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.
I wander if you could share your experiences with private help for your kids. I'm thinking of paying someone to improve my 4 years old autistic twins very limited speech. They don't get any extra support at nursery and I'm desperate to do something. But I worry that it might be a waist of money.
Hi. I have a 4 year old little girl with autism. She has no speech at All. Tonight She has screamed for 2 hours and we have no idea how to make her feel happier. She becomes attached to objects and when she loses one she becomes very distressed and pulls me around because she wants me to find it for her. Only problem is I have no idea what I'm supposed to be trying to find for her as she can't tell me. This is what's just happened tonight. any body else ever experience this with their child. What do you do to help them?
Ok so my son is 2 years 4 months just been diagnosed asd although waiting for full follow up with paediatrician. He is non verbal. Speach and language have referred us to special services who help with other communication apparently and also been referred to OT which have benmen told will be about 3 months. So not seeing any one for a while. Any advise on anything. Things to do, people to call, books to read, nursery's? Feel like we jus have the news and left for a while and want to do as much as possible to help. !!
Advise much appreciated
I am new to this forum but hopefully I will find some advice and support and be able to offer that in return.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone whose child (I have a 16 year old son) has been diagnosed in their mid-teenage years with Asperger’s/ASD and who has dropped out of education and/or may have a co-exiting condition. For example ADHD, depression or any kind of obsession/compulsive behaviour.