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Categories of Autism

Thu 27 Apr 2017 4:19pm
Now I'm sure this an issue that has been raised before as it does related to identity and what people like to be referred to as I.E. A person with autism or an autistic person etc...
Regardless of the DSM V dropping Asperger's and other related syndrome's from the spectrum what are people opinions on autism categories? With the knowledge that there are very few perfectly specific boxes to fit people in what categories or terminology do people like? not just for themselves but in general.
Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. By Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie
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Nanny or After-school Care for son with HF-Autism

Wed 19 Apr 2017 12:16pm

Does anyone know of any agencies who specialise in nannies with experience of kids with Autism, please? Our nanny of 4 years has just told us she'll be leaving in September. Our 4 year-old daughter and 7 year-old son (who has HF-Autism and Anxiety) aren't happy! We're looking for someone who can help us with after-school care. We live in Hackney, North London. Please do kindly pass on any possible leads.

Thank you very much!

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Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism - BBC documentary

Tue 11 Apr 2017 8:14pm


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Wed 5 Apr 2017 1:10pm

Hi sorry to keep going on but I feel so drained I am battling with school about my sons echp the senco teacher taking things out then butting them back I explained about him not feeling he could do anymore but they are saying he needs to underst and how important this is as in may he needs to do his exams for real he can't understand the questions he needs extra support if he had this extra support I think he would know the answer he is just confused can't they help him in a different way because of his asd I don't think they know or understand his asd they just keep saying he needs to revi

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Shtum book

Tue 4 Apr 2017 12:45pm

Hello all Smile 

Just a quick post to say I've noticed the book Shtum is on sale on Kindle for 99p.


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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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