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Hilja's picture

Struggling to cope with my adult son

Thu 16 Jan 2020 3:57pm

I am new to this site and have been advised to maybe try chatting with people who know my struggles.  I am a single parent to my son Jack who is 21, he has high functioning autism which was diagnosed when he was sectioned at 15. He suffers from social anxiety too and rarely leaves house without me, he self harms and has had 4 suicide attempts, the last one a couple of months. I am struggling to deal with him as he can be very verbally abusive, the more anxious he gets the worse it becomes. So I don't know how to help him

sarysue's picture

Safe on social media

Mon 6 Jan 2020 6:43pm

Hello, my son is 16 and is high functioning ASD. Like all teenagers he is keen to find a girlfriend. As it’s easier for him to talk online, he often approaches girls, mostly totally appropriately, but his judgement worries me. He’s kind, but might not be aware if he is coming across as too keen, or worst case a bit OTT or insistent! This worries me, but as a 50 year old parent I’m well aware that I’m out of touch with what kids do now online anyway.

I do talk openly with him, but understandably he wants privacy from interfering old parents!

DeeCon's picture

Toilet trained at 20 months now wets himself everyday nearly 5.

Mon 9 Dec 2019 9:40pm

This is my first post and would really appreciate any advice. My son was highlighted by his school in September as being ASD. It was a complete shock although I then came to wonder how I didn't figure it out myself. Partly think it's because whatever is going on with him is regressive. Suddenly sensory issues at school, never had them before. Now wets himself daily despite being toilet trained very easily before 2. I'm worried I'll have to give up my job if he doesn't stop, to go up to the school to change him every day.

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Ways to deal with frustration

Sun 27 Oct 2019 7:43pm


Moira.s.x's picture

Worried about my 18 month old daughter

Thu 22 Aug 2019 12:23pm

Hi. Previously posted about trying to get a diagnosis for my youngest son, now both he and his older brother have a diagnosis of ASD. They were diagnosed quite early, age 3 & age 2 for the youngest son & are both extremely different. 

Runningwithscissors's picture

School don’t agree....

Sun 30 Jun 2019 9:52pm

Hi, I’m wondering if anyone has any experience of school having a totally different opinion on your child’s needs? 

My son has been under assessment since her was 2 years old. He is now 9, he has daily panic attacks around going to school, spends most of the morning on the toilet because of his nerves, has sensory issues and has made no solid friendships since starting school. 

He has recently had an ADOS which we are waiting a meeting to discus the results but the on the back of it we have been asked to complete the Australian scale questions for assessing aspergers. 

lanyi.julia's picture

Does your child have autism spectrum disorder?

Mon 20 May 2019 3:37pm

Hi Everyone,

I am an ABA tutor working with children with autism and completing my research on the side. We are looking for participants to fill out our survey on the link below and help us understand more about autism and co-occurring challenges.

We are looking for you, if your child has a diagnosis of autism and is between age 3-18 years. You can take part in this study if your child has any co-occurring challenges as well as if she/he doesn’t have.

ulrichburke's picture

Please someone answer this, never really felt this helpless before.

Sat 2 Mar 2019 3:59pm

Hi! I need help to learn why I get banned from loads of places and how I can get to fit into groups better.

I'm Chris, I have Asperger's, Cerebra Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Dyspraxia and Caetextia. Not sure if I'm putting this in the right part of Fb or if I'm using Fb right so if I'm not, tell me to move this and I will.  NOT good at this site. Anyway.

blue's picture

Struggling mam

Fri 9 Nov 2018 1:05pm

 Hi I am so sorry I have not been on for a while but I am struggling to cope right now I feel I have to give up my 17yr son is struggling  with college and my 13yr old 6 is struggling  with her anxiety and depression not sure if she has autism too then there is me i just can't go on things are just going round in circles I have emailed every website I can and some get back to you and say hang on in there are things will get better a don't know how to help my kids anymore I am too tired  how do others cope plz advice than you.


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