Hi there, am here to hopefully make some new friends who are in the same boat. I have a wonderful, kind & friendly 15yr old son. He was partly diagnosed with Asperger when he was 11. School has always been his toughest challenge, so he has been attending an education centre since he was 12. He will turn 16 in may, and due to leave centre this year. He has no desire to go to college..he says it reminds him too much of school. Not sure if he will give it a try...just don't think he is ready. Anyone else here have school leaving children? :)x
Hi, just fuddling my way around the possibility of my adopted child being autistic or affected by Aspergers and exploring any avenue that might help me in my quest to get the right help for both him and me as not only his mother but his main carer.
I was a programmer in England before getting invited to the States to do some stuff. I had a good time and a girl asked me to marry her so she could stay in the States. We ended up working together but one boss tried to sleep with my wife and we lost our visas. We were living on a sailboat in Miami so we sold everything and headed for the Bahamas. We cruised around for a few years living on fish, conch and lobster and whelks etc.
Hello, I've just joined the forum.
Our seven-year-old son has a diagnosis of ASD and ADHD, which we've been struggling to secure over several years as he is very high functioning and quite articulate. Since his ADOS assessment in early December we've had no further information or support about the ASD and I'm keen to find out the best means of support and information.
I am new here and this my first post here. I know we are all very similar to each other but at the same time very different. But we do all seem to understand one another better then everyone else so I figured I should share some of my thoughts on the disappointing ways I see a lot of people viewing them selfs here. So many people struggling with stuff I have spent over two decades worrying about for no reason, and I'm only 27 years old . The constant anxiety over who you are and who people see you as. What emotion you are projecting compared to the one your actually feeling.
My youngest, Ciaran, age 5 was recently diagnosed with ASC and also possible ADHD (needs further assessment). No one wants to label thier child but I welcome this one. It replaces all his previous labels.. naughty, violent, behavioural, rigid, problem etc.
Ciaran is adorable, loving, clever, amazing. I used to be a little scared of him, now I am in awe of him. He has so much to give. Now we will get the help to guide him.
Hi all... just found this site. Very excited to be conversing with other ASD parents and caregivers. David is 9yrs old with high functioning Autism. He was non-verbal until about 4 yrs old. I started him on many suppliments which made a great change in him. The most important was DMG which he is still on today. He started talking in sentences after 2 weeks on DMG. He is still on 3 tablets a day. Everytime I take him off DMG, his language slows considerably.
This is not a rhetorical question
I posted a few days ago here:
possibly the wrong category for it as I didn't realise you had an introduction page.
Hello to you all. I am new to this forum. My 3 and a half year old is currently being assessed for ASD. He has been under the assesment unit and portage service for the last 12 months. They have said the assesment process will take 3 months, and there is no gaurantee that they will give him a diagnosis at the end, but I want to do everything I can to help him.