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  1. Kim Carberry

    I took a great interest in Autism when my youngest was being assessed and it really surprised me that Autism can be so different for different people.
    Star is doing so well and good luck with the assessments for your Little man. x

  2. Debbie

    Hi Anne, I do like that quote. The problem of getting a diagnosis is the fact that each and everyone with autism is different. It took nine years from the time autism was mentioned until we got a proper diagnosis. The delay stemmed from Gregs having other physical issues. I totally agree with the ‘we can do this’ trail of thought although now he’s an adult we do find it extra difficult, but things could be worse!… Society must learn to accept and tolerate everyone, quirks, differences and all. People are more aware of autism, but there is still a long way to go. Being an ‘invisible’ disorder makes it all the more difficult too. I’ll admit that sometimes my son does look very shifty when in a situation where he’s unsure what to do.


    • Anne Sweet

      Oh yes, my eldest looks shifty sometimes, I’m sure he scares some people when out too. It’s not that he stims or anything anymore (you can tell when he’s stressed he’ll either talk non stop or find a toilet where he’ll hide for an hour!) but he does look ‘different’ and being 6ft and big built kind of scary. xx

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