Hello all, I hope I'm allowed to post in here as we have no diagnosis, we haven't even had our initial assessment yet but I was hoping I could reach out to some of the mummies in this section... Imogen has had some behavioural difficulties, mostly to do with headbutting, but there's other things too... We are working with a health visitor, a family practitioner, and have just been given a social worker with special needs experience, and have been referred to PIMHS and a paediatrician. Sometimes imogen will have good days and I'll think "surely this can't all be necessary" but then she will have a normal day haha. All the people we are working with seem to echo the same opinion, than imogens behaviour definitely isn't typical, but the frustrating part is none of them will elaborate, they just say we can't possibly tell until she's been assessed properly, so I can't even prepare myself! The other frustrating thing is groups. There is one toddler group around here, and although it's a fantastic group, it is a major trigger! But there is so much pressure, even from the people who are working with imogen, to attend the groups. It's supposed to help her social skills, but it makes her so angry it's a very busy, crowded environment and we seem to spend most of it alone in the foyer :/ I was wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation to us, how long it took to get any diagnosis if at all, what I should expect, and if there's any ways I can help build on her social skills with other children if the toddler group overwhelms her so much? I was thinking about trying to set up my own group, a more relaxed one specifically for children with additional needs, but it's such a new experience for me I wouldn't know where to begin! There must be other mums in my area who avoid the groups because their children react in the same way :/ Again sorry if I'm not meant to post in here, and sorry if I ramble a bit!