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Hidden pool of undiagnosed mothers emerging

Mon 26 Dec 2016 5:57pm

 

Hi

The Guardian contained an article today on the emerging pool of undiagnosed mothers who are identifying with their diagnosed children and seeing similarities in themselves.    I know we have had a few instances on the forum with mothers (and fathers) feeling that they too could be on the spectrum.

 

You can read the article here.

 


 

 

 

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Josie - Community Champion
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OuterSpaceBoy


Loneliness in general and during Christmas time in particular

Tue 20 Dec 2016 9:20am

I have written a little text about how I experience loneliness in general and during Christmas time in particular. Check it out if you like:

https://medium.com/@OuterSpaceBoy/silence-7c1d94d33d3a#.77oncexcr

How does everyone feel during this particularly busy time of year?

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Al B


iPad obsession

Sat 17 Dec 2016 4:50pm

Hi, I have 3 children and my middle child is a boy aged six who has recently been diagnosed with level 1 autism. He had been excluded from school for violent outbursts and a few weeks before Christmas he had his hours reduced to 8.45 - 10am. It became increasingly difficult to get him to go at all and all he wants to do is watch YouTube minecraft videos on his iPad. I told this to the headmaster who said without being condescending take it off of him. Your the adult. Not helpful advice but I tried that evening. And my son didn't stop screaming kicking, biting, spitting and throwing things.

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A beddow
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Jack D OU student


Jack Dove's 2016 progress

Wed 14 Dec 2016 5:39pm

Hello everyone,

Here is my latest YouTube update;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvPRA9MqpDA

 

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Jcotto


Separation anxiety

Tue 6 Dec 2016 6:16am

Hi, 

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IsThereAnIssue


17 month old not pointing or talking

Wed 30 Nov 2016 6:17pm

Hello,

I have a 17 month old daughter who isn't pointing (to indicate want or show something) or talking yet.

However she does the following:

1. Understands words and commands

2. Points to picture books. But does not point to something she needs. Example - she will try to reach to her milk bottle and if unsuccessful would come crying to me but does not explicitly ask for it by pointing

3. She does babble and I'm hearing gibberish but no idea what any of it means

4. She loves her daycare and shows affection to people there and to us parents

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Janice


pls help

Wed 30 Nov 2016 2:23pm

I am sorry and very new to this can someone pls tell me roughly how long it takes to get autism diagnosed. Thanks in advance xx

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j irving
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Misdia


No diagnosis, what now?

Wed 30 Nov 2016 1:04pm

I was referred for adult autism assessment at 42, came out with just "shy, and anxious due to childhood trauma". Im requesting a review as I'm not happy with the assessment.

Any one else have experience of not getting diagnosis and pursued it..? 

Wasnt expecting a non diagnosis and now feel worse without any explanation of all the autism traits and struggles... My direct relatives, including my son and cousin, have ASD diagnosis or some mental health condition....

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Nutski
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Mandi Gibbons


Son undergoing diagnosis- what to expect?

Thu 10 Nov 2016 7:58am

Hi all.
I'm new on here. I have a son , 22 months, that has been screened and observed by a family member who is a Consultant psychologist. She suspects it's highly likely he has ASD.

The gp has referred him and we are now awaiting our first appointment. There seems to be a long wait.

In the meantime any tips on what to do to help bring on his communication? I'm trying a bit of signing and also using photos.

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Leila Kay


Newly diagnosed partner - where to start with support

Thu 27 Oct 2016 7:53pm

My husband was given an asd diagnosis this summer and the initial shock has worn off and I'm turning my thoughts to how we now get support.
So questions -
1. We are on a low income but due to asd hubby has limited work experience / NI contributions. Where do we even start for government financial support?

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