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Autism doggies??


Autism doggies??

Fri 27 Jun 2014 4:14am

Hi everyone Smile

We are currently researching autism assistance dogs and pet dogs trained on the PAWS course as we think it would help Max to have a pet.

I have contacted Dogs for the Disabled but due to high demand they are only accepting applications within a small area near Banbury so we are not eligible to apply. They gave me details of the only other charity in...

Robbie de Santos

Political parties' manifestos - out now!

Wed 14 Apr 2010 3:50pm

Hello everyone,

I suppose you will have noticed that the General Election campaigns have started now! This week the three main political parties have released their manifestos. Each party has made specific reference to their plans for education provision of children with special educational needs.


The Labour Party’s manifesto states: “We have high expectations for children with SEN and schools will be held to account for how well they meet the needs of...

Robbie   Policy and Parliamentary Officer TreeHouse

`escape to the country` - bbc tv - autistic son

Fri 16 Mar 2012 3:28pm

Isle of Wight

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Episode 20 of 75, Escape to the Country ...


Claiming benefits at the Job centre

Mon 01 Aug 2011 10:07am


I've posted this here because I am coming across a lot of people who are having the same problems and I'd be interested to know what you all think.

A few years ago, I was made redundant. I went to my local jobcentre to sign on for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) only to be told that I had to make my claim by telephone. I cannot use the phone so I explained this, said I had a disability etc. The staff insisted that I could only claim by phone even though I was in the...

Asteroids Sara

Will my son still love me when he's grown-up?

Mon 09 Mar 2015 2:35am

Hi all,

I'm hoping you might be able to help with something that worries me.

I have a 5 year old son - a twin - and we are incredibly close. When he was 4 he was diagnosed as ASD. He attends mainstream with a support worker, but has lots of difficulty with expressive speech, even though he is verbal. He never asks me questions about the world around him, has no concept or interest in friendships and I couldn't even begin to talk about anything non-tangible with him. Any...

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