I am grateful that my site allows me to explore and address my symptoms that I never had a diagnosis for. I am still having to work out some of my symptoms.
There is research out there to suggest the link between cerebral palsy and autism and I believe the link between the two is true. There is no getting away from the fact that I have a neurological developmental disorder due to brain damage at birth. It is a brain function disorder that affects our emotions, learning ability, memory and self-control.
I have found ways around dealing with emotions, learning, memory and self-control. My short-term memory is affected. When it comes to autism, as with all brain conditions, symptoms vary in severity from child to child, where some may experience just a few of its symptoms, others many of its symptoms.
Although my diagnosis was missed, my symptoms share similarities with autism and Asperger’s. Having taken an autism test, for us to confirm the accuracy of the result, someone close also took the test and the test accurately confirmed the suspicions on both our parts; that he doesn’t have autism and I do.
It makes me feel angry, because as child when I tried to talk about my issues, I was told there was nothing wrong with me and that I should get on with my life. Years on of course, I can’t because I am still affected by my neurological symptoms.
There is no doubt in my mind that with the help, I will have done better in school, instead of feeling stupid because I couldn’t learn. I have been failed by the system and those close to me who were supposed to help and support me, and who could have made a difference.