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  • webbwebb
    Posts: 2,578
    Hello Everyone

    I have just recently found that the pda contact group have this new forum. I think it is fantastic. My son, now 11years old was diagnosed Autistic when he was 4. He tried Mainstream for 2 years but they confessed they couldn't cope. He then went to a special school who after 2 years told me they thought he was P.D.A. I live in Nottingham but try as I might I have been unsuccessful in getting this diagnosis because noone will refer us to the Elizabeth Newson Centre. We now have him in another special school who say he is definately P.D.A. and are managing his behaviour accordingly. I spent a year trying to pursuade medical proffessionals to refer us but have now decided it may not matter about a diagnosis on a piece of paper as long as the school he is in are dealing with him appropriately and we have plenty of paper work from the Elizabeth Newson Centre.
    I would love to know all your views on this matter and I am open to suggestions!
  • Pamela
    Posts: 205
    hello 'WEBB' and welcome. My daughter is also 11 and attends a special school. She was diagnosed at 7 at the EYDC in Nottingham. You will learn more about us all in the various forums.
    Take care
  • Hello and welcome.
    Just out of interest, what 'kind' of special school does your son attend? Is it a school for autistic children, aspergers children or other special needs? I wondered because I have looked in my areas for special schools (though different age group) who have knowledge of PDA and can't really find any. It is good that you have a school who have suggested what may be causing issues and also are taking measure to help your child.
    I hope you are not offended by the question!
  • webbwebb
    Posts: 2,578
    Thankyou all for your welcome and for your replies. My son is at the Rosehill School, which is an L.E.A. special school for Autistic children aged 5-19 years. They told me he was definately P.D.A. within 7 weeks of him being there. There are other children in the school with P.D.A., some with the diagnosis some without. I'm not offended at all, quite the reverse, for once I can talk about P.D.A. with other parents who understand!
  • Amanda
    Posts: 281
    My son is at Rosehill too. I don't think there is a better school for understanding when it comes to PDA. I certainly wouldn't want my son anywhere else.
    Nice to talk to you.....I wonder if we've already crossed paths :D
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