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Hi, my name is ilovetodig0044!

ilovetodig0044 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
My eldest son (14) was diagnosed with autism, adhd and Tourette’s when he was 5 and we have struggled to integrate him into mainstream life as much as possible. In the last 6 months my wife (37) has been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and in the last week my youngest son (10) has been diagnosed as autistic with adhd. 
I hope this group can aid me in my journey through life with an autistic family.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @ilovetodig0044 Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for sharing. Have you seen our posts on specific conditions.

    Loads of posts and threads any information and support from our community.

    Have a look hope that helps. Ask the community anything.

    Take care

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  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Community member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @ilovetodig0044 and a warm welcome to the community. Very glad to have you, but very sorry to hear you're facing such a difficult situation.
    I have no doubt you will find valuable, friendly support here in the community. Please bear with us and I am sure members will be in touch with you as your post filters through to them.
    We have a specialist autism advisor you can contact if you wish and there's a thread on Autistic Spectrum Disorders that you might like to have a look at. Please do join in some of the conversations there if you feel up to it. It's a good way to meet people.
    Hope some of that helps,
    Warmest best wishes,
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