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Hania's picture

Hi, Help with myself.

Mon 20 Apr 2015 1:24pm

Hi everyone, I have been told this is a good place to get advice and have just tried the AQ test and scored 44.

erica21284's picture

Some positives this week :-}

Sat 18 Apr 2015 7:14pm

Hello all. How evryone is well.

Erica H
Angel11's picture

Two different types of Assessment for ASD !!!

Sat 18 Apr 2015 6:58pm

I was sent a letter today confirming my sons assesment times and dates. 

He is having an ADOS and a 3di assessment. 

Is it normal to have two different types of assessment? 

Many thanks 

Jk2833's picture

DLA Requests

Fri 17 Apr 2015 9:23pm

Hi all I was advised to apply for dla for my son and whilst the forms took forever to complete and made me cry I done it.

today I got a letter stating that they had not come to a decision and have written to the consultant which is fair enough, however my son only saw the consultant once who identified autistic traits and put him onto the asd pathway with CAMHs.

now I'm thinking that the dla will be refused as we're still going through the pathway and the consultant really has not much to report.

universal1's picture

Final stage of assessment

Wed 15 Apr 2015 8:24pm

Hi my ADOS assessment is Due to finish tomorrow 16th April. It  has taken two months since February. I hope tomorrow will be the result  and that it will be a yes. as to some sort of spectrum disorder.I think it could possible be Asperger Sydrome but will let you all know tomorrow. Hopefully I will have a result from my assessor.

L Farrelly
Carole's picture

Hi there!!

Wed 15 Apr 2015 4:26pm

My name is Carole - I have a six year old son Leon who is happy bright and very energetic so keeps me on my toes! He has ASD/Aspergers and severe ADHD. I am also awaiting an assessment for ASD. Super busy at the moment as I'm working full-time and studying for a PGCert in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University which I am really enjoying.  I don't have any support from family etc (apart from my husband who also works full-time) so I'd love to hear from others in a similar boat - parents of young children with autism or adults trying to get a diagnosis.

Angel11's picture


Tue 14 Apr 2015 8:47pm

I finally have all the details for my Son's assessment. He is 3.5 years old. 

He will 5 observasstions, one two hour sessions for five weeks, followed by a 3di assessment. 

I have to say that I am feeling a little nervous about the 3di, but it's a huge leap forward. im not sure how long I have to wait for the results. 

Has anyone had experience with a 3di assessment? 


Silverlinings's picture

New here - 16 year old daughter with HFA (Asperger's diagnosis)

Tue 14 Apr 2015 7:14pm


I am new to the forum and hope to find some support.

Our 16 year old D was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism yesterday. The psychiatrist said that she has what they used to call Asperger's but is now called HFA.

Anyway - that technicality aside - it has been a very long and painful journey to this diagnosis.

She has always been my quirky child (middle child of three). And I guess I always thought something was slightly different about her. 

16 year old daughter recently dx with High Functioning Austism/Aspergers. Long history of co-morbids (OCD, Anorexia, Self-harm, GAD). It has been one hell of a journey to get here, and now we're here we're pretty terrified.
charmyfrog's picture

Could I be on the spectrum?

Sun 29 Mar 2015 2:31pm

Hi, I’m new. I’ve been reading through some of the posts here the past couple of hours, and I wanted to make an account to talk about myself if I could.

I’m a 20 year old girl and the past few months I’ve been reading a lot about and talking to a relative about Autism Spectrum Disorder, and I can’t get it out of my head I might possibly be on the spectrum.

Some of the things about me that are making me think this are:

El's picture

New to this

Sat 28 Mar 2015 4:13pm

Good day, I am new to this forum, and just embarking on this journey. I am mom to 11 year old Kian and 3.5 year old twins Benjamin and Christofer. My post is about my son Ben. We have not received a diagnosis yet, but we have been told our son needs to see a Pead Neurologist. It was a bit of a shock, and made it all very real, we have over time observed many things with Ben's behaviour and development that has caused concern. Speach delays, irritability, mood swings, repetitive behabiour, temper tantrums, melt-downs, difficulty functioning socially, not potty training etc etc.


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