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Hi, my name is kerri-ann. I've recently found out my child has autism. We're waiting on the referral

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kerriclare
kerriclare Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2022 in Start here and say hello!
hi, my name is kerri-ann i have recently found out my child has autisum, we are waiting on the referral, i was just wondering if there is any other mums in the same situation. 
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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @kerriclare welcome to our great group.
    I hope you are both coping with the heat.
    I think you have come to a good forum for your request, if you take a look under categories you will find headings there for possibly what your looking for. Take a look and if you have any problems just ask, some one is bound to be on line to help you.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome to the community @kerriclare it's great to have you join us :)

    Thanks for sharing your recent news, how are you feeling about things?

    There are two categories here I would encourage you to visit to talk to parents going through similar, these are Children, Parents and Families and our Autism and Neurodiversity category.

    You are welcome to explore the rest of the forum as well, here's some starting points:
    • The virtual coffee lounge which is one of our categories, in which we play games and talk about general subjects such as hobbies and interests
    • The recent discussions page, which shows an overview of everything happening across the community
    • The categories page, which shows a full list of discussion groups on the community

    If you have any questions at all then don’t hesitate to ask, and thanks for sharing a bit about yourself. I hope you are staying out the heat!

    Alex

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,726 Disability Gamechanger
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    hi, my name is kerri-ann i have recently found out my child has autisum, we are waiting on the referral, i was just wondering if there is any other mums in the same situation. 
    How old is your child? I have autism.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,504 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @kerriclare :) Welcome to the community!

    Along with the categories that Alex has pointed you towards, I'm wondering whether you might like to access one of our friendly family services. Navigate or Parents Connect may be of particular interest.

    How are you and your child feeling about the diagnosis?
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  • kerriclare
    kerriclare Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Just want to say Thankyou for all of your comments I will be sure to have a look into the groups, my son is three years old, it was a massive shock to us finding it out but in a way I’m glad to know so I can try to understand him better but it is proving rather difficult. 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Morning @kerriclare i agree knowing whats wrong is half the battle with any health problems.
    I hope you find lots of good feedback and help/advise from forum members.
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