Published on 12, July, 2020
I am awaiting a diagnosis for my 3 year old Son, which has been delayed with the current pandemic, I was wondering how other parent's/carer's are coping during this difficult time....
My son is struggling with loud noises - apart from ear defenders does anyone have any advice for us to support him?
I feel there isn't enough support for families, we feel quite isolated and not sure what support is available before a diagnosis, we have been waiting over a year now ~ I just want answers and know how to best support our child and to help him progress with his development.
I have been researching places to take my Son but the majority of places state you need to be on the autism spectrum or my Son is too young for the social facilities plus we are all social distancing so this makes the social scene even harder to access......
Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated :)
I'm sorry to hear that you've been struggling with the lack of support during this difficult time.
You may find this information from the NAS website useful. It includes resources…
You may find this information from the NAS website useful. It includes resources around managing sensory differences in children with autism:
You may also like to contact our Parent to Parent service who offers emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. This service is confidential and run by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult with autism .
You contact the team on 0808 800 4106. Please leave a message and the team will call you back as soon as possible at a time that suits you, including evenings and weekends. Alternatively you can use contact the team via web form: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/parent-to-parent/enquiry.aspx
I hope this helps!
Thank you very much for your reply and the information you have provided, it is much appreciated.
I will contact your Parent to Parent service for some guidance and some support.
Many thanks :)
There should be a support though? in england or ireland, there are lots of support and therapist there.