"The difficult and misunderstood journey of trying to be heard and receive support"

About: Midlands Psychology CIC

(as a parent/guardian),

I first raised concerns about my child possibly been on the autistic spectrum when he was at play school. Because he is high functioning and worked at hiding his behaviours or displaying them at home not in an educational setting, my son went through preschool and primary without been recognised. I raised concerns continually through him being at primary school when school anxiety and then phobia and refusal developed. Because schools seem to have little knowledge on asd, this developed into a difficult and misunderstood journey of trying to be heard and receive support.

After several years of understanding the process in which to enable support I contacted Midlands psychology. They identified my son as autistic and were wonderful in their knowledge and philosophy in hearing and empowering both myself as the parent and my son. They have been excellent and restored my faith.

Just felt I wanted to add that the psychologist from Midlands Psychology David Ankers is superb. He diagnosed my son as being on the Asd spectrum. He was nonjudgmental, highly knowledgeable on the hidden aspects of high functioning autism, empowering; everything a parent wishes to encounter in what is a highly problematic journey to receive support. My son took so much from this positive experience. This is truly how it should be for children and parents.

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