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Mariam84's picture

Is he autistic?

Thu 24 Oct 2019 10:12am


I have a 3y10m kid who just started going to KG. In school, from the first day his teacher said your kid is not OK. 

I understood from them that my kid is having autism. 

Ive never thought my kid is autistic. He is very smart and like pretend play with me or his brother. He is not aggressive. When I ask him to do things he does it correctly. When he turned 3 trained him for potty very easily in just 1 month he masterd that.

Runningwithscissors's picture

Can anybody help me understand the diagnoses process

Wed 17 Jul 2019 10:44pm

My son is going through assessment for autism again age 9. He was assessed at 2 and 5 and now we are repeating the process again. 

May two they said there was not enough evidence and he may grow out of some behaviours so they would look again at 5. 

At 5 they said not enough evidence to confirm ASD but then at 7 he stared to fall apart at school and they decided to repeat the process again. We are two years down the line and don’t seem much further on. 

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. 

Uhldeva's picture

New member

Sun 21 Apr 2019 8:33pm

Hi everyone,

motherclanger's picture

Pros & cons of diagnosis

Sun 13 Jan 2019 3:48pm

Hi there, I’m trying to gather opinions/perspectives on diagnosis. My daughter and nephew are autistic & I believe my late mother was definitely on the spectrum. My sister & I are NT (we think!) and are both ‘pro diagnosis’ having gone through it with our children. 

michaelz's picture

petra's place - new therapy centre in london

Tue 14 Aug 2018 8:57am

...The new Petra’s Place centres offer a child and family-centred responsive space where children aged 18 months to 4 years on the autistic spectrum will receive an individual programme of support to develop strength and resilience before they enter the education system...


VStar's picture

Diagnosing Aspergers in Females

Thu 11 Jan 2018 5:03pm

Hi, I really need some help. My daughter is 19 and went for an assessment yesterday for Aspergers and, she was turned down. This is despite her being accepted into a specialist autism unit linked to our local college and they've said that in their professional opinion, they've no doubts that she's on the spectrum. We're now Ina position where we have to get a second opinion and fight against the decision that's been made. Has anyone else been in this position and if so, what did you do?  Thanks 

Sibylle's picture

Did you know that autistic-like behaviours do not necessarily mean your child has autism?

Sat 19 Aug 2017 2:00pm
Did you know that autistic-like behaviours do not necessarily mean your child has autism?
Sibylle Janert
Smilerkel86's picture

under 2 year showing signs of autism

Tue 15 Aug 2017 8:49pm

Hi all, I have just started out as a childminder. I have took on a little boy aged 23 months his mother is Russian and father Polish. He has an elder half brother who lives with him and speaks fluent English. The little boy has no language in any of the languages he associates with. I also think he has sensory issues we were at the park and his trousers got a little wet and muddy and he was distraught. He is also extremely fussy with food as in complete refusal to try anything.

Bjddavie's picture

Undiagnosed aspergers worries

Tue 28 Mar 2017 3:25pm

Hi im new to this so please be understanding.
I have a 12 yo daughther who was sent to a paediatrician for possible aspergers,she suffers with severe anxiety,some ocd behaviour,she has self harmed,cant seem to socialise with her peers or speak to adults/teachers since she was a toddler really,together with cahms we believe she has aspergers.
So we get into the paediatric office,his assistant sat reading her file for half an hour without speaking,then came the doctor,to my surprise he said I have read her file and said"I dont understand why your here"


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