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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
Steep rise in children with autism blamed on doctors diagnosing ‘mild’ behavioural symptoms (MailOnline)
Newly published guidance for visitors to Parliament with autism (Education for Everybody)
Just thought I'd share this with you all
A short story about travel training at our Ambitious College