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any advice my cousins been diagnosed with aspergers

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bumptobabies Sat 16-Apr-05 08:54:00

hello, my cousins been diagnosed with aspergers syndrome, i sent him a great book i read called sam and george (sorry its my cousins son hes 3)he has also been on a restricted diet but due to a new addition to the family found it difficult to prepare. any tips i could pass on would be great. im gonna get them a trampoline for excess energy thank you.

Dingle Sat 16-Apr-05 10:03:06

No experience of this I'm afraid..just bumping for the other mums on the SN thread. Loads of knowledge and experience here!

Davros Sun 17-Apr-05 23:24:21

Are you sure he's been dx with AS at 3? I've never heard of an AS dx so young and can't imagine any Paediatrician doing that... who was it? I would look at the NAS website, www.nas.org.uk I think.

CynicalSara Tue 19-Apr-05 16:01:54

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Jimjams Tue 19-Apr-05 19:33:35

I agree Davros- I do know children who have been dxed at 5, and I know children who were later dxed with AS to have been dxed with "a communication disorder on the autistic spectrum" at 3; but 3 does seem very young to even meet the diagnostic criteria for AS (becuase of the normal speech development requirement thingy iyswim)

George and Sam is a great book though bumptobabies. And buying them a trampoline would be a really nice thing to do.

Davros Tue 19-Apr-05 22:26:44

I also think a trampoline is a great idea, not only do all kids love trampolining but it is proven to decrease anxiety in people with SN which can be very relevant for someone with AS. I hope they don't beat themsevles up about the diet, its very tough and I never did it myself. Most of the AS kids I know love computers and gadgets, e.g. walkman, game boy etc. Other physical things I am planning for my DS is a free-standing hammock (B&Q or Argos) as we don't have enough room for a swing and..... an exercise bike!! Should get on it myself

Jimjams Tue 19-Apr-05 22:32:29

I've been looking at hammock seats Davros. When we do up our front room think I'm going to get one. Ds3 sleeps in a hammock and loves it.

coppertop Tue 19-Apr-05 22:38:04

When ds2 was assessed the Paed mentioned AS a lot rather than HFA. Ds1's Paed also used AS and HFA interchangeably so I suppose it depends on who you see.

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