I've lurked on here for a while and I've finally decided to join since I'm considering an application to join the RN as an Officer Cadet. I've read the other Asperger's/Autism threads on here and the Psychiatry section of JSP 950, there are a couple of things I'm uncertain about. JSP950 states that Asperger's (so long as it isn't disabling) may be considered, however Autism would appear to be a straight no. Since 2013, Asperger's has no longer been a diagnosis according to the official diagnostic procedure, so anyone diagnosed post-2013 will have "Autism Spectrum Disorder". When I had a report done a few years back, the doc said that I basically had a case of "Mild Asperger's" however since I didn't talk until I was nearly four, the correct diagnosis would be "Childhood Autism" (when Asperger's diagnoses existed, you couldn't get one if you had a speech delay). I'm currently in the process of getting an updated report. Now, I currently hold down a professional job working for a bank in the City, however I don't find office life particularly interesting, so I'm interested in joining BRNC as an officer cadet. I've lived in a shared house with other professionals for over two years with no problems, I've flown an aircraft solo (the flying club knew about the diagnosis and were fine about it) and I tend to be fairly social (quite a prolific business networker and speed dater). For the record I did hold a valid ENG1 in the past, doc was fine about the diagnosis. Appreciate its a tough one with regard to the RN medical but do you think it will be a straight no?