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2 year old mayb autistic

char1988char1988 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hey i have a 2 year old little boy im health visitor and ither health assistants have referd my little boy for autisum he dosnt communicate he dont speak he eats objects ie wood sand and think non edible and mostly likes drys foods he flaps alot and has started to hold his ears he dosnt like much conatct barely likes others company he runs more then walks and sleeping is really awful i really would appricate anyone who could give me some advice 

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  • Sarac_ScopeSarac_Scope Navigate Posts: 32 Courageous
    Hi @charl1988 I'm sorry to hear you're having a difficult time with your little boy and hope you get some answers soon.  If you felt you needed some additional support, you could contact the Navigate Service.
    Navigate provide a six week programme of online and telephone support to parents who have a child going through diagnosis or have a child who has recently been diagnosed with a disability.  The aim is to provide parents with emotional and practical support that will help them build resilience as they start on their journey as a parent of a child with a disability or impairment.

    Take care

    Sara
  • Matt_ScopeMatt_Scope Navigate Posts: 56 Pioneering
    Hi, if you have been referred to by health professionals, due to a potential diagnosis for you child, you may be eligible for 6 weeks of phone based digital support from Scopes new Navigate service, where we can help you address your concerns and questions and help you along the pathway to diagnosis.

    If you think this would be useful and would would be interested in this sort of support, please call us on 0808 8010510 and we will hopefully be able to set you up with an  advisor.
  • Sarac_ScopeSarac_Scope Navigate Posts: 32 Courageous
    Navigate number is 0808 801 0510.  Alternatively you can visit the online application form.
  • Emma_ScopeEmma_Scope Navigate Posts: 51 Courageous
    Hi @char1988

    Sounds as if you're having quite a difficult time at the moment. There are national charities that can give you more guidance and tips specific to Autism, which may be useful. I've included some links below.

    https://www.autism.org.uk/ 

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/

    https://www.autism-alliance.org.uk/

    https://resourcesforautism.org.uk/

    It may also be an idea to google the Local Offer for the area that you live in and they can signpost to you to more local and specific support in your area.

    I hope this helps.

    Best Wishes x
    Emma Bailey
    Parent Advisor
    Navigate Team at Scope
  • SparkleSheffieldAutismAdvisorsSparkleSheffieldAutismAdvisors Member Posts: 32 Pioneering
    Hi @char1988

    We hope that some of the advice above has been useful to you, is there anything you haven't found out yet that we could help you with? Our top tip would be to see if there are any local parent groups that you could attend to speak to other parents who have been in the same situation as you are in now. You'll be amazed how much others can teach you based on their own experiences!

    Hope all is well, but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to tag us in a post and we'll do our best to help. 
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