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AtYourCervix Mon 20-Jun-11 15:10:20

DD2 has Aspergers.

Not surprised by it at all but I have no idea how I feel about it.

IndigoBell Mon 20-Jun-11 15:24:19

Welcome. Have a cuppa brew

mariamagdalena Mon 20-Jun-11 15:25:33

I'd best say hello officially then!

It's very odd getting the asd diagnosis. Not at all nice, the same shock to the stomach as with any 'bad news'... but also a relief in a rather strange way (when you already know your dc fits the description).

Someone told me to take a couple of weeks to absorb the shock and the grief (both of which I denied, but were clearly present), and not to expect anything but the minimum of myself during that time. They were wise.

brew and biscuit and (hug). And well done for getting your dd2 a signpost so she and the family don't have to rely completely on trial and error in finding out what helps and how to get it.

tabulahrasa Mon 20-Jun-11 15:27:17

I think the correct emotion is sad angryconfusedsmileshockhmm in no particular order, lol

AtYourCervix Mon 20-Jun-11 15:29:06

that's about it. all at the same time. have to let her know when she gets in from school. which could go very well or very badly.

Ineedalife Mon 20-Jun-11 16:07:01

Oh wow AYC, can you reimind me how how your Dd2 is?

We are still waiting to find our if Dd3[8] is any closer to getting an AS Dx.

I agree with tab, I really wouldn't know how to react, or how to tell herhmm.

AtYourCervix Mon 20-Jun-11 16:11:28

She's 13 and really fine with it all. Have told her and she's like. 'yes, what's for tea and can i have a puppy please'.

Ineedalife Mon 20-Jun-11 16:15:24

Thant's great news AYC, they surprise us soo much don't they.

Dd3 is unpredicatable in all situations, I can never say she will be upset or happy about anything becasue I nearly always get it wrongsmile.

It gives me hope that you have got a Dx at 13 because I think we are not at the end of the battle for Dd3 yet and I intend to keep fightingsmile.

Oh and when is the puppy arrivinggrin.

AtYourCervix Mon 20-Jun-11 16:17:18

don't tempt me grin

Ineedalife Mon 20-Jun-11 16:19:45


Mamaz0n Mon 20-Jun-11 16:21:27

I feel i should say welcome, yet it feels wrong.

My only advise would be to say this, Your DD is the exact same girl she was yesterday, last week and last month. This dx is just a rubber stamp on a sheet. she hasn't changed.

That helped me get past the "my beautiful boy has ASD/ADHD" stage.

tabulahrasa Mon 20-Jun-11 17:33:34

I'm sure I said before that DS was the same age when he got his diagnosis, he was equally uninterested, lol

I do definitely think it's helped his self esteem though, he likes having a nice firm label for why he is the way he is. Ultimately though, yeah he's just DS and he's the same as he always has been, although it's easier to explain when I need to

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