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.
I'm a first-time mum - my baby is currently 8 weeks old. My husband also has an autistic son, who is nearly seven.
...My only sibling, my sister Mererid, who’s 40 and a paediatric physiotherapist, has two children – Alby, aged ten, and Lenny, seven. They’re the most special people in my life. Alby is autistic which means he’s different, that’s all, and my best friend Sion also has an autistic nephew, Twm.
About two years ago we set up the charity Nai – the Welsh word for nephew – to help parents of autistic children.
Mererid’s such a Strictly fan that when I was on it in 2007 she used to dress Alby in a sparkly outfit to match mine each Saturday...
'Some days it feels like you're drowning': Paddy McGuinness and his wife reveal highs and lows of parenting autistic twins
Penelope and Leo, the couple's twins, have been diagnosed with autism...
tuned in last night - tuesday - 19.30 hours - tuned out after burst of heavy metal music - but may be of interest to some board readers.
I'm looking for books that explain autism to autistic children. My son is six years old. Any recommendations?
Also resources for siblings will be useful too (although his brother is only three so not actively looking in to this yet).
Video links/recommendations would also be welcome.
I have finally put an updat eon my progress. My path has aready changed a-bit, learning how to clean the house and cook more meals.
I'm anixous about where I go after next June.
Hi I would like to just ask for some help my 12 daughter is struggling she is finding school and going out hard to cope with right now the school are saying that she is just copying my son who has asd he is 16 now but I am now wondering if she could have it how can I get them to her as they have made up their minds she is copying him .
Hi, you guys probably won't even bother to read this.... but it's practically impossible for me to make new friends outside of the internet world okay? IMPOSSIBLE!!! I am just too shy/cautious, I am too stranger aware... and people just don't see me as a friendly person. They see me as something to ignore...