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Hi. My name is Sherrie. I'm here for advice and a sense of comeradery. I have had lots of training and experience with children with ASD, EBD and sensory processing disorders. Ever since my little girl was 1 I have been able to see certain traits that aren't Neuro typical. Due to my training and ability to accommodate her needs she has gone undiagnosed. She is now nearly 7 and has become very adept at masking her difficulties. She is home educated due to finding school so overwhelming, the school used to send her home on days when senior staff weren't in so I took her education into my own hands which isn't a problem as I work in primary education. I'm now finding it hard to navigate the pathway to a diagnosis as there aren't any professionals that know her well enough to support or give evidence of the struggles she has. I know it's going to be a long road so any advice or just conversation with parents in similar circumstances would be lovely. Thanks for reading.
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