My son is going through assessment for autism again age 9. He was assessed at 2 and 5 and now we are repeating the process again.
May two they said there was not enough evidence and he may grow out of some behaviours so they would look again at 5.
At 5 they said not enough evidence to confirm ASD but then at 7 he stared to fall apart at school and they decided to repeat the process again. We are two years down the line and don’t seem much further on.
I am a Psychology student who is eager to further my knowledge and career in autism. I'm currently supporting a teenager with autism and I also work as a support worker with people with disabilities.
I am currently working on my dissertation which will look at the experiences of adults with autism in employment. (This research has Ethical approval from my university).
There's limited research on work experience among individuals with autism. So, please if you would like to know more about my research or take part, please feel free to contact me!
Hi, I’m wondering if anyone has any experience of school having a totally different opinion on your child’s needs?
My son has been under assessment since her was 2 years old. He is now 9, he has daily panic attacks around going to school, spends most of the morning on the toilet because of his nerves, has sensory issues and has made no solid friendships since starting school.
He has recently had an ADOS which we are waiting a meeting to discus the results but the on the back of it we have been asked to complete the Australian scale questions for assessing aspergers.
Hi, my son is 19 and we are about to appeal against his new college placement. Could anyone please give me any advice? It would be lovely to hear from anyone who has been through this process.
Hi my son is 18 and is struggling with college we have just had his echp on monday and his timetable reduced then on monday we were told he would be having a controlled assessment on Wednesday at 9.00 but my son has been out of college on and off due to sleep and his anxiety we give college doctors letter with regards to his health issues he could not make it in due to no lift he struggles with getting the bus and taxi which we have discussed the tutor rang to say he has been withdrawn from college as he feels it would be besthis and that even with the support he would not be able to
Hi I am so sorry I have not been on for a while but I am struggling to cope right now I feel I have to give up my 17yr son is struggling with college and my 13yr old 6 is struggling with her anxiety and depression not sure if she has autism too then there is me i just can't go on things are just going round in circles I have emailed every website I can and some get back to you and say hang on in there are things will get better a don't know how to help my kids anymore I am too tired how do others cope plz advice than you.