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cac04 Mon 20-Jul-09 22:38:29

Hello! My son, aged 4, has just been referred for assessment for aspergers syndrome. Am quite freaked out by it all and really very worried. Has anyone been through this assessment and can you let me know what to look out for? Thank you! xx

hereidrawtheline Mon 20-Jul-09 22:39:27

hi there. Loads of us have been through it. Post on the special needs: children board and you will find a wealth of helpful info. The ladies there are very lovely and happy to help when they can.

cac04 Mon 20-Jul-09 22:41:51

thank you! can i ask a silly question? is the special needs:children board on this website? Ta!xx

kaz33 Mon 20-Jul-09 22:43:40

Yes go to topics at the top of the page and search for special needs

hereidrawtheline Mon 20-Jul-09 22:44:33

dont worry. are you a newish MNer?

here are the talk topics

this is SN topic - it will be a godsend for you

If I can help at all please just ask.

cat64 Mon 20-Jul-09 22:44:57

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cac04 Mon 20-Jul-09 22:47:08

Yes, just joined MN as i feel i need some support with my son. I gather you've been through it a bit yourself - ta for getting back to me! Will go see the SN topic for myself now! xx

hereidrawtheline Mon 20-Jul-09 22:47:17

wtf I just realised all the other posters on this thread have 3 letters then 2 numbers as their name??? have I missed something? hmm grin

cat64 Mon 20-Jul-09 23:30:09

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Goblinchild Tue 21-Jul-09 07:06:12

I posted a list a while back of 'Some indicators of AS' You could have a search and see if it helps.

cac04 Tue 21-Jul-09 07:36:03

Thank you Goblinchild, but can't find it. Can you remember when you posted it? Sorry! xx

LeonieSoSleepy Tue 21-Jul-09 07:55:05

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penkat Wed 22-Jul-09 09:56:41

Just clicked on to this thread. Can I recommend a book called Asperger's Syndrome - A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood. I found it really helpful.

cac04 Wed 22-Jul-09 19:14:02

Thank you pencat! Will see if I can get hold of it. xx

Goblinchild Wed 22-Jul-09 20:28:33

Found my thread cac04
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/special_needs/776960-Possible-symptoms-of-Asperger-39-s-Syndrome
Hope that link work, not good at this computerstuff.

cac04 Wed 22-Jul-09 21:24:06

Thank you so much Goblindchild! My son has most of those characteristics, not all, but as you responded in a later email, one child with AS can be completely different to another. Hope your boy is doing well! xx

Goblinchild Wed 22-Jul-09 21:54:12

My boy is doing beautifully thank you, just finished Y9 and about to launch into preparation for GCSEs.
He's good fun too, and a lot easier to manage than when he was 10. smile

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