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You may want to have your daughter evaluated for a tic disorder. Tourette Syndrome is one of the tic disorders, but it's not the only one. Here's a study: http://aut.sagepub.com/content/11/1/19.short that found that 22% of the autistic children studied had a co-occurring tic disorder. My son has Tourette Syndrome (but is not on the autism spectrum). When ...


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When we were heading towards a diagnosis for our eldest son (in the UK as well) one of the things we did was to go private for an audiology test so we could rule that out. We needed this step fast to get the autism statement moving before school started so we could get special needs assistance in place. Of course we were lucky to be in a position to afford ...


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You're not losing your "one remaining brain cell". You are absolutely right in wanting the child tested for anything and everything, and with the signs you discuss, I have no idea why your requests aren't being carried out. Regardless of what exactly is going on with your child, a parent's feeling that something is not right is one of the most reliable ...



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