I have two sons, the older one with Aspergers and the younger one with Aspergers and Dyspraxia. My older son was never assessed and "survived", not without difficulties until he reached university where he now receives some support. Children/adults with Aspergers have difficulties which neuro typical people can't even imagine and I think it is in a child's best interest to have early intervention, to gain an understanding of their own personality and to be given coping strategies.
Certainly, any child who displays any of the underlying "symptoms" to AS need to be assessed. The longer a child goes without assessment, the more psychological issues will begin to arise. Because I came into existance 60 years ago, I wasn't diagnosed until 5 years ago. Much too late. My granddaughter was diagnosed a year ago at age 3. She stands a much better chance of developing the strategies necessary to live a much better life than I.
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