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LeighanneA's picture

struggling with my 3yr old

Tue 9 Jun 2015 3:18pm

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...

BevP's picture

Urgent Help for Diagnosis of Autism

Mon 8 Jun 2015 10:32am

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?



Olivia93's picture

Voluntary Participants needed during the summer

Tue 2 Jun 2015 9:32am

Hello, my name is Lauren, I am a postgraduate student studying a Clinical Applications of Psychology Master’s degree at Kingston University.

littlekathysaw's picture

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

Wed 20 May 2015 2:47pm

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.


Jk2833's picture

Legal proceedings Inadequate asessment?

Wed 20 May 2015 2:49am

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?

Kealyp's picture

Short or full assesments!!!! What's the difference!!!!

Mon 18 May 2015 11:01am

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!

mumtobradly's picture

First OT appointment

Tue 12 May 2015 6:05pm

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??

JosieB's picture

Welcome to your new position as Autism Parent

Sun 10 May 2015 4:09pm


Came across this excellent article recently.    Something every new parent to autism should read.  Forewarned is forearmed as they say.


If you are reading this though you are in the right place for support and help. :)


Josie - Community Champion
2468nickil's picture

help please!

Fri 8 May 2015 5:24pm

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.

GemLayMad's picture

Chromosome testing.

Tue 5 May 2015 5:50pm

Hi, my three year old little girls is currently going through the assessment process as preschool and health visitor have picked up on autistic traits, the doctor who is assessing her wants to scan her chromosomes as there a few behaviour disabilties on the paternal side. Has anyone else been through this process as its taking a while for her appointment and Im struggling on how to manage her behaviour. Any advice would be brilliant, thank you. 



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