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Here some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on SN.

Quick help anyone before i book - Dr Jo Jones, would this be useful to me?

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greener2 Wed 26-Feb-14 09:17:48

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zzzzz Wed 26-Feb-14 09:54:23

What makes you think your dc is autistic rather than anxious?
What benefit is there for each dx?

greener2 Wed 26-Feb-14 09:59:25

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sweetteamum Wed 26-Feb-14 09:59:36

I'm reminding myself I've posted here. Will pm you later!

greener2 Wed 26-Feb-14 10:00:40

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zzzzz Wed 26-Feb-14 10:06:30

Dd3 is very anxious, and behaves in a similar manner. Ds1 is probably HFA and doesn't so much.

If you feel she is autistic can't you use the interventions (which are very reduce anxiety focused) that are recommended for ASD anyway?

What direct benefit would there be for your child in an ASD dx?
What doors would it open?
What clarity would it add?
What would a anxiety dx bring?
Compare the two situations (use a pen and paper). Could this money be better spent?

greener2 Wed 26-Feb-14 10:08:50

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greener2 Wed 26-Feb-14 10:11:56

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zzzzz Wed 26-Feb-14 10:13:43

A dx of ASD/autism/anxiety won't solve that because outcomes are still everything from totally dependent to high flyer.

PolterGoose Wed 26-Feb-14 10:16:29

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PolterGoose Wed 26-Feb-14 10:17:11

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greener2 Wed 26-Feb-14 10:24:50

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zzzzz Wed 26-Feb-14 11:45:59

I would go to your GP or consultant and ask them to discuss your concerns. I honestly do t think anyone is going to be able to give you the knowledge you are looking for. They can't and shouldn't be making the focused predictions you are looking for.

Why not ask for the best practice for both conditions and then base your descriptions on that.

greener2 Wed 26-Feb-14 14:38:45

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zzzzz Wed 26-Feb-14 15:07:41

Ok if your dd has anxiety what is the best practice for dealing with anxiety.

If your dd has ASD what is the best practice for supporting a child with her presentation of ASD.

Look at the two support packages suggested (there is probably a massive overlap).

Provide as much of that support as you are financially and physically capable of.

If your GP is useless, find a new one. shock

It is part of your Drs job to explain the ramifications of dx to you. If you didn't understand what to do next it is perfectly reasonable to ask them to repeat until you are satisfied .

I don't know about the other threads you are talking about, but yes some children are dxed later than others. I was giving you my opinion. You can read back through other people's posts/threads and see other people's take on this situation.

greener2 Wed 26-Feb-14 17:53:08

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zzzzz Wed 26-Feb-14 18:04:54

Not "shirty" in the slightest. shock

greener2 Wed 26-Feb-14 19:23:40

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