U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Military Life and Issues
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-22-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
1,595 posts, read 2,969,104 times
Reputation: 3983

Advertisements

I would never suggest a lie of omission- that is why my son brought his medical records(Military since he was born and raised Army)- the very fact that he was highly successful in his studies and did so well at sports (and was never on any meds for his DX) AND had an almost perfect score on his ASVAB more than pleased his Recruiter and easily made it through his physical before leaving for BT & AIT.

The spectrum is so broad and it really depends where the individual falls within the spectrum.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-22-2012, 10:47 AM
 
7,099 posts, read 23,892,964 times
Reputation: 7248
It makes me wonder how the average person could tell if a "highly functioning" person with autism really had that condition.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-22-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
14,095 posts, read 22,971,089 times
Reputation: 7957
It all depends on the individual and the doctors. Some jobs may be out of reach, but depending on the branch he chooses, the number of jobs available are huge.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-22-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
6,296 posts, read 10,466,630 times
Reputation: 6060
quote: 1. Do you believe everything you read on the internet?


Are you trying to be insulting?

[COLOR="DarkRed")"]quote:2. What do you believe to be "out of hand"?[/color]

How can I make my point more obvious?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-22-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
6,296 posts, read 10,466,630 times
Reputation: 6060
quote: 1. Do you believe everything you read on the internet?


Are you trying to be insulting?

quote:2. What do you believe to be "out of hand"?

How can I make my point more obvious?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-22-2012, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
467 posts, read 1,276,985 times
Reputation: 372
Take a deep breath. I have known good people who have lost some great opportunities in the military because of a subjective (and probably erroneous) diagnosis from early childhood. Think "ADD", which used to be wildly diagnosed amongst young boys. Now, think of "Autistic Spectrum" which is wildly misdiagnosed amongst young boys.

The fact that some doc, somewhere along the way, had given you a very subjective diagnosis, doesn't mean that its correct. There is no blood, DNA, or skin test for this stuff - its all observational.

I believe the current question is whether you have been treated or had therapy for a condition such as this within the last 12 months. Answer honestly. However, you do not have to volunteer medical information that they do not ask you, during an inprocessing physical. If you get asked about it in a clearance interview, again, answer honestly. Again, do not volunteer information - the interviewers really don't want or like that.

I was treated for dyslexia in the second and third grades. I have no idea if that would have disqualified me, if I had volunteered it, but no one ever asked. No one even came close to asking.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2012, 07:21 AM
 
1 posts, read 4,721 times
Reputation: 10
Cool Can,i join?

My,name is Hunter and i am the "high functioning autistic " type, so i was wanting too join the Navy? if some one on here that can tell me. what i will need too do so i can be in the navy,

Last edited by Hunter23; 08-14-2012 at 07:25 AM.. Reason: missed it up :(
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
29,723 posts, read 47,495,927 times
Reputation: 17577
I have served with men who had been diagnosed and I have served with some who had not been.

I was told at one point that if you go a year without meds, then a MEPS waiver is assured.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
24,133 posts, read 38,883,622 times
Reputation: 28099
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunter23 View Post
My,name is Hunter and i am the "high functioning autistic " type, so i was wanting too join the Navy? if some one on here that can tell me. what i will need too do so i can be in the navy,
You probably need to see a recruiter. Seeing all of them probably wouldn't hurt:

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2012, 05:35 PM
 
18,856 posts, read 30,455,105 times
Reputation: 25990
My cousin is a strange one. He was diagnosed with "Oppositional Defiant Disorder", he is low functioning, was in Special Education, and he got into the military. 20 years as a Military Policeman. So...it all depends.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Military Life and Issues
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top