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Hi there, the children have not been officially diagnosed with Autism. They have been described as having "social and emotional difficulties" with traits of austistic tendencies. No official diagnosis given hence very little help, support or guidance. I have been given £100 per child since splitting with their father. We were never married. They are 12 now (twin boys). We separated in 2006.
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You should seek further evaluation from a psychlogist or even your children's pediatrician regarding your twin boys. You have so much to offer your children. You are a very loving mother who cares deeply about their personal well being. If they are displaying many autistic tendencies, they may be autistic. Why haven't they been diagnosed as such? There are a wealth of resources available for parents with special needs children. You must take the first step and get out there and fight for the needs of your children no matter what their needs may be. Be proactive. Your children have the right to receive any type of help that they need for their emotional and social problems. Try another psychologist. Get a different opinion. Join a parent support group for children with emotional and social problems and another group for single parents. You need support since you do not have family support. You can not do this alone and that is what you have been doing and that is why you are so hard on yourself. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. Ask if you need more advice. Have a great day!!!