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 .
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