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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 my baby is autistic

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  • amy22814 amy22814 samy52044

    Hi samy5204, firstly dont be afraid to have second thoughts or worries for having your daughter diagnosed by having ASD, i have gone 21 years of knowing that i am autistic and not being diagnoesed until march 2017. It is common to be worried as a parent who has a child with ASD wondering if they will fit in as they are older, i have a question but you dont have to answer if you dont wish to, the question is, who was your daughter diagnosed, and what pushed you to get the diagnosis done? If you are really that unsure about the diagnosis of your daughter speak i would suggest you speak with your GP, and possibly look on the National Autistic Society website for more information. As it is I am a grown up and I am still coming to terms with my diagnosis but i am getting there with support from local services., I hope that is helpful for you.

    • samy52044 samy52044 amy22814

      Hi Amy22814, thank you for reacting towards my question and I would like to apologise for replying back so late as I only saw your message now..anyways my daughter was diagnosed few months ago by a speech therapist.. lately I started digging around to understand what is Autism with its different levels and signs...the problem is I don’t see it on my daughter as she is only lacking some more speech to be as talkative as her peers...but away from that she is so cheerful..she has no social difficulties.. she loves to be around kids even the ones she doesn’t even know..with all my respect for people who are  suffering from an autism spectrum disorder..this whole situation makes me as a mum worried because I don’t want her to be taken for someone else... I don’t want her to be considered as an ASD if she is not... 

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