Hi I have an appointment with paediatric, for my 10 year old daughter in a few weeks. My issue is school can't see there is a problem ,however I have a child with alot of Sensory issues, who has total meltdowns over the smallest of things. School have told me there no point in getting a diagnosis as she doesn't need support. My daughter fathers partner, is trained in autism, and she could see alot of signs of autism in my daughter without me or her father even mentioning it. I also have a son with Asperger's and a daughter with Dyspraxia, so I do know what I'm dealing with. I'm just feeling like I'm going to have to fight to get paediatric to take me serious.
It not unheard of that someone with Autism acts completely different way when there are at school then way they do at home.In fact when went to school I happy being there. The issues happened when it was the school holidays and my routine has been broken.I was not diagnosed as child but as an adult. My parents where told that was lazy when I was at school.As for dont need diagnosis just because they don't need support. WTF, so you know you're intelligent as such there is no need for you to take exams.Diagnosis is not just about getting support it also help with understanding things. And why you do thing the way that you do.
Exactly my daughter needs an understanding of her needs, thank you x