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mampmampmamp's picture

Where is the true, i am confuse about the genetics in autism

Wed 05 Mar 2014 6:34pm

Many loci are related to autism, some in a strong way.
If we assign these changes in behavior (autism) are caused by genes is all ok for me, but how i could get sure that it is not autism that caused these mutations?

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Ehcp college

Wed 20 Mar 2019 7:27pm

    Hi my son is 18 and is struggling with college we have just had his echp on monday and his timetable reduced  then on monday we were told he would be having a controlled assessment on Wednesday at 9.00 but my son has been out of college on and off due to sleep and his anxiety we give college doctors letter with regards to his health  issues he could not make it in due to no lift he struggles with getting the bus and taxi which we have discussed  the tutor rang to say he has been...

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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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Start-up funding for autistic entrepreneur

Mon 11 Feb 2019 2:09pm

Does anyone know of funding which is available to help start up a business run by an autistic entrepreneur?


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PECS/Makaton/VIisual Supports

Sat 23 Feb 2013 3:20pm

Has anyone had much experience using PECS, Makaton or visual timetables with their little ones? I have just started using photos of familiar items with my two year old and also trying Makaton signs. Nothing is catching on at the moment but we're going to keep at it. Has anyone tried PECS or making there own visual timetable? 

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