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Coping with new baby

Tue 1 Aug 2017 8:51am

Hello all,

I'm a first-time mum - my baby is currently 8 weeks old. My husband also has an autistic son, who is nearly seven.

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nai - welsh autism charity - gethin jones

Tue 25 Jul 2017 9:15am

...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...

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paddy mcguinness and wife christine reveal all about their autistic children

Sat 22 Jul 2017 9:49am

'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...


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gate kicks - radio programme on resonance fm - presented by autist

Wed 12 Jul 2017 9:14am

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.



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Books About Autism for 6yr Old

Wed 5 Jul 2017 7:31am

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. 

Thanks x

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Jack D OU student

Jack's final stage

Tue 4 Jul 2017 5:11pm

Hello all,

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. 

blue's picture

Asd in girls

Fri 23 Jun 2017 8:57pm

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 .

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Can you help me find friends?

Sat 17 Jun 2017 6:48pm

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...  

A warrior from an unknown land here to protect those without a voice and those who deserve it
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Pip and ehcp

Fri 16 Jun 2017 1:09pm

Hi my son has had his pip   form back saying he has scored 8 points for daily living and 4 points for mobility he said he could not go on public transport on his own and he could not manage getting into a taxi on his own and only goes out and about in his dad's car that includes  going to school if his dad can't take him he misses school I have sent his echp back for some changes to put in that they had missed out that was on 26 may will they get in touch with me or will I get in touch with them can anyone help thank you oh can i just say I am gratefully for pip giving my son 8 points but I

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Autism Friendly Hour: SCARBOROUGH's Sea Life centre

Tue 9 May 2017 10:18am

On Saturday, May 13, the centre will open an hour early for an "Autism friendly session", with an accessible quiet area, considerate lighting, reduced sound and exclusive use to help families enjoy the aquarium experience in a relaxed and understanding setting.




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