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Late teen asd/aspergers- self help resources?

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Chillywhippet Fri 20-Jan-17 09:42:35

Not at all sure whether to post here or on teens or education. Happy to move post if needed.

Looking for website or book recommendations please.

DD has recently left school and taken up training place away from home. She is high functioning and currently does not have formal diagnosis. She does have diagnosis of dyslexia.

She is really struggling with being away from home. She feels very anxious in the evenings and is finding living in a shared house stressful. DH says this is normal for someone who has just left home but the intensity of her anxiety and her ability to manage mood and sleep etc is beyond normal homesickness.

With hindsight it was bound to be tough but it is truly horrible for her (and for me). She is keen to pursue formal diagnosis but it is v costly privately and there will be a long wait for NHS assessment.

So in the meantime what can we do? Her primary school and secondary were supportive. She is bright and well behaved but found it hard socially and in terms of managing demands. The workplace and new college have brought new demands. She is aware she gets things wrong socially and works really hard at it.

Trying to be brief. Thank you.

PolterGoose Fri 20-Jan-17 11:02:28

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Chillywhippet Fri 20-Jan-17 11:52:47

Polter - thank you for the reply. I didn't even know there was a mumnetters with sn thread!
It looks great so will have a browse around there.

Have been thinking about a studio flat but housing is very expensive where she is. She may qualify for housing benefit though so I must get on to that.

She could just come home and do something similar but it won't be the hyper sciencey thing she is doing now.
We are shopping for a tv and posters this weekend to spruce up her room a bit. It is tiny though.

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