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Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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  • samy52044 1

    Would lack of proper speech only be enough to say it's an ASD

    Hello everyone, my name is samy and am a mum of a 4 years old girl who's just been diagnosed with ASD (Mild).. Now I still don't know much about autism and that's one reason why am here... also I won't deny that am seeking some peace as inside me am still not that much convinced that...

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  • janet02704 2

    Pip assements

    Son 20 just lost pip .he has astuim,he was awarded pip in 2015/2018 but lost it Friday.cant undestand why he lost it was award Highgate anf now nothink. I waiting for letter then I am going for Mr. Then court I will fight it all the way for him.

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  • janet02704 2

    Pip assesssments

    Son just lost his pip was diagnosed with autism aFew years ago.dont no how many points he got this time but was awarded 16 last time but his autism will never change if anything he finding things harder.

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  • Mdot631 1

    I'm angry all the time since his diagnosis

    My little boy just turned 2 1/2 and was diagnosed with asd 5 months ago. It changed me in a lot of ways. I'm not used to opening up about my feelings and not one of those guys that is on social media so bear with me. I've always been a rough and tumble, depressed and angry ,alpha male type...

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  • patricia44234 2

    My adult autistic son has akathisia. Any similar cases?

    My 42 yr. old son, who has learning disability and autism, (diagnosed at age 6), unfortunately also has akathisia which is becoming progressively worse.  Akathisia (as far as I know) can only ever be caused by various types of psychiatric medication.  He never needed any of this medication...

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  • anne76441 1

    Does this sound like asd in my 17 y.o

    hi all i just wanted to ask your opinion on a few things. she is currently under camhs for depression and anxiety and i raised the question of asd and weve had the past history meeting and school questionaires but he feels that it might not be enough for an ados diagnostic im at a loss to what it is...

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  • Gemtail 2

    How Do I Deal With My Boyfriend With Aspergers?

    I don't have anything wrong with me on the autistic spectrum. However, as the title says, my boyfriend does. Now, I also have anxiety and depression (recently diagnosed and I just started medication) so some of his antics have been grating on me. We are both freshmen in college and our first breakup...

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  • barbara98940 6

    Hypothyroid mother & child with autistism/aspergers

    Researchers have recently identified a link between low thyroid hormone levels in pregnancy and the child's inability to do mental maths & reduced height. (See daily mail article by searching 'daily mail pregnancy mental maths'. I think it goes further than this, I think there's...

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  • Kaleah 2

    My 32 year old son has Autism /Aspergers

    Apparently he is high functioning, but comes to our home every day and thinks that he is entitled. We are seniors who have 2 other sons who treat us with respect. How can we gradually help him to let go?

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  • selfbiasresisto 2

    My 'issues'

    I am 38 and have severe social withdrawal all my life (I have maybe used a phone a half dozen times in my life, I am petrified of it). I am very data minded and one of my hobbies is statistics. I have never been diagnosed as autistic, but I have several likenesses. I always thought I would die at 18...

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  • shaza02116 2

    Communication is key

    So, I can relate to most of the posts. My boyfriend of 6 weeks is not aware of the fact that he may have a mild form of either Asperger’s or Autism. He has all the symptoms posted here and in other articles. I have a son with Special needs and he does not have Autism but I started seeing the signs 3...

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  • anais84202 2

    Could I have aspergers or extreme social anxiety disorder?

    I don't know if I have aspergers syndrome or extreme social anxiety (or something else). I'm trying to get a good idea of what it could be so I can talk to my doctor about it. I'm 18 and I have no friends and rarely leave my house (never alone). I've had 'friends' but have never...

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  • hannah46481 1

    Signs of autism in my 1 year old?

    hi everyone my son is 14 months old and I believe he is showing signs of autism. I really want someone else's opinion. signs are he flaps his arms he has no interest in other children  he doesn't point or wave but he does clap. he won't look at something I point to. Only my hand. he...

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  • karpher 2

    I think my 18 daughter my have autism spectrum disorder.

    My daughter will almost be 19 years old.  She has Neurofibromitosis type 1 (NF1).  Recently I googled NF1 and autism, because I feel she is too different and may never move out of the house because of it.  Can anyone tell me if they have experienced anything to do with autism spectrum...

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  • sarahf89 2

    Struggling with diagnoses.

    I am 27 I got diagnosed with ASD a couple of months ago I have kind of come to terms with the diagnosis but I hate who I am I hate how I act and how I behave ... I understand this is prob to do with the ASD but I hate it and this wish I could be okay with who I am and how I act. I work full time but...

