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Did you know that autistic-like behaviours do not necessarily mean your child has autism?

Sat 19 Aug 2017 2:00pm

Did you know that autistic-like behaviours do not necessarily mean your child has autism? Are you worried about autistic-like behaviours because your child• does not talk, play, interact, eat, respond or behave as you would expect at this age?• shows repetitive or controlling behaviours like lining things up, flapping hands, tantrums or insisting on sameness? • sometimes seems lost, shut off, passive or withdrawn, prefers to play alone and has no friends, or...

Sibylle Janert

I have an idea


I have an idea

Tue 30 Jan 2018 1:57pm

Hello everyone,

My son is 14 yo and on the autism spectrum, with speech delay.

Because of his limited communication skills, he finds it difficult to make friends, even if he loves people and is very sociable.

It is extremely difficult to make friends, and I know that he would love to meet and play with other children around his age. If there are patents who experience the same dilemma, please get in touch. If there are people who can give advice on the matter, it will bw...


Reaching out - trying to save my marriage

Tue 30 Jan 2018 10:45am

Dear Forum members

I have been married to Francis (aged 60) for 9 years now. I am an intelligent "Neurotypical" woman, aged 56 and believe he has "High Functioning Autism HFA. He rejects labels of "disorder" and obtaining a formal diagnosis. His behaviour has become intolerable. To preserve myself, I have had to leave the family home (a cabin on a self-build site) in Hampshire and returned (with my 13 year old daughter) to Oxford.  Francis' philosphy is "Selfish people are the...

Nasreen Rich

Yoga Therapy and Autism Research

Sat 19 Jan 2013 5:17pm

Hello Everyone,

I am in the Special and Inclusive Education MAs program at the Institute of Education, University of London. For my masters dissertation, I am undertaking a research project on the benefits of Yoga Therapy in children with special needs. Specifically, I am interested in examining how Yoga Therapy can benefit children with Autism and Down's syndrome. 

I am looking for any families that have participated in Yoga Therapy or know of anyone who would be...


Deep Pressure Therapy & Pressure Vest

Fri 10 May 2013 1:31pm


Just wondering if anyone here has tried pressure/weighted-vests and at which point did you find out about it.

Was it through personal research or therapist-recommended?


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