Hi, I have a lovely 13 year old girl. She suffers from anxiety, she hides this very well no-one is aware other than close family members. Her anxiety manifests itself in she needs a lot of reassurance, struggles to make decisions, bad temper and to a degree social isolation. She says she hears voices, which scares her. She is a grade A student, very studious and well liked. She makes no effort with friends, she has a small group of whom she is fond of but doesn't like to spend too much time with them. When she's in a large group she says she feels invisible. It's heartbreaking.
Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and I'm hoping for some advice. I'm a father of three children and just like most families work extremely hard to provide a good life for my children. We have a daughter who is now 17 and to be honest looking back now we feel so guilty that we missed so many signs that something was not quite right.
Hi all! I'm collecting data as part of my Masters course which involves a questionnaire for parents of ASD children that are of primary school age. The questions are about parental experience of the diagnosis process. For more information and to take part please follow the link below and please share the link with others who may be able to help. With sufficient participants it is hopeful that this research can be published and potentially aid the way in which the diagnostic process is conducted for example by providing additional support for families.
My very first appointment for diagnosis is coming up in a couple of weeks, and I'm getting a little worried about it! I received some consent forms yesterday, one was asking for my consent for a family member to attend an apointment to give more information about 'development' and asked for me to give that family members details and relationship to me.
Im so frustrated, my daughter is such a happy little girl and because she doesnt speak as much as some other children in her age group they want to test and label her.
Im angry and feeling alone i dont know what to think? im struggling to get my head around it and i shouldnt because i worked with autisic adults so i know the drill.
is this my fault?
have i messed up as a mum?
she isnt even diagnosed and she is being treated "different" by close family.
Once again I have been useless at logging on, but I'm here again!
After a years wait, I have finally received a letter confirming I have my Stage One appointment next week. I am going to have to try and move it as they've booked it for a day when I have work (being on a zero hour contract I don't have the luxury of very much paid leave) but worst case scenario, I will loose my days pay and be there next week.
Hi. I can't remember the last time I logged on (the shame of it) but I've been busy "living the autism life" with my children and they're all getting older and presenting new challenges. Thought I would pop into the new forum and say hello as it feels like starting from the beginning.
Hi everyone I have come to a complete struggle with my son's behaviour I have been told he has anxiety but I think there is more I'm after from some advice from other parents as my health visitors and my son's pre school are not helping me at all...