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michaelz's picture

jazz hands or applause?

Thu 04 Oct 2018 9:13am

james sinclair was on the radio pointing out that some autistic people are discombobulated by applause.

here's his web site - autistic and unapologetic :

personally it doesn't bother me much.

Charlie's picture

Supermarkets and other overwhelming environments

Mon 29 Oct 2012 9:55am

Hi All,

I am trying to find out about the difficulties of supermarket shopping when you have Autism and any solutions that people have found.

I am working on a project to design a product thay will help families with autistic children when they go shopping.

I know my coursemate Matt has already posted about this

public transport

Concernedmum48's picture

public transport

Wed 08 Jan 2014 11:47pm

I am wondering if any one can offer some advice? My mother in her mid seventies quite often takes my son (6yrs) on the spectrum home from school on the bus. She gets upset if his behaviour is challenging but what she finds hardest is the reaction from other people. Yesterday an elderly gentleman commented rather loudly " spare the rod spoil the child".  As my son is not aware of his condition and not wanting to confront him she just took the criticism.  Any advice on how other...

Public transport

Henrymummy11's picture

Public transport

Sat 19 Oct 2013 3:15pm

hi all this morning my other half had the car and I needed to go into the town with my nearly 3  son who has high functioning autism well it starated to rain so I decided to get the bus which he hasn't been on for well I've a year well he was fine until the bus pulled off then he starts shaking and really getting anxious and crying he was absolutely terrified well the problem I now have is my other half needs car next week and I'm going to have to get the bus to his special needs...

My Curious Documentary

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My Curious Documentary

Tue 10 Nov 2015 9:12am

Has anyone here seen The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, or read the book? 

Tonight on BBC1 at 22:35 there is a documentary on the play with interviews from other children and families on living with autism.

Some of our parent patrons and ambassadors are being interviewed so we're excited to watch:

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