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Can anybody help me understand the diagnoses process

Wed 17 Jul 2019 10:44pm

My son is going through assessment for autism again age 9. He was assessed at 2 and 5 and now we are repeating the process again. 

May two they said there was not enough evidence and he may grow out of some behaviours so they would look again at 5. 

At 5 they said not enough evidence to confirm ASD but then at 7 he stared to fall apart at school and they decided to repeat the process again. We are two years down the line and don’t seem much further on. 

Jess02's picture

Employment - Autism

Wed 3 Jul 2019 12:26pm


I am a Psychology student who is eager to further my knowledge and career in autism. I'm currently supporting a teenager with autism and I also work as a support worker with people with disabilities.

I am currently working on my dissertation which will look at the experiences of adults with autism in employment. (This research has Ethical approval from my university).

There's limited research on work experience among individuals with autism. So, please if you would like to know more about my research or take part, please feel free to contact me!

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Eleanor Gay

Participants required for an online survey about Autism & Social Media Use

Mon 20 May 2019 6:34am


I'm Elly and I'm a Psychology student at the University of East London.

I also have a sibling with autism.

About the research:

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Music therapy recommendations please

Sat 17 Nov 2018 11:14am

Hi there. 

My son is 5 and is still learning to talk. I am keen to find a good music therapust and wondered if anyone could recommend. Seen some good ones in highgate/Finchley Road but we are in Enfield so slightly far out.

Thanks in advance.. 


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Struggling mam

Fri 9 Nov 2018 1:05pm

 Hi I am so sorry I have not been on for a while but I am struggling to cope right now I feel I have to give up my 17yr son is struggling  with college and my 13yr old 6 is struggling  with her anxiety and depression not sure if she has autism too then there is me i just can't go on things are just going round in circles I have emailed every website I can and some get back to you and say hang on in there are things will get better a don't know how to help my kids anymore I am too tired  how do others cope plz advice than you.

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jazz hands or applause?

Thu 4 Oct 2018 9:13am

james sinclair was on the radio pointing out that some autistic people are discombobulated by applause.

here's his web site - autistic and unapologetic :


personally it doesn't bother me much.









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Cat Ferris

We Need An Education - please complete our survey

Wed 19 Sep 2018 4:00pm

Hi everybody,

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Jack D OU student

Jack graduates.

Sun 16 Sep 2018 4:22pm


The video of my graduation from the OU is on YouTube, I'm one of 23,000 disabled studnts with the OU, more than any other university. I wasn't the only one in the group either.

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Sat 15 Sep 2018 8:28am

Philip Martin-Nielson: an autistic life transformed by dance

He was told his autism meant he could never have an independent life – but the non-verbal world of dance changed everything...

Sho's picture

MSc - Survey on the effects and efficacy of post-diagnostic support for parents of autism

Wed 22 Aug 2018 8:40am

Assessment of post-diagnostic support for parents of children with ASD

I am an MSc Student of Research Methods in Psychology at Swansea University, and currently I am conducting research for my dissertation.


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