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...
Hello. I was wondering whether someone could give me some advice. My friend has a daughter who has recently been referred to the local CAMHS team. She displays signs of OCD and anxiety but we are also wondering whether she could be autistic too. It has reached the stage where she needs some help and fast, are you able to advise how she can get her daughter an assessment urgently? As she has already been referred to CAMHS is there a team she can contact to discuss the recent developments for some more urgent help?
Hello, my name is Lauren, I am a postgraduate student studying a Clinical Applications of Psychology Master’s degree at Kingston University.
Does anyone know how I can get a diagnosis or atleast meet or speak to a professional about the possibility of Adult autism with a professional
Ive been reading about autism and think I may be on the spectrum. This is because I can relate to the triad of impairments mostly around social interaction and when I think back to my childhood I was always on the outside looking in. I didnt have the skills to iniate conversation or play with others and unfortunately this went on into adolescence and beyond.
I struggle now with chit chat and often forget to do small talk and just launch into what I have in my head, instead of following the rules of good conversational ettiquette.
Hi I'm curious to know has anybody actually carried out legal proceedings against a school or education authority for inadequate testing/ assessment.
my son was assessed for Aspergers ( was called that back then) 7 years ago,however we were not involved in any way or were any children services/ agencies. I know this is not the right procedure and due to this my boy has struggled for many years, I can't seem to understand why the school would even do that?
My son had his first appointment with the CDC this week. At the end of his appointment she told me he needs a full assesment as opposed to a short assesment. it's obvious to me that a full assesment is much more detailed and in depth but can anyone tell me why some children have a short assesment and others have a full assesment. Would a full assesment be more for children who may show more or less of the "typical" autistic traits or maybe children who may show signs of "co morbid" conditions along with asd!
Hi I have first OT appointment for my 2.5 year old next week. Mainly referred for sensory needs but that was 4 months ago and lots have changed. Any advice on what to expect and what to ask for help with??
My son (6.5years) has had many aappointments over the last 2 years hearing , SALT & paediatrician, assessments in school,occupational therapy etc.
I feel so let down when I walk into the paediatricians office to find he hasn't even read his notes & that's if he even bothers to turn up! (Last time a 'stand in' was in his place - didn't know anything about our son so we had to go right back to the beginning.
He's had the ADOS assessment and doesn't "tick enough boxes" for diagnosis.