Sadly recently Glen had to be sectioned for a second time, his behaviour had deriorated over the last few months with him being extremely violent to staff and himself and he also isolated himself in his room. He is slightly improving in hospital but is still isolating himself in his room, however staff are getting him to the dining room for meals, he was having all his meals in his room at the care home. The care home manager and her staff have been working with staff at the hospital since Glen was admitted. I am going to visit him tomorrow.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!