Aspergers Diagnosis

Nancy - posted on 10/11/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I currently have temporary custody of my grand daughter who is 13 years old. She has been diagnosed back in first grade with autism but she doesn't seem to be getting better. The stress of the new school that she is in while she is with me and the new environment is hard on her. She has to walk in circles several times during the day. She spends a lot of time in her own little world. She does want to talk to people. I worry that something might have happened to her but it is difficult to find out because she doesn't talk a lot to us or to her teachers. Do you have any recommendations.

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Nancy - posted on 10/11/2016

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Thank you. I have been trying to find something out here in the country for her but not having any luck. I know there isn't a cure but I need to know she can take care of herself once she reaches a certain age. At this point in her life, that isn't the case. I would love to get her tested. Do you have a place you would recommend for that?

Dove - posted on 10/11/2016

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Autism doesn't 'get better'. There is no cure for it. It is possible that some behavior therapy might help her develop some social skills and coping mechanisms in order to help her function better in the 'real world', but she is always going to struggle. Given all the recent changes looking into some professional support would probably be best.

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