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Habitual Thinki...

Research participants needed-- Thinking in Autism study at Bath Uni, £10 Amazon voucher reimbursement + reasonable travel expenses covered

Fri 26 Jul 2019 10:30am

Hello all,

We are currently conducting a large scale study in the Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR) at the University of Bath on thinking patterns in people with autism. Therefore we are wondering whether any of our amazing people on here might be interested in participating. This research project is really the first of its kind which employs a novel thoughts-recording technique that can allow our researchers to look into people's thoughts more in-depth and also allow our...

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Talking to a pupil with autism

Sat 11 Jul 2015 12:33pm

Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone has advice on an issue that has recently arisen in my classroom. I teach in an autism unit and one of my pupils is a 6 year old boy. He has made excellent progress with his communication and after extensive work on 'wh' questions he began coming in to school after the weekend and answering questions about what he did, who went with him etc. He would even volunteer information without being asked which was huge. However, in the last number of weeks he...

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Can anybody help me understand the diagnoses process

Wed 17 Jul 2019 10:44pm

My son is going through assessment for autism again age 9. He was assessed at 2 and 5 and now we are repeating the process again. 

May two they said there was not enough evidence and he may grow out of some behaviours so they would look again at 5. 

At 5 they said not enough evidence to confirm ASD but then at 7 he stared to fall apart at school and they decided to repeat the process again. We are two years down the line and don’t seem much further on. 

We have competed...

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Employment - Autism

Wed 03 Jul 2019 12:26pm


I am a Psychology student who is eager to further my knowledge and career in autism. I'm currently supporting a teenager with autism and I also work as a support worker with people with disabilities.

I am currently working on my dissertation which will look at the experiences of adults with autism in employment. (This research has Ethical approval from my university).

There's limited research on work experience among individuals with autism. So, please if...

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petra's place - new therapy centre in london

Tue 14 Aug 2018 8:57am

...The new Petra’s Place centres offer a child and family-centred responsive space where children aged 18 months to 4 years on the autistic spectrum will receive an individual programme of support to develop strength and resilience before they enter the education system...


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