I’ve just read this really insightful blog by Violet’s Diary and wanted to share it with you.


I have talked in previous posts about the journey to diagnosis with B.  We had the meeting with the assessment team in the week of his 7th birthday.  My Mum came with me to hear the outcome.  I was really glad she did.

I explained in a previous post we had waited a long time for this meeting and really hoped that we were going to get some answers.

After talking us through a 20 or so page report we were finally presented with the conclusion that B displayed a range of behaviour and symptoms that was consistent with a diagnosis of ‘High functioning Autism’.  Despite the fact that we had spent a long time with the suspicion that B had an autistic spectrum disorder and that we had asked for the referral and the assessment process in order to confirm our suspicions this news came as a shock to…

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