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Question about speech

Thu 16 Apr 2015 12:29pm


Wondering if anyone can help with a question I have please?  My son is 3 and has received an ASD diagnosis.  He is high-functioning and been verbal for the last 8 months.  However, amongst very clear, precise speech - he has now started babbling.  I can't make out what he is saying and it appears to be a language all of his own.  He has been doing this for only a week now but thought I'd ask if anyone else has experienced this with their child? 

Thank you

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Hello, I'm new here :-}

Wed 15 Apr 2015 10:43am


I have just come accross this forum as I am looking for other parents of children with ASD to chat to and shar experiences with.

Erica H
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New to this site

Tue 14 Apr 2015 7:39pm

Hi,  I have a son who is 3 and 4 months and was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. As he has turned 3 a lot more issues are turning up. He has no speech, no hand gestures and no understanding. He has started giving a little bit more eye contact mainly from being at pre school. He has a 1 to 1 teacher at pre school and attends tracks which is a special nursery for autistic children.

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New here - 16 year old daughter with HFA (Asperger's diagnosis)

Tue 14 Apr 2015 7:14pm


I am new to the forum and hope to find some support.

Our 16 year old D was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism yesterday. The psychiatrist said that she has what they used to call Asperger's but is now called HFA.

Anyway - that technicality aside - it has been a very long and painful journey to this diagnosis.

She has always been my quirky child (middle child of three). And I guess I always thought something was slightly different about her. 

16 year old daughter recently dx with High Functioning Austism/Aspergers. Long history of co-morbids (OCD, Anorexia, Self-harm, GAD). It has been one hell of a journey to get here, and now we're here we're pretty terrified.
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Tue 14 Apr 2015 6:34pm

I am working on my son's social skills using a book recommended by the Autism Outreach Team.

the first thing was to work out what makes him happy.  He doesn't seem able to think of anything that makes him happy.  Is this because he isn't recognising his own emotions?  He is 8 and on the high functioing end of ASD.

i can think of lots of times when he is happy, but he is really struggling.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Asperger support in the Chigwell area

Tue 14 Apr 2015 6:05pm

A relative of mine has recently been diagnosed with Asperger's in his 30s, and I am looking for some information to pass on to him. I think it would be very beneficial for him to meet others with Asperger's. He lives in Chigwell, but he does not drive. Though he is able to travel into London by train, so groups there may actually be more convenient than in other areas of Essex.

Laura - Community Champion
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Back to school

Tue 14 Apr 2015 5:29pm

Hi, I hope everyone had a good Easter. I have to admit I'm quite glad the holidays are over. Sometimes I enjoy them, but not this time! Lots of illness, and for Leo that often means he struggles with everything more than usual. Lots of crying, and he also seems to lose the gains he has made over the last few months. I try not to worry, as I know he will get back on track, but relatives (by which I mean grandparents) have been very concerned, which is understandable, but doesn't really help, and adds to my own stress levels! 

Amy - Community Champion
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Sat 11 Apr 2015 12:04pm
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