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Parent of a 2 year old. We're waiting for a diagnosis for ASD, and are struggling to keep him asleep

Bamsmam Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2022 in Autism and neurodiversity
Hello, I am new here, parent of a two year old boy, we are waiting for diagnosis for ASD and are struggling with keeping little lad asleep


  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    Morning @Bamsmam welcome to this great group.
    Sorry to hear about your problems with little one. I know the site have a family categorie it might be a good place for you to investigate first.
    I'm sure you will be welcomed by some of the others, when the site wakes up ha ha.
    Have a look around if your ready and able, any problems just ask someone will be able to help.

    Good look with your quest.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Bamsmam

    Welcome to the community, thank you for introducing yourself and I hope you had a nice bank holiday weekend.

    Sleep can certainly be a tough area to navigate for parents of young children, because of course if your child isn't sleeping well that means that you likely won't be either so it impacts all of you.

    Scope has a Sleep Right service that you might be interested in accessing and finding out more about, which you can do here. They have also released a series of useful podcasts that are all free and available to listen to through this page.

    I'd also recommend reading about our other family services which include Parents Connect and Navigate, both of which can be there to support parents of disabled children.

    I hope you enjoy taking part in the community, please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Many of our members are parents so you're certainly in an understanding place :) 

    How is the diagnosis journey for your child going?
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Bamsmam. Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us.

    Thanks for telling us a little bit about what is going on for you at the moment. It sounds really difficult that you are waiting for a diagnosis of ASD for your son and struggling with keeping him asleep.

    I can see that our community has already provided you with practical support. I just wanted to check in with you to ask you how you are feeling. I would like to give you the space to explore this if you would like to tell us more.

    Is there anything, in particular, you would like to discuss or any questions you have that we might be able to support you with? Please take care for now and I will look forward to hopefully hearing from you again soon  :)
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