Do you feel it is a necessity for a diagnsosis in adulthood? And if so, why? Are you fromally diagnosed? And if so was it for clarification purposes? Or for opening doors to support? Or both? Or some other reason?
Hi everyone i,m new here .. i come across this forum while trying to find information on autism.. i just need some opinions really about my little boy who is 33 months old, he has got funny little ways about him that im worried about, if anyone who has a child/ren with autism could you please help or anyone who works with them.. heres a list of the things he does :
watching an object while walking around it for a while (usually when tired)
Hi I have a 13 year old son who has just this week been diagnosed with ASD, even though I,along with preschool and primary school have had my suspicions from an early age in which he did see a consultant paeditrician and they discharged him. As he has got older and in high school things have become more apparent and school have highlighted this. It has been such a struggle and with all his teenage hormones kicking in. Now he has a diagnosis, I feel that we can see some light at the end of the tunnel and get all the help he needs, socially and school work.
Hello, has anyone (adults) taken these, either as part of or prior to your diagnosis? I've just taken the SQ (Systemising Quotient) one and scored 74. I need to know what the minimum score is for those with Asperger's (or high functioning autism). All I can tell from the scoring key is that the maximum score you can get is 150, which is presuming a score of 2 (out of a scale of 0-2) on every single question. I'm about to take the EQ one now (Empathy Quotient) for which the maximum score possible is 80, if you know the minimum score is for those with Asperger's (or hi
I've posted a few times on here before, I have a (very-nearly) 5 year old girl with high-functioning autism and a grab bag of other labels that increases with every visit to her paediatrician! Seems to be the way of these things eh?
I will be seeing a non-clinical expert in Asperger's next month. I previously had an assessment down the clinical route which stated that I had some behavioural aspects that overlapped with spectrum behaviours but that I don't have AS. I firmly believe this was a misdiagnosis, based largely on the fact that I was lacking parental involvement to provide information on my earlier years, (although I provided a reasonable amount myself) and the fact that I communicated well during the assessment amongst other things.
and I am kind of lost. We have started behavioral therapy, occupational therapy, he has a speech therapist (at 4 he still dosnt talk much and what he does, normally comes out different). When I type in tips to dealing and ideas for stimulation ect. online I get an overwhelming amount of different opinions. His last day of vpk is today (this is the 2nd year he has been part of the special vpk program at his school) and with him being home more over summer, I would like to be prepared.
Me again ( sorry ) im being very high maintence atm
Had a MAJOR melt down on Tuesday just gone, and it scared me silly.
Ive come to the decision that i think that maybe it is worth getting myself properly diagnosed , But ive not a clue how to do it.
My wife is brilliant , but has enough to deal with me and the kids let alone anything more, so im going to try and do this myself, with the help of you guys if possible?
A friend of mine could do with some advice from parents in the same situation as her, my son is 3 with ASD but her daughter is 14 and aspergers has just be mentioned.