Hi, my 13 year old son is finally being assessed for autism. He's had such a difficult few years at school, and I'm so glad that his needs are now starting to be acknowledged. Through this whole process with my son, my husband and I have had many conversations about the problems that it has caused him, and the numerous difficulties that he faces still. What has surprised me the most though, is my husband saying that he had many of the same experiences as our son, and has said many times, "well I feel like that to!" He was bullied at school for being different, and for as long as I have known him, has been socially awkward. We have talked about the fact that he might be on the spectrum as well, to which he agreed. I know some of you may be thinking that you can't diagnose somebody so easily, and obviously I know that, but there are numerous other things that my husband does (too many to mention here) that has made me think it is a definite possibility. For me, it explains so much! My question is, how can we find out about him getting diagnosed (only because we feel it might be beneficial, as he still finds so many things difficult, and work is a constant place of anxiety and stress for him.) Also, for myself, as a mum and wife, is there anywhere that I can get support? Have felt recently that I need it. Have 3 other children as well.
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