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Ehcp 18yr son

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Ehcp 18yr son

Thu 29 Aug 2019 10:56am

 Hi everyone I have not been on for a while but would just like to ask once again for some advice as in the past you have giving me so much help my 18 yr old son was struggling with college and was withdrawn in March with support from gp we are hoping to get him back on track he is going to try college again with the support that we had discussed in March I have just received an email from the support worker who was at the meeting in March now saying the things we discussed  back then may ...

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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Worried about my 18 month old daughter

Thu 22 Aug 2019 12:23pm

Hi. Previously posted about trying to get a diagnosis for my youngest son, now both he and his older brother have a diagnosis of ASD. They were diagnosed quite early, age 3 & age 2 for the youngest son & are both extremely different. 

Now we have a new addition, my lovely daughter, who is almost 18 months. She's got alot of issues, extreme climbing, she will not stop, however dangerous & I can't take my eyes of her. She's not talking, can say bye but it's very rare. She...

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pediatric dr making life hell

Sat 17 Aug 2019 10:18am

Hi im hoping someone can help me with anything i can do to get heard in march we had an app at the school to see the pediatric dr my grandaughter was ill with sickness so it got cancelled in may social services rang to say dr had reported this & they needed to do an assessment all was fine no involvement they agreed if a childs vomiting you keep them home ( me & the dr do not get on ) any way then social services rang to say the dr had asked for a copy of ther report i refused as...

Deborah johnson
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Appealing against college placement

Mon 10 Jun 2019 2:29pm

Hi, my son is 19 and we are about to appeal against his new college placement. Could anyone please give me any advice? It would be lovely to hear from anyone who has been through this process.

Aileen Marks
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