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One of the main reasons we got a formal diagnosis for T was that without it, we couldn’t access assistance for her, either through her school or from other organisations. Everything we looked at said applicants “must have a diagnosis of Autism or Asperger's Syndrome ” so without a bit of paper confirming what we suspected, we weren’t going to get anywhere.
When we received her…Continue
One of the common traits of Asperger’s is a need for routines and knowing what’s happening next. Like any traits of Autism, the need for routines varies from person to person, but we’re aware that T’s routines can sometimes almost tip over into looking like OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). It can be difficult for us to separate her need for orderliness, routine and repetition from possible OCD and the two…Continue
The main reason we got a diagnosis for T was so she could access programs through school and other organisations to develop and hopefully improve her social skills. However, on a personal level we wanted to find out why she wasn’t like other kids, and to try to understand what we could do to help her.
Once we we got her formal diagnosis, I went off to the library to check out every book I could find on Asperger’s Syndrome to discover exactly what it was, what the prognosis was, and…Continue