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    Default ASD Support Thread #2

    Hi all, I am pretty new here and looking for other mums (& dads) to chat with/share advice.

    My 3yo DD is in the process of being evaluated and some days I just feel really lost & alone in our struggles.

    There is a local ASD play group but I simply can't afford to take the time off work to go.

    Dd was due to have her first 'string' of psyc appointments last week which I had to push back due to lack of funds.

    She has already had 2 other evaluations at pre-school that sudgest she needs further assessment/assistance.

    Her Paed is convinced she has OCD, possible ADD & High functioning ASD.

    DH is convinced she's just 'naughty'

    One of my clients is a school teacher & sudgested I just 'try' and treat her as though she's not naughty & does have high functioning ASD & see how we go eg if life is any easier.

    Yesterday was the most stress free day we've had for as long as I can remember.

    I know this doesn't mean she has ASD.

    In hoping there are other parents out there who can sympathise with how confusing & lonely the daily struggles can be.

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    Hi! I am going through the assessment phase with my two and a half year old little boy. I have been posting in the other thread, feel free to pop in .

    I have found it to be a pretty full time with assessment also, not just the assessment itself but the massive difference to our routine! It's definitely taking it's toll on all involved! I have two older children as well.

    I am a single mother, but his father refuses to accept anything. I actually have court three days after ds will be officially diagnosed, so that will be interesting!

    there is no asd play group or anything similar in my area so it's really just up to us to get on as we are.

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    It will get easier! Once you've got the official diagnosis, a lot of support becomes available. There will be funding for specialists and resources.

    I was speaking to lady from the autism advisor who set up my funding today and she mentioned a lot of support services in the area. They hold workshops every once in a while or you can do courses online if you can't make them.

    If you are interested in any of it, I can give you the details

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    Im in the process with DS1 and its now being suggested I assess DS2 also as he is so behind and having speech difficulties and doesnt really seem to understand communicatuin well is obsessed with food and get upset about very particular things. Ds1 seems more high functioning but is being repeatedly sent home from school due to outburst and they cannot control him at all.

    Yes I know how stressful day to day life can be! I can sympathise... xxx

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    My ds was diagnosed adhd at 3.5 years. I suspected there was somthing 'not quite right' from infancy but it took 3 years and many appointments to get a diagnosis.

    He is constant hard work! He requires my undivided attention constantly and it takes its toll on me and the rest of the family.

    He is in Kindy at the moment which was going well until a few months ago when he started having outbursts. He would become uncontrollably silly and destructive and I had to leave work a few times to pick him up early

    We increased his meds which seemed to help. The Kindy had a special needs support worker come to watch him and provide suggestions and support on managing his behaviour and they identified asd traits as well.

    We are going to a new psych in the new year so I'm interested to see where that takes us. I'm hoping for a positive transition to school and a bit more time just for me and dd next year!

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    Someone shoot me now.. What a morning, I had to leave work & take DD home, she was off the rails & having a very violent aggressive day. I don't know what I'm going to do. The other children were literally in danger in her presence. So embarrassed & feeling very sorry for her too.

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    My son is 5 1/2 and diagnosed adhd. I sometimes feel like I'm losing my mind dealing with him, he is ODD as well. He started school this year and halfway through we tried medication, what a different second half of the year he has had, things at school are better but I get to deal with the comedown at night, not fun. I feel like all I do is tell at him it's awful, but he is the sweetest loving little boy, it's not his fault I know. So next year I'm starting him in social skills group to help him make and keep friends. Unfortunately adhd you don't get much help ( that I have found) but his school have been great. I'm always looking for new things to try withhim. I'm also looking for kids similar age who we could meet up with for play dates, If anyone's around Melb and would be interested pm me. Hang in there it's exhausting. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katness View Post
    My son is 5 1/2 and diagnosed adhd. I sometimes feel like I'm losing my mind dealing with him, he is ODD as well. He started school this year and halfway through we tried medication, what a different second half of the year he has had, things at school are better but I get to deal with the comedown at night, not fun. I feel like all I do is tell at him it's awful, but he is the sweetest loving little boy, it's not his fault I know. So next year I'm starting him in social skills group to help him make and keep friends. Unfortunately adhd you don't get much help ( that I have found) but his school have been great. I'm always looking for new things to try withhim. I'm also looking for kids similar age who we could meet up with for play dates, If anyone's around Melb and would be interested pm me. Hang in there it's exhausting. X
    Sorry im not in melb but my ds#1 did a social group this year and it was fantastic. He learnt so much and its made a big difference.


    Mumma to two beautiful boys on the spectrum and one special little girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FITCHICK View Post
    Someone shoot me now.. What a morning, I had to leave work & take DD home, she was off the rails & having a very violent aggressive day. I don't know what I'm going to do. The other children were literally in danger in her presence. So embarrassed & feeling very sorry for her too.
    Does the aspect school at Thornton have a daycare as well? I'm not entirely sure and it might be a bit out of the way, but if it does, it might be a more understanding and suportive environment for your DD?

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