For our next newsletter, we would love to have a regular "top tips" section for parents/carers and families.
This month we'd love to know your top tips for parents and families who may be going through the diagnosis process for their child or someone they know?
We also welcome suggestions for any future top tips ideas.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Hi. I have a son aged four, diagnosed with autism this year. And now am really worried about my younger son who's really two.
Both boys are very different my four year old, is now talking but had speech delay, he attends mainstream school, he's quite, spends a lot of time on his tablet, lots of anexity, and social difficulties as well as poor eye contact and poor diet.
I am more than just a little nervous - my Stage 2 diagnostic appointment is tomorrow. After such a long wait, that's come around really quickly and I don't feel remotely ready!
I've spent the best part of this morning making notes and reading everything I can find online to help. It's just occurred to me that this isn't a forgone conclusion and I may not get diagnosed. It didn't register before that I might get told I'm not on the spectrum and I'm now more terrified than before.
Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and just wanted to ask some advice my 8 year old was referred by the school nurse for an autism spectrum disorder assessment with virgin care and we have been told it is a two year waiting list.
Is this the normal time to wait - he is struggling in school and suffering with anxiety and frustration.
Many thanks Melanie.
My Daughter has Autism and had recently started her periods. She is struggling to accept she has autism and refuses to talk about it and has complete shut down if I try and have a quiet discussion about it. Added to this now has been the hormones and the periods which makes her even more withdrawn. She hardly goes out and prefers to be in her room. She is very physical with everything she does. Hugs are over the top and too hard that you almost get strangled and whenever any of her brothers even walks passed she will kick out or hit them.
This new booklet called "Being Autistic" was intended to be bought in bulk by autism service providers to be given to those recently diagnosed to support them in understanding and accepting their diagnosis. You can also purchase the booklet singly if you are interested in reading it. You can download a free sample chapter to see if it seems like something you would like to read. You can buy the booklet or download the free sample chapter here: http://www.autangel.org.uk/being-autistic-book.html
I had my Stage One Assesment appointment today. I've been so nervous all week and didn't sleep much at all last night, but I really didn't need to worry. I have no idea how well it went (whatever 'well' means!) but the ladies who I met where fantastic and made me feel very at ease straight away, which isn't an easy task with me!
Hi there, my name is sarah and I am mum to my little girl Olivia she is 3 years old and we have just had a diagnosis of asd I was just wondering if anybody knows of any groups of parents in the salford area where I can express my worries thoughts and feelings about this asd
Any help or ideas will be very much appreciated
Sarah c x