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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!

BigBrother's picture

New here, I need info/help

Mon 11 May 2015 12:43am

Hello there!

My name's Mark, I currently look after my younger brother who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder 4 years ago.

I'm looking for information on help he can or should be getting because well basically he gets no support other than what he gets at home.<!--break-->

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.

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.

erica21284's picture

Hello, I'm new here :-}

Wed 15 Apr 2015 10:43am


I have just come accross this forum as I am looking for other parents of children with ASD to chat to and shar experiences with.

Erica H
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.
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henrys mum


Mon 30 Mar 2015 9:37am

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I last posted My boy Henry who is now 2 years and five months is doing well and still speaking in echolalia I wonder will he ever learn how to speak or communicate with us.thanks


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new..not diagnosed

Sun 29 Mar 2015 12:53pm


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Sat 28 Mar 2015 9:59pm

hi all im annmarie my 7 yr old is just starting on the diagnosis trail.after seeing the health visitor when he was little we have been through a behavioural team and peadiatrician.then moved on to speech and with camhs who saw him for an options meeting where they decided that he has autism and adhd.we are currently waiting for a full assessment appointment which we are told can take 18months -2yrs.mean time we are working hard with the school to try and make life easier for him.our current main problems are his constant putting things in his mouth resulting in damage

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Squishy Mcphee

Sat 28 Mar 2015 3:08pm


I'm a 28 yr old woman that cares for a 4yr old little boy with severe autism and a potential learning difficulty also. I'm a live in carer so have the opportunity to be very involved with him and the family also. They call me Squishy Mcphee, because he is non verbal but I have been able to communicate with him for a while myself, in our way. We have bonded and he is my friend. Currently were introducing the concept of PECS into our household and trying as everyone else I'd imagine to work out how to work with our children. 

~Just one step at a time~


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