has my child got aspergers , and where do i go for help?

Kirstie - posted on 09/15/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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hi i have a 6 year old boy and im pretty sure he has aspergers or is on the spectrum somewhere .

he has trouble socialising

but can build a 187 piece lego transformer by himself in a few hours

he hates certain clothes , i bought him a harry potter lego t shirt and he went mad saying he hated harry potter and promptly threw it in the bin!

same with shoes , would rather wear his old holey ones than a new pair

he says what he feels to complete strangers , he told an old lady to stop staring at him when i said thats rude he looked at me and said BUT SHE WAS MUM , same with a child in the park , he told him to move , when i ask why he says he was in my way mum .

he has been in trouble at school for being aggressive , the school did refer him , but it was useless they watched him for about 45 minutes and nothing really came of it , ive also been to my doctors but he looked at me like i was mad , i dont know what to do next where do people go to get help , from a frustrated mum , kirstie

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Kirstie - posted on 09/16/2012

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hi Angela , with respect im in no way trying to label my son , i live in the uk and agree there are a lot of people who are concerned thier children have autism , but trust me i have been wrestling with this since my son was small , hence he is six now so i have not rushed into getting him diagnosed , until you can walk in someones shoes that is going through this , you have no idea what its like , i have an older daughter that i have no concerns about .

when i get him seen , if they say there is nothing wrong with him i will accept that but call it mothers instinct or whatever you like i know something is wrong , it wont change him as a person , i would never label my child and am slightly offended at your response :/

Kirstie - posted on 09/16/2012

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thanks guys , it is frustrating but i am determined to get him seen by a professional

Ella - posted on 09/16/2012

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I no ur frustration with this,I am and have always been certain my 8yr old is on the spectrum sum where it's just so difficult to get a diagnosis thease days with so many disorders to choose from,only advice I can give is if all ur mothering instinct tell you there's sum thing then u should persist.....good luck x

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