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    And i think overall people are objecting to the compulsory nature of these checks, which surely people can understand?!

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    Where can I get more info?

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    I haven't read the entire thread, but i am not sure why people are complaining about this?

    On one hand we have threads about "is my child normal", and people replying saying to check them out, it doesn't hurt, early intervention is essential. And then on the other hand this thread seemingly saying an early screening programme is bad, because it will have a lot of false positives (which is the nature of a screening programme and is essential to its success), and refer a lot of 'normal' kids to specialists for assessment. What is the harm? Possible unnecessary stress on the parents, as they may think their kid is autistic when it isn't. Yes. But that is no different to the posts in other threads suggesting that a person should tell their friend they think the friend's child isn't 'normal'.

    i don't know about the 'compulsory' nature of the checks. i assume they are made compulsory because (hate to say it), but the children most at risk are those with parents that may not bother to do the checks if they weren't forced to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    autism is under mental health. especially the behavioural aspect of it.
    Yep, definitely a mental health issue. It's in the DSM sorry to say.

    Comebackkid, why does it matter whether your son has a mental health issue or a physical issue? They are all just labels anyway....

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    I just found some info. I actually feel concerns with my soon to be 3 yr old DS in regards to this:

    Professor Oberklaid said it would likely include behaviours such as aggression, difficulty with impulse control and trouble interacting with other children.

    The above is something I would like tested on him, he is more erratic than the other boys in his daycare group and my families boys. Daycare is actually trying strategies with him now.

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    I know it's in the dsm.

    But my son's issues are not for you or anyone else on this forum to comment on or assume about.

    I know the areas in which my son struggles and is delayed and just because his disorder is in the dsm doesn't mean my child has a mental health issue.

    As I've already stated for those who like to pick and choose the parts of my posts to read - i support early screening and intervention. I do not support the government mandating when our children should be checked and what for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComeBackKid View Post
    I know it's in the dsm.

    But my son's issues are not for you or anyone else on this forum to comment on or assume about.

    I know the areas in which my son struggles and is delayed and just because his disorder is in the dsm doesn't mean my child has a mental health issue.

    As I've already stated for those who like to pick and choose the parts of my posts to read - i support early screening and intervention. I do not support the government mandating when our children should be checked and what for.

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    Ok then. Sorry to upset you. It's all just a label anyway. I obviously know nothing about your child but seeing as you said he had autism and autism by definition is a mental health issue.... Never mind

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    The ABC article posted earlier in this thread clearly states that it would be voluntary. I did also make a point of this several pages ago, but think it's been largely missed.

    What on earth has given anyone the idea it would be compulsory when the opposite has been explicitly stated?

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    The compulsory aspect is the most important and useful part.

    Kids whose parents are able to detect the early signs of future MH issues and know what to do about it are already getting help.

    Not all parents know what to look for or are able to seek this help on their own. A compulsory screen would help to ensure that all kids have access to appropriate psychological intervention to improve their wellbeing and happiness. I just don't understand how a parent could see this as a negative thing.

    If the concern relates to the compulsory nature, would people object to a compulsory screen for diabetes or asthma at 3 years old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peoniesarepretty View Post
    The ABC article posted earlier in this thread clearly states that it would be voluntary. I did also make a point of this several pages ago, but think it's been largely missed.

    What on earth has given anyone the idea it would be compulsory when the opposite has been explicitly stated?
    Whoops! Well, I think it should be compulsory.


 

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