Published on 12, July, 2020
Hi all. My son will be 9 next month. Nearly a year ago he was diagnosed with aspergers and dyspraxia. He has just started to ask questions about why he gets extra help at school and his friends don’t. I’m just wondering how best to explain it to him in a way he’ll understand. I did try to talk to him about it after the diagnosis but he changed the subject and didn’t ask again. Neither condition has been explained in any great detail to us and I’ve found a lot out from the internet. Thanks
Hi NA S67847.
There is a link that I have listed below that may be able to help you broaching the subject with your son and then some more info for you to read that may be able to help if you haven't already found it out...
You may like to read our general information about autism:
You may also want to look at our section that provides advice for parents, relatives and carers of people with autism.
You may find the following page our website useful:https://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/children/recently-diagnosed.aspx
Post-diagnosis can be a very nervous time for any parent, but we're here to help you. In this link you can find information on the effects on your family, getting some practical support as well as telling your child about their diagnosis.
If you have any other questions, or wanted some advice, you may like to contact our Autism Helpline team. They can provide you with information and advice on your issue. You can call them on 0808 800 4104 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm).Please note that the Helpline is experiencing a high volume of calls and it may take a couple of attempts before you get through to speak to an advisor
I hope you find this useful.