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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...


VStar's picture

Diagnosing Aspergers in Females

Thu 11 Jan 2018 5:03pm

Hi, I really need some help. My daughter is 19 and went for an assessment yesterday for Aspergers and, she was turned down. This is despite her being accepted into a specialist autism unit linked to our local college and they've said that in their professional opinion, they've no doubts that she's on the spectrum. We're now Ina position where we have to get a second opinion and fight against the decision that's been made. Has anyone else been in this position and if so, what did you do?  Thanks 

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Did you know that autistic-like behaviours do not necessarily mean your child has autism?

Sat 19 Aug 2017 2:00pm

Did you know that autistic-like behaviours do not necessarily mean your child has autism? Are you worried about autistic-like behaviours because your child• does not talk, play, interact, eat, respond or behave as you would expect at this age?• shows repetitive or controlling behaviours like lining things up, flapping hands, tantrums or insisting on sameness?

Sibylle Janert
Smilerkel86's picture

under 2 year showing signs of autism

Tue 15 Aug 2017 8:49pm

Hi all, I have just started out as a childminder. I have took on a little boy aged 23 months his mother is Russian and father Polish. He has an elder half brother who lives with him and speaks fluent English. The little boy has no language in any of the languages he associates with. I also think he has sensory issues we were at the park and his trousers got a little wet and muddy and he was distraught. He is also extremely fussy with food as in complete refusal to try anything.

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Undiagnosed aspergers worries

Tue 28 Mar 2017 3:25pm

Hi im new to this so please be understanding.
I have a 12 yo daughther who was sent to a paediatrician for possible aspergers,she suffers with severe anxiety,some ocd behaviour,she has self harmed,cant seem to socialise with her peers or speak to adults/teachers since she was a toddler really,together with cahms we believe she has aspergers.
So we get into the paediatric office,his assistant sat reading her file for half an hour without speaking,then came the doctor,to my surprise he said I have read her file and said"I dont understand why your here"

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Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) not specified - information

Wed 15 Mar 2017 5:59pm

Hello, my son was diagnosed 2 years ago in France as being PDD not specific.  He has regular sessions of psychomotricity and we see a pedopsychatrist about 2 to 3 times a year, he has someone to help him in the classroom and in general he is making progress above all with his social skills.  However there is so much that my husband and I do not understand, firstly the diagnostic, we have understood that he is basically in the spectrum of autism and that he is affected lightly.

michaelz's picture

zelda west-meads answers reader's aspie husband dilemma in mail on sunday

Thu 9 Feb 2017 11:54am

Does my husband have Asperger's?

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Marsha England

My Story - How I Learned I Was Living on the Autism Spectrum

Thu 5 Jan 2017 10:41pm

I was diagnosed a month ago with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I didn't take it as bad news. It is on the contrary a relief to know there's a name for my peculiarities. I can't count the number of times I thought of myself as an alien from another planet to this world.  Finding out at the age of 58 was like finding out the name of the street I had been living on for over five decades. My suspicions were first raised some time after I started working with special education students in my hometown school district.

Marsha England
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Hidden pool of undiagnosed mothers emerging

Mon 26 Dec 2016 5:57pm



The Guardian contained an article today on the emerging pool of undiagnosed mothers who are identifying with their diagnosed children and seeing similarities in themselves.    I know we have had a few instances on the forum with mothers (and fathers) feeling that they too could be on the spectrum.


You can read the article here.





Josie - Community Champion
bear82's picture

New diagnosis - should I apply for DLA?

Mon 19 Dec 2016 11:09am

Hello everyone,


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