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Little Girl Looking Out the Window

Tue 10 Jan 2017 1:33am
If I could take a single snapshot of myself as a child, it would be of me as a little girl looking out the window watching the children play.  A child wishing to join in, but too afraid to step outside and ask "can I play?"  Maybe if she had asked, they would have let her join in the circle.  But repeatedly being a victim of bullying, she didn't dare risk rejection.  
 
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Marsha England
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Dwp

Tue 10 Jan 2017 1:31am

Hi the dwp woman is coming on thursday I rang and asked her if she could come another day as my son would be at school between 9 and 11 she said she could come before 8and 8.30 I said it would upset his routine but she said it was important but to him getting to school on time is important she said he could go late I said ok but  now I am worried my son will be even more stressed as he will not want to go late can i ring and make another time that hopefully suit he just gets so anxious even when family members come he sits upstairs any one rang back are will they wonder what I am playing at

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Dla to pip

Fri 6 Jan 2017 11:27am

Hi I have not posted for a long time but could do with some advice you helped me once before and I was so grateful for that my son has Dla but he will be 16 in Feb 2017 and has to apply for pip have heard a lot about this and I find it very stressful my son will also I have filled the slip for me to be his appointee we have a woman coming out on Thursday to chat to my son he is saying he will not chat with her not sure what to do I understand that she just wants to ask him if he is ok with me  doing this for him but he does not like to talk face to face any help thank you .

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Autism in the news

Fri 6 Jan 2017 9:51am

Hello all, 

I'm Gabriella and I work at Ambitious about Autism. I thought you might be interested to read a daily summary of autism in the media. I'll post in this thread most Monday-Fridays. 

Enjoy Smile 

Gabriella

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Marsha England


My Story - How I Learned I Was Living on the Autism Spectrum

Thu 5 Jan 2017 10:41pm
I was diagnosed a month ago with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I didn't take it as bad news. It is on the contrary a relief to know there's a name for my peculiarities. I can't count the number of times I thought of myself as an alien from another planet to this world.  Finding out at the age of 58 was like finding out the name of the street I had been living on for over five decades.
 
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Marsha England
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unexpected joys of raising autistic child - dancing with max - emily colson

Wed 28 Dec 2016 10:32am

Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max.

Her father, author Chuck Colson (now deceased), joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life.

audio part one - http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Focus-on-the-Family/Episodes/Focus-on-the-Family646

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Hidden pool of undiagnosed mothers emerging

Mon 26 Dec 2016 5:57pm

 

Hi

The Guardian contained an article today on the emerging pool of undiagnosed mothers who are identifying with their diagnosed children and seeing similarities in themselves.    I know we have had a few instances on the forum with mothers (and fathers) feeling that they too could be on the spectrum.

 

You can read the article here.

 


 

 

 

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Josie - Community Champion
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Loneliness in general and during Christmas time in particular

Tue 20 Dec 2016 9:20am

I have written a little text about how I experience loneliness in general and during Christmas time in particular. Check it out if you like:

https://medium.com/@OuterSpaceBoy/silence-7c1d94d33d3a#.77oncexcr

How does everyone feel during this particularly busy time of year?

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iPad obsession

Sat 17 Dec 2016 4:50pm

Hi, I have 3 children and my middle child is a boy aged six who has recently been diagnosed with level 1 autism. He had been excluded from school for violent outbursts and a few weeks before Christmas he had his hours reduced to 8.45 - 10am. It became increasingly difficult to get him to go at all and all he wants to do is watch YouTube minecraft videos on his iPad. I told this to the headmaster who said without being condescending take it off of him. Your the adult. Not helpful advice but I tried that evening. And my son didn't stop screaming kicking, biting, spitting and throwing things.

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Jack Dove's 2016 progress

Wed 14 Dec 2016 5:39pm

Hello everyone,

Here is my latest YouTube update;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvPRA9MqpDA

 

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