Hi all, I have a 9 yo dd who I have suspected from babyhood to be on the spectrum but Iv ignored and tried to manage symptoms on my own (badly). She is high functioning but I wonder if there are any benefits in seeking a diagnosis when she has no learning disability or physical impairments. she is a high achiever at school but I just am worried that I don't have the knowledge or tools for her as she enters her teens.
You may find the behaviour section on the NAS website helpful, it’s full of information on common behaviours and possible strategies:
Here’s a link:http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/understanding-behaviour.aspx
Hope this helps,