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Hi, my name is jly! Any other parents still waiting for their children's diagnosis?

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jly
jly Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi am new to this in the liverpool area , my daughter is on the waiting list for adhd and autismn .I’ve been told it’s a 50 week plus wait for a diagnosis .Am finding it stressful as my daughter is very hypo of a night putting her to bed .Any advice please thanks .my doctors can’t give any medications as there’s no diagnoses,is there any mums /dads still waiting on there Children .i am a single mum aswell .

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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good morning @jly welcome to our great group, if you look under categories you will find the family group, hopefully you'l get some answers and support, just out of interest how old is your daughter ?
  • jly
    jly Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi my daughter is 5 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Bless you @jly it's hard enough getting a 5yr old to bed i know with my own Grand children.
    My nephew, who's 19 now had the same problems with sleep, i know what your saying about the sedative. 
    Have you tried the normal stuff like reading to her or the light theropy, my nephew had different coloured lights, like lava lamps to watch when he was in his bed to help him relax. Just an idea but look under categories and see what you can find i'm sure there's lots of mom's in the same boat.
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @jly did you manage to have a look at family group darling ????
  • jly
    jly Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi yes thank you 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @jly :) Thank you for posting about this, as it's something that many parents go through. 

    Waiting times for assessments can unfortunately be really long, and there's not always much support available for while you wait.

    I'm wondering whether you might find it helpful to access one of our family services? One of our friendly advisers might be able to support you. 

    Is your daughter in school?

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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