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  • jayne29506 1

    Add son refuses to go to school

    My 4 year old and son refuses to go to school. What should I do? I can not get him dressed as he is so strong and kicks me. He screams and thrashes about. The shear mention of the word school or the sight of his uniform results in a meltdown. It is like I am taking him into a burning house. He really...

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  • snotty 3

    Rescently diagnosed

    Hi my son was rescently diagnosed with high functioning Aspergers. He is currently 18. The sad part is his father and I have known he has had this since he was a really young age but the psychiatrists kept saying no it's just adhd and odd which he also happens to have aswell. He has had a hard life...

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  • sonja73375 2

    Does my child have autism? How to recognize it??

    My son is 3 y.o.  He has no interst in games.He doesn't want to play with other children. He doesnt show any interest when his grandparents are coming emotions at all. Im an concerned..could it be just his character??or is it smth to worry about and go to therapist?

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  • Idont 2

    Could I possibly have Asperger syndrome?

    I don't really know where to start, but I guess I should start from my childhood. I have always been the elephant in the room who nearly never speaks and avoids other people. I've noticed I feel better and in fact, that's the only time when I talk and it's in very small groups of up to...

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  • kellyzboyz 3

    24 yr. old with Asperger's

    My 24 year old son is about 6 credits away from Ass. Degree. Was going to school to be an X-ray tech and hospital stopped program just as he was about to transfer. He just doesn't know what to do now. He doesn't feel comfortable around people, doesn't have a lot of confidence ( recently...

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  • alexia 07003 1


    Since the 3rd grade my brother has been told he has a mental disability; so they say. He is 12 years old now and I feel as if they, the pshcologist and teachers, have blowen this out of porportion. I am tired of them constantly telling me he is not able to handle the same level of learning other children...

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  • lucynewas 6

    Autism in girls - UK based info required

    My 15 year old daughter has high functioning autism and is going to be sitting her GCSEs in 2016. She doesn't disrupt the classroom, so we have failed to get her an EHC plan.  The local autism specialist from the integrated disabilty service is coming into school to do some training with the...

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  • cathy49344 2


    i don't know what to do. i have a 3 tear old grandson. and im ssssssoooooooo warried about him. and his futuer. sorry if i'm noy spelling some words right im typing in the dark so i dont wake my husband

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  • charlie51953 2


    Hi I been told my son got autism and i Blame my self i cant sleep because of it Was it something i did or eat when i was Carrying him i feel alone because. My Family dont understand they dont want him to have it they cannot cope with the news they dont even come around to the house because...

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  • jack11254 1

    Do I have aspergers?

    I am 14 years old and in 8th grade. My dad thinks I have aspergers and actually lied to me and said I was going to the doctors because I "have" diabetes. *Note* I don't have diabetes and I am 5"10 150 pounds. My dad thinks I have no friends, but in reality, I text them all the time...

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  • PB213 2

    Benefit of adult diagnosis?

    Hi, So I'm a 23 year old male and having researched Aspergers and High-functioning Autism I've found that I fill most of the criteria, but not all, for diagnosis. In fact when I was younger it was suspected I did indeed have aspergers however it was never followed up. Over the years I've...

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  • jane54634 2

    Feeling most with my teen autistic son

    Help......sometimes I wish I could just put my 17 year high functioning autistic son in secure housing as he doesn't do anything, sleeps sends me out for takeaways, doesn't talk and breaks things if he doesn't get what he wants anyone for the same problems?

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  • jonathan58 3

    Could I have Asperger's Syndrome?

    I don't like being around other people as I feel awkward, I keep going on and on about the same thing, I don't really like being touched, I hate loud noises (such as thunder or fireworks), I feel better when I'm on my own, I don't feel very empathic when people are sad, I struggle to...

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  • barbara98940 6

    Hypothyroid mother & child with autistism/aspergers

    Researchers have recently identified a link between low thyroid hormone levels in pregnancy and the child's inability to do mental maths & reduced height. (See daily mail article by searching 'daily mail pregnancy mental maths'.I think it goes further than this, I think there's a...

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  • drut 2

    Nonverbal Learning Disorder

    I was diagnosed with this in my fifties, and am having a hard time finding therapists who really know anything about this. I'd like to hear from others who have been diagnosed with NLD. 

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  • Soocee67 2

    Teenager with aspergers

    My grandson was diagnosed at 8 and has received quite a bit of support over the years. He is quiet and quite shy and sensitive. My main worry is i his very poor self image. He will not look n a mirror at all or at photos of himself. How can we help him?

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  • madison8585 1

    Autism help!

    I have been experiencing autistic like symptoms for a while. I have very strong sensory problems, I can't wear regular jeans or eat a lot of foods, I also have several tics such as head nodding and throat clearing. I have trouble speaking in front of others that are not my friends. Could someone...

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