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Parents..how have you learnt to accept your Son/ daughter’s differences/challenges over the years?

CoffeeFirst
CoffeeFirst Member Posts: 84 Courageous
edited December 2021 in Autism and neurodiversity
How has this been for you and what have you gone through?
My adult daughter, 22 has been diagnosed with ADHD and on the Autistic Spectrum and as it’s been a recent diagnosis I’ve struggled especially when I see other girls her age get on with life.

Does this get easier with time? Also, I’d love to chat with any other parents who are either going or gone through this. 
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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 796

    Scope community team

    Hi @CoffeeFirst thanks for starting this discussion, I'm sure it'll be a great help for anyone going through a similar experience. 

    While I can't relate to your experience directly I think it's really positive that you're reaching out. Often with things we're finding difficult, having support can make a really big difference. I'm sure other parents will share their own experiences soon, but in the meantime I've marked your post as unanswered to help our members find it more easily.

    If you've got any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, and I hope you're enjoying the festive season! :)
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  • TheSallyB
    TheSallyB Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi, i’m interested to chat with other parents also, my eldest son is teenage has adhd and a more recent diagnosis of asd - we find it particularly hard at times because we don’t know how to help him, who to ask to help us understand him and when you add his diagnoses to ‘usual’ teenage behaviours it can seem impossible, particularly as you said other kids of their age just seem to get on with life
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

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    Hello @TheSallyB, welcome to the community. Sorry to hear that you find it challenging at times, but I'm sure that peer support will help you feel better, it's always useful to talk with others going through similar situations.

    Scope have services that support families of disabled children, they are Parents Connect and Navigate, and you might find it worthwhile to read a bit more about those.
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  • CoffeeFirst
    CoffeeFirst Member Posts: 84 Courageous
    Hi Alex; thanks for bumping my post, appreciated 😀. Happy New Year!
  • CoffeeFirst
    CoffeeFirst Member Posts: 84 Courageous
    Hi TheSallyB, you do sound in very similar circumstances as myself. I agree, it can be hard to distinguish between their difficulties and what they go through due to their age. 
    As a parent it’s so hard to navigate through it all. I’m really just learning as I go along.
    Happy New Year!

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