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Mon 3 Apr 2017 2:34pm

Hi I would just like to chat about pip form my son is on Dla but is 16 now he will claim for pip we  have just filled the form in today with  help from the same welfare rights woman who filled his Dla form 5yr ago I am just a bit worried that I may have not got  every thing in we answered all the questions and his echp but don't have much else as my son has not been to doctors in years  the welfare rights woman is going to ring the school and the doctor  she has asked if I could get my son to go to see the doctor and get help for his eating issue and to chat about his sleeping paralysis tha

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Music Therapy publication

Mon 27 Mar 2017 11:04am

Hi everyone,

Henry Dunn
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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.

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Why music is so important for me – an Aspie's point of view

Thu 2 Mar 2017 4:22pm

Music seems to be the only way for me to escape the massive pressures of my everyday life. I have tried to describe why that is and what music means to me. You can read it here if you like:



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Hi everyone!

Wed 8 Feb 2017 12:52pm

Hi! My name is Alex I am currently a 4th year student at the university of Dundee studying psychology and english literature. I am really interested in autism and decided to do my dissertation on a topic I think is important, which is the transition between primary and secondary school for children with autism. 

The study explores parental views of the support given to children with autism in primary and secondary schools.

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Autistic Adult Choir

Tue 7 Feb 2017 4:42pm


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lynn mccann - included by grace : autism - churches

Tue 7 Feb 2017 11:17am

interview on premier christian radio - 5th feb, 2017 - reflections.


if it disappears from the premier site go to http://www.torchtrust.org/smartweb/Literature/reflections-radio and scroll down to 5th feb, 2017.

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alix generous

Sat 4 Feb 2017 11:56am

How does the media impact our worldview and knowledge of different kinds of minds? Alix Generous - neuroscientist, author, tech consultant and comedian - discusses how global attitudes towards mental health affect each other. Using accessible scientific research and observational humour, she paints a picture about how the media shapes our perspective on mental diversity.

Alix advocates for scientific literacy, child welfare and the advancement of mental diversity. Her TED talk My Inner Life has received over 1.4 million views.

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Discussing Autism In The Classroom And Questions Afterwards

Sun 29 Jan 2017 7:26pm

Hi, my son is dyspraxic and autsitic. He is in year 5 (age 9) and (finally!) attending a lovely primary school with an amazing and supportve teacher. Next week, along with the Local Authority Autism Advisory Teacher, he is going to do a presentation to his classmates about "his autism." He's really excited about doing it and we all see this as a very important and positive step towards acceptance and understanding for him and others. The teacher has asked what she should do with inquisitive parents?

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Half-term SEN Camps for 6-12 yr olds

Thu 26 Jan 2017 2:35pm

Dear All,


I thought some parents might be interested to hear about our SEN Camps so the Ambitious about Autism team suggested posting here!


This February half-term, Role Models are running some fantastic SEN Camps for 6-12 yr olds with mild-moderate special needs.  The details for their upcoming camp are below:


Date: Feb 13-17th

Description: SEN Holiday Camps for 6-12 year olds with mild-moderate special needs

Hugo Shephard


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