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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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Fri 27 Mar 2015 5:39pm

Hi I'm 24 years old and was diagnoised with Aspergers just over a year ago. Its been tough to come to terms with in one way people are like well it must be a relief and in a way it is
but in another its just wanting to be normal at times. Because its strange past 22 years I been what I assumed was normal and yes football did play a big part in my life thoughout my childhood and teen years

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Fri 27 Mar 2015 2:46pm


I am here looking for resources and pointers. 

I mentor a friend who has Aspergers and I really like to help him, but sometimes I do or say the wrong things, or don't know how I should react. 

His interest is music and can talk all day about that. His blog is at If you have a moment feel free to take a look and leave a comment. That would make him very happy.

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good day

Fri 27 Mar 2015 10:24am

Our sub conscious doesn't do all the work for us when we talk to people. There is no need to get an identity crisis over it. The truth is, all those different shells you have created in ur head to use in different situations, is who you are. You created all of them. For such a long time I viewed it the same way you are. A disability that I have to try and over come.  But it's not a disability. Our sub conscious has more important things to worry about, like why do some sequences behave one way and other sequences another? 

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Tree house school

Thu 26 Mar 2015 7:21pm

I'm a parent who lives in Brent, I'm trying to apply for my daughter for a place at Tree House school. I need advice from a parent who lives in Brent and has a child that goes to Tree House school please, what helped their application. Thank you.

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dominic's mom

just want to say hi

Mon 23 Mar 2015 10:25am

my names rachel my son dominic is 5 and was diagnosed with mild autism last sept .my son has a higher intellectual capacity  and i was told by his reception teacher he is one of the brighest in his class.. this doesn't mean though that we dont have issues  and i do need a friend that is going through the same sort of issues i look forward to getting to know you all


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