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Moira.s.x's picture

In need of advice!

Mon 5 Oct 2015 1:59pm

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.

Dizzy90's picture

My Stage 2 Appointment is Tomorrow!

Wed 23 Sep 2015 1:00pm

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. 

The stars and the moon will be gone too soon, and tomorrow becomes today
MrsMum's picture

Autism Referral

Sun 13 Sep 2015 10:03am

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.

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Thu 20 Aug 2015 11:54pm

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 Added to this now has been the hormones and the periods which makes her even more withdrawn.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.

M fyfe
Tallulah's picture

Being Autistic Booklet

Sun 16 Aug 2015 10:31am

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

Laura - Community Champion
Dakotakade710's picture

I am 20yrs old and believe i have ASD

Sun 9 Aug 2015 2:03am



Dizzy90's picture

My Stage One Assessment

Fri 31 Jul 2015 12:02pm

Hi everyone,

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!

The stars and the moon will be gone too soon, and tomorrow becomes today
Sarahc91's picture

Just had a diagnosis

Thu 23 Jul 2015 11:25am

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

Angel11's picture

Feeling really frustrated !!!!!!

Fri 17 Jul 2015 5:54pm

My son will be 4 in October. He has been attending the Assessment centre for nearly 2 years. He has recently finished having Assessments for ASD. He had an ADOS, a 3di, plus 5 various observations. I had the results on Thursday, which they have said were inconclusive. The 3di and all the observations pointed towards ASD, but he didn't score enough points in the ADOS to get a diagnosis. I now have to wait 6-10 months before the will repeat the ADOS, we will then get a definite diagnosis. 

I'm feeling very frustrated by this. Has anyone else had this happen? 


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Autism on TV tonight

Wed 15 Jul 2015 8:48am


Don't miss the second episode of the Autistic Gardner tonight at 8pm on Channel 4. You can still catch up on last week's show if you missed it on All 4. Or at 10.40pm on ITV there is a show called "Girls with Autism" a one-off documentary which follows pupils at Limpsfield Grange in Surrey, the only state run boarding school in Britain specialising in girls with autism.

Josie - Community Champion


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