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Jack D OU student

Finding your place in a career

Thu 24 May 2018 4:21pm

Aftering returning from Florida, reality trully sets in;

I know that now I must find a way out of my current job at Tesco. That job is now just abut money, I have been there too long, I must put my skills and knowledge to use in a professional career. 

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Jack D OU student

Jack Dove's MEng complete

Fri 11 May 2018 6:38pm

Well after 7 years, my journey with the OU ended last week, with my last piece of coursework submiited for T885 and my MEng qualification is complete.

My results will be in by July 31st and I'm still hopeful for a career beginning later this year. 


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Haughty Autie

Ch4's 'Are You Autistic' prog., AaA Youth Council and Prof.Baron-Cohen

Tue 10 Apr 2018 4:30pm

Hi, I'm a new member.  I had just written a paper called 'Sex, Gender, Class and STEM-subjects vs. Humanities in Constructions of Autism', when I saw the programme 'Are You Autistic?' on Channel 4.  My paper was concerned with the 'New Classic Autism' stereotype that James McGrath had referred to in his book: 'Naming Adult Autism' (2017) and very much involved Prof.

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Jack D OU student

Jack on the home stretch

Fri 2 Feb 2018 4:59pm

Hello everyone,

I have finally posted anew YouTube video, as I near the finish lin for my MEng.



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I have an idea

Tue 30 Jan 2018 1:57pm

Hello everyone,

My son is 14 yo and on the autism spectrum, with speech delay.

Because of his limited communication skills, he finds it difficult to make friends, even if he loves people and is very sociable.

It is extremely difficult to make friends, and I know that he would love to meet and play with other children around his age. If there are patents who experience the same dilemma, please get in touch. If there are people who can give advice on the matter, it will bw much appreciated.

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Reaching out - trying to save my marriage

Tue 30 Jan 2018 10:45am

Dear Forum members

Nasreen Rich
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Cat Ferris

Illegal school exclusions - has your child been affected?

Fri 19 Jan 2018 10:46am

Hi all,

I'm Cat - I'm media manager for Ambitious about Autism. Thank you for reading my first post!

As we continue to campaign for change to make sure children and young people with autism get a better deal at school, we're planning on releasing a news story in the next few months about the problem of illegal school exclusions. These are incidents where children with autism are sent home from school early without a formal letter - or kept apart from their peers and taught in a separate, isolated environment, often for weeks on end. 

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Please sign and share my petition on change.org

Mon 20 Nov 2017 10:58pm

Hi my name is Jennifer and I have started a campaign to prevent local authorities from abusing their powers. My son Yakeem was informally excluded in 2012/13 by Whitefield Academy in Waltham Forest. A background to my story can be found here:

Jennifer Kazley
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radio drama - a badge : written by tony pitts

Fri 17 Nov 2017 9:44am

A Badge

All Christine needs is a badge, so people understand she's not a bad mum, it's just her son is autistic.
All Chloe needs is sleep.
Daniel needs elephants.
And all they really need is love.
Michael narrates this drama about what it is like growing up with his brother Daniel.

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts
With thanks to the Autistic Society and Faye and Bowie Hough

Producer: Justine Potter
Executive Producer: Melanie Harris

A Savvy production for BBC Radio 4


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