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Merthyr mum called ‘paranoid’ for years before daughter was diagnosed with autism – ITV News

A mum-of-two from Merthyr said she was called “paranoid” for years before her seven-year-old daughter was diagnosed with autism.

Natasha Evans said her daughter Miley was diagnosed with ADHD at four-years-old following disruptive behaviour at school. But Natasha said she disagreed with the diagnosis.

She wasn’t doing a lot of things. She didn’t play and she wasn’t interested in playing with children.

They put her on medication which I didn’t like. They made her really quiet and the school thought that was a good thing as it saw her behaviour improve but it was making her ill. She was having headaches and she was being sick.


Natasha had to research Miley’s behaviour herself to try to understand it.

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