Hi, my name is Neikka, I got my formal diagnosis of autism last week and I guess I'm looking for answers and a way through this, to be me, and to connect with other people who are just like me.
Hello Blueray. Welcome to the forum. I hope you have a good look round and find some topics of interest to you.
Hi Neikka, I have only just joined as well. I am currently waiting to be assessed and so are my 2 boys. I hope you find comfort in this place, I know I have already
Thank you Misfit, I appreciate that, I'm going to spend some time over the next few days to have a good look around. I have already gained incredible benefit by just being here, so thank you, this is just what I was looking for.
Thank you Lone and yes, I have already found great comfort in just one day. Best wishes with yours and your boys assessments. I have to say my experience was a good one. My gp made the referral, no problem, and after my first appointment with the psychiatrist, he said he wouldn't put me on the waiting list for the assessment as that would take too long and he could see that I was in great need of support so he made me an appointment there and then by giving me his very next available slot. The hardest part was the last two weeks after I had expected the results. They took a little longer and that really was the hardest part I think. I felt a great sense of confidence just by asking for the assessment. I felt very proud of myself and it was a sign to me that I was prepared to do whatever it took to help me take control of my life and create a lifestyle that would benefit me.
I’m glad you are both benefiting from being here.Its good to find people with similar issues and experiences isnt it. If you use the search you will find a lot of your questions have been discussed with practical or supportive suggestions. But most people are willing, when they have the time and energy, to help if they can.