Well where do i start umm Jan 2014 after graduating and taking a gap year I landed my first full time job (happy days) in Marketing at the University I graduated from. I probably was one of the toppers in class although my grades came out below average, which tutor stated was mainly because i dont put as much effort in as others and i seem to be more of a practical person so i went with that.
Hi all. I have a 6 year old son named John who had a diagnosis a little over a year ago with ASD. He is generally a happy little chap. He's in mainstream school but is struggling with most things at the moment.
I noticed something was different the moment John was born. I couldn't tell you what it was, I just had a feeling.
As time progressed John missed all of the usual developmental markers and by the age of 2 we knew we couldn't wait any more so started down the diagnosis route.
Hello, yesterday my son Jacob received his autism diagnosis. He is 2 yrs old and I knew something was different around 18mths. His dr told me he's fine and I should wait and see...I listened to him but I kept telling myself he's not where he should be so I took him for a second opinion then got him evaluated. I cried and cried all day yesterday. Today I woke up and decided to get on top of things and start doing my research. I ordered the 100 day kit from autism speaks and I have my state program coming today for early intervention.
I'm Emma, mum to Zach who is 6 (7 in August). He was diagnosed ASD when he was 3 after a health visitor referred us for a hearing test because he wasn't really speaking. Many assessments and courses later he is at a mainstream school (year 2) with 25 hours a week with a one-to-one. Bit of bckground: His dad and I are great friends having split when Z was 3, we're both with other supportive partners. He stays with his dad 2-3 days a week and he is brilliant with him.
Hi, my son started 6th form Iast September taking 4 A levels subjects, he is now down to one with us looking for some kind of wrap around course with a local college. This is mostly due to schools lack of appropriate support and lack of help problem solving how best to help, saying things like' if we apply to the higher needs panel they will ask why he is in mainstream 6th form' , not true as I rang the panel dept.
I have decided to join this forum to connect with other people with autism, particularly Asperger syndrome. I was diagnosed with autism when I was four although my mother and I think I have Asperger syndrome. I will be posting a separate topic on this forum about autism and Asperger's in the media as part of my research for my dissertation at university.
Hi everyone! (firt time posting). Without going throught the whole story (I would be typing till next week!), we have always known our son was 'different' as time has gone on,(he is now 7) his behaviours etc became more and more extreme, his school suggested going to the GP, which resulted in a CAMHS referal (this was chased up a lot by his school also), after 3 appointments with CAMHS, we were told yesterday they believe he is autistic.
Just wanted to say hello and help i have two beautiful chilldren aged 7 and 9 both with an ASD diagnosis and just wanted people to talk to and share experiences with
Hi - am new to this community, and have joined to try and get some advice about my son's obsession, which is driving the family crazy.