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my partner has lots of traits of aspergers but he does not know how to get a diagnosis can anyone advise?
we have a son with autism and a daughter who shows signs though she is only 18mths so hopefully this may be a phrase
thanks for any advice
Many thanks for your post, and a slightly belated welcome to the forum. The process of getting a diagnosis of autism as an adult really should start with your GP. Your partner would need to ask your GP for a referral to a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, preferrably one who has experience of diagnosing autism. The National Autistic Society have information about this process and why getting a diagnosis can be so helpful. You can find this at http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1045&a=3341
Hope this is helpful to you both...
Best wishes, Lucy
I really need some advice, I have tried to gain advice from probably to many websites and now feel more confused and also concerned. Our son was pre term and born at 30 weeks, we were given a diagnosis of slight physical Dyspraxia. Over time he has learnt to catch, run in a straight line and last year at 15 managed to ride a bike for the first time he has also nearly learnt to swim. But we have some real concerns, as a small child he never played, never created games. He has always struggled with his peers finding adults easier to converse with. Over the last 18 months his obsessive behavior is a lot more noticeable, he struggles in a one to one conversation. But of the issues the biggest is his understanding of himself, he recently had a episode where he 'could not take anymore!' He has said up he does not understand his peers, he does not understand why he is 'odd' and he needs me to help him. I do not know what to do, as his mum I feel as if I have let him down so much but I do not know what to do or who to approach for help. I do not want him 'labelled' and I am concerned that with his exams round the corner the preasure will be too much although he excels at Maths and ICT his organisation skills are not good. So sorry this is so long, but I really need some good advice, do I approach the school or GP and should I voice my concerns directly with my son, with do have a very good relationship and all I want is for him to at last have an easier time. Many thanks
I have omitted my name for the moment. However I feel that after so many years of trying to fit in and associate with any peers I feel that is time that I looked for a reason, why it is that I have always felt that I am an outsider. My one claim to fame is that I can train other peoples dogs where they and other trainers have failed. This gives me a great sense of achievement.
Outside of this I do not a have a circle of friends, I could count them on 1 hand. Socialising is difficult. I am quite happy now as an adult accepting the fact that this is who I am. However if the world sat and listened I am sure I could convert them to my feelings about certain contraversial subjects.I know that no one will listen.
What is it about me that has always made me feel different from the crowd. Why was I bullied?
can anyone provide me with an answer please.
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