Hello, my name is Karen. I am knew on here. I am a full time mum to my 2 and half year old daughter. Her name is Keira. She is currently being accessed for autism. We go to lots of different appointments. I am struggerling to come to terms with everything. It is very hard at times when she has her meltdowns which is mainly over food. She will only eat certain foods and when I try her on new foods she just gets angry and throws it on the floor. She is also not walking yet so it's hard finding places to take her. She doesn't like loud noises or crowded areas. I tried to take her to the park today but she wasn't settled and cried most of the time. I don't know anyone else going through the same thing and it does feel lonely sometimes. It would be nice to have someone to talk to.
Hi @KarenG, welcome to FamilyHub, you've come to the right place to meet people in the same boat as you.
Thank you for sharing your story, I'm sure it will sound familiar to lots of other mums. Hopefully some people will come forward to share their experiences with you too.
If you have any questions, just shout!
All the best,Sian
Hi @KarenGI have a 2 year old son who is going through this. My husband and I have been fighting to get his autism diagnosed due to such a strong family history. I suffer from Asperger's syndrome myself and life is a daily struggle. My son is currently on a child protection plan because social services have decided that global developmental delay (the condition my son has) is caused by his "spastic mummy neglecting him" (exact words from social services).
I don't know a lot about childhood autism, but I'm here if you ever want to talk.
Hello, thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. We also have autism in our family and getting a diagnosis seems to take a very long time. Its hard to be patient but i guess we cant do much more than what we are doing already. How are you and your son getting on? I am also here if you need to talk to someone.
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