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Have your say on our future strategy

Fri 08 Nov 2019 2:14pm

Hi everyone


I'm Marie, Head of Marketing and Communications here at Ambitious about Autism.

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Looking for ASD university student participants!

Wed 06 Nov 2019 10:19am



My name is Daniella and I’m currently in my final year of university at Leeds Beckett and I’m looking for people to take part in my online study for my dissertation. I am researching resilience levels in university students who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The title of my research project is:


Does resilience increase throughout...

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Emma Hall

What are the Best Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD

Tue 29 Oct 2019 5:19am

Learn about the best essential oils for treating children with autism and ADHD. Reduce anxiety, aid sleep, relaxation, and mood as well as reducing hyperactivity.

Emma Hall
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Ways to deal with frustration

Sun 27 Oct 2019 7:43pm


i am new here and hoping for advice.  My grandson has autism he is 7 years old and has great difficulty expressing frustrations, he screams throws things and sometimes runs off.  This is getting to be dangerous as he will throw anything with no thought to the consequences or danger to himself or others.  My question is do you think there is anyway we can get 121 help for him to assist with teaching him a way to deal with these frustrations that is safer and more sustainable.  He...

early intervention

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early intervention

Thu 14 Nov 2013 10:23pm

Dear All,

I am new to this post and I am very thankful to all who have shared their advice here.

I am also new to this all; my 4 year old son likely has ASD and am waiting for him to have further assessments an official diagnosis and SEN. 

I am really hoping some one reading this would be able to help me with the following

1. Is there any ABA program that can be set up for my son prior to his diagnosis? I do not expect the LEA to fund such a program at this...

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