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Found this about girls with autism.

(36 Posts)
Ineedmorepatience Wed 08-May-13 15:14:50
UnChartered Thu 09-May-13 20:21:15

that was really clumsily worded, i hope you get what i mean blush

Ineedmorepatience Thu 09-May-13 22:17:36

Funny you should say that about the numbers being the same unchartered at the support group I go to there is a fairly even split girls to boys and I have often wondered about it.

I think you are right about the girls being described as shy, I also think a big part is that girls often arent physically aggressive at school, when frustrated or anxious they seem to be more likely to shut down than lash out.

Consequently they are not causing anybody any trouble and therefore go unnoticed. Dd3 used to work extremely hard at being invisible at her old school but vented everything from the day on me within seconds of coming out of the classroom at 3.30sad

marchduck Fri 10-May-13 08:59:34

very interesting reading in both articles; thank you

Ineedmorepatience Mon 13-May-13 22:07:23

bump for greener smile

geeandfeesmum Tue 14-May-13 11:16:21

Fanjo and Salondon, my DD isn't high functioning. She is almost 6 years old, still in nappies and has only been able to speak (baby talk) since she was 4 years old. I know how you feel though, almost all of the articles and TV docs are about high functioning children.

This wasn't meant to sound defensive so please don't take it that way. I just wanted to point that DD isn't high functioning although this article does appear to be more about high functioning children.

salondon Tue 14-May-13 13:41:08

I know how you feel geeandfeesmum. They will get there - with a lot of hard work and patience.

greener2 Tue 14-May-13 13:44:39

Thanks, it is still so hard to see as my dd doesn't have the interests or fixations as described. More that if she watches a film she will like to play it or maybe draw it for a day or so but then it moves on to something else. Also she would still play something else even if she is into that fad...

Ineedmorepatience Tue 28-May-13 22:39:04

Bump

lougle Tue 28-May-13 22:44:20

Very interesting. DD2 is always reminding me that 'I don't want to get married or have babies. I want to stay a girl and be your kid'.

Schmedz Wed 29-May-13 16:25:41

Hehe. Apparently my DD is going to live with me for the rest of her life!

The shutting down bit is very true for my dd, she will sit and pull her eyelashes out rather than stick up for herself, she can't. Then she sticks out even more with no eyelashes.

Dh is determined that she will move out when she is older but I can't see her managing.

Thanks for bumping it, really interesting.

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