My daughter got her official diagnosis today.
She's just about to turn 13, and we've spent a good 10 years going to all sorts of people until finally we were listened to about a year and a half ago. It's a huge relief that we can finally move forward, and she seems quite content with the diagnosis.
The next big hurdle is to get her back in to school (we took her out of school half way through years 7 because the school was...awful, totally didn't know how to handle her). Can anyone give us any advice on that please?
You may find the following links useful.
This article contains a lot of helpful information about education for a child with an autism: http://www.autism.org.uk/about/in-education.aspx This includes information regarding getting extra support for your child in their education setting.
You can also search for schools that cater for children with an autism spectrum disorder on our Autism Services Directory: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/autism-services-directory.aspx
You may even want to contact our Education Rights Service who provides information, support and advice on educational provision and entitlements. Please see the following link for further information: www.autism.org.uk/.../education-rights.aspx
Hope this helps,