn to cope with some of the characteristics. In my son’s case, the area we have to work on is social skills. So I am wondering how is that the DOS work with this kind of cases, he has no learning disability, nor a physical impediment/condition; however, he does lack some social skills and may need some occupational therapy and or social skills support. Will this automatically make him not “worldwide available”? We are waiting for the official report to contact med clearance in this regards, but until then I was wondering if anyone out there was able to be posted abroad with a family member with a similar diagnosis (although we know that every case is different) and if they could share their experience. Thank you.