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Ds has just been diagnosed with ASD.... help

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whtsmum Sun 21-Apr-13 22:22:33

My ds is 8yrs, I have been asking for help with his behaviour since he was 2 or 3yrs. Doctor said he was just a naughty boy, and that I was suffering with pre-natal depession, and signed me off work. (I was 3 months pregnant.) When I went back after having my dd, I told her no change, still couldn't cope with sons behaviour, I was put on antidepressants, and still on them. Doctor sudgested home start. The lady came in and basically said, well look at your relasionship in your marriage, what do you expect, its your fault. (She was obviously unaware of the statistics of marriages when a child has behavioural protblems).
Next step was school, they sent round sure start, mmmmmmmmmmmm, the sticker charts went well!!! not!!! he ripped them up within days. And, I refuse to reward bad behaviour.
The next was a child phycologist, a waste of time, when I asked how if went, she said she couldn't tell me due to patient confidentially!! Balls to that, he's my son!! Again useless. By now he was 6yrs, and still no help.
After refussing to leave a consultants appointment regarding hypermobility until the consultant would listen to me about his behaviour, she reffered him to a behavioural specialist, needless to say 5 months later he has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Still no help, still everyone in the house suffering!! Can anyone help me with where to go next, sociel services won't help, who will?????
And to top it off in november last year after the specialist recomending a behavioural specialist, I went to my doctor, told that it was my fault I couldn't cope as I hadn't been taking the antidepressants, and maybe we should look into emergancy care for him. Told him where he could go, then cried solidly for days!!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 22-Apr-13 09:01:46

I really feel for you need to post in Special Needs...there are loads of parents on there who can help and advise. xx

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