My 10 year old granddaughter has just been diagnosed with autism - we've always known that she had learning difficulties and some "odd" personality traits , eating habits, sleeping difficulties , social awkwardness. My daughter recently had her tested and this is the diagnosis . DD explained that these days, the term autism is used to describe all the stages along the "spectrum" and that DGD is described as high functioning but needing various therapies and interventions to attain the best life possible.
She'll be getting OT and speech therapy , and the psychologist has advised various other interventions so we're all happy with the approach he is taking.
My husband and I love our granddaughter dearly , and we want to help in any way that we can, for her to have the best life possible.
If any other grans are in this situation, can you recommend any good books / websites about dealing with autism , from the point of view of family care and concern ? We'd like to educate ourselves as much as possible, so we can help our lovely girl .
stella1949 Fri 08-Nov-19 07:42:52
Doodle Fri 08-Nov-19 14:41:46
lemongrove Fri 08-Nov-19 14:51:55
stella1949 Fri 08-Nov-19 15:25:58
Doodle Fri 08-Nov-19 19:45:34
Greenfinch Fri 08-Nov-19 20:31:47
BBbevan Fri 08-Nov-19 20:35:30
Cerys Fri 08-Nov-19 20:38:51
Luckygirl Fri 08-Nov-19 23:02:47
MiniMoon Sat 09-Nov-19 00:43:56
Willow500 Sat 09-Nov-19 06:35:16
Buttonjugs Sat 09-Nov-19 09:42:23
Ohmother Sat 09-Nov-19 10:17:18
Kate51 Sat 09-Nov-19 10:29:33
EllanVannin Sat 09-Nov-19 10:59:16
Flowerofthewest Sat 09-Nov-19 11:52:40
Flowerofthewest Sat 09-Nov-19 12:07:02
Hert2Hart Sat 09-Nov-19 13:37:59
Musicgirl Sat 09-Nov-19 15:06:16
avalon Sat 09-Nov-19 15:10:04
Abuelana Sat 09-Nov-19 15:35:12
humptydumpty Sat 09-Nov-19 15:38:08
Rocknroll5me Sat 09-Nov-19 15:44:33
Mealybug Sat 09-Nov-19 16:15:35
icanhandthemback Sat 09-Nov-19 17:23:55