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Talk about Autism is the UK's largest online autism community. We have a team of moderators - and it's friendly - our community is supportive and welcoming to new members. You can discuss anything related to autism.

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AnxiousMumma's picture

Music therapy recommendations please

Sat 17 Nov 2018 11:14am

Hi there. 

My son is 5 and is still learning to talk. I am keen to find a good music therapust and wondered if anyone could recommend. Seen some good ones in highgate/Finchley Road but we are in Enfield so slightly far out.

Thanks in advance.. 


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Struggling mam

Fri 09 Nov 2018 1:05pm

 Hi I am so sorry I have not been on for a while but I am struggling to cope right now I feel I have to give up my 17yr son is struggling  with college and my 13yr old 6 is struggling  with her anxiety and depression not sure if she has autism too then there is me i just can't go on things are just going round in circles I have emailed every website I can and some get back to you and say hang on in there are things will get better a don't know how to help my kids anymore I am too tired  how...

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What are the NHS diagnostic criteria?

Sun 13 May 2012 5:04pm

Hi all,

does anyone have some sort of list or something, of what the NHS criteria are for getting a diagnosis?  This would be for Aspergers or perhaps high-functioning autism.  Late last year I had an email conversation with an expert in autism especially in females, and was told some odd things.  One of these was:

"...the diagnostic criteria is very strict for a clinical diagnosis. There are many common traits and behaviours shared by people with...

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steven neary - hillingdon council - `deprivation of liberty` order

Fri 16 Mar 2012 12:37pm

Record reaction over autism story

Posted by Dan Coombs on Jul 28, 10 08:52 AM in Local Authority


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Toy ideas for Christmas

Mon 01 Aug 2011 10:53am


I know its a liitle early to be thinking about Christmas but I thought I could start a thread for any toys people have discovered that have been useful.

Whether its sensory toys or educational toys or something that isnt a typical idea for a toy that has worked.

I know that I am always struggling to think of things to buy and unlike my other children Alistair doesnt pester for toys.

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