We have a son who is currently 22 months old, we first noticed something was different when he would not respond to his name from a very early age. From early on we noticed he would flap his arms in excitement, particularly when watching TV which he likes to do a lot off!
He started pulling to stand at 14 months took his first steps at 15 months but then nothing till 17 months when he eventually walked.
I'm planning on starting an autism related blog as I'm busting with ideas and really need an outlet. I was wondering if you guys have got any favourite autism blogs that I could check out? obviously i'd like to get ideas and see what is popular but I also want to know that I can put an original bit of writing out in a world flooded with the good, the bad and the very very ugly in terms of information and mis-information.
I'll enjoy sharing some of my ideas with you guys in an effort to make my blog as good as possible if that is ok with you guy?
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Hi I like to introduce my self I'm Helen and I'm here to find out information and to talk to people who may have experience with an autistic child. My son Isaac is 2.5 years old and has autism I'm a mum of 4 and I have never dealt with something like this. I'm trying to get a diagnosis for Isaac but the system is so slow and I don't know where I'm upto and where it will all lead. If anybody is willing to talk to me I would appreciate it thanks.
Hello to everyone who already knows me , and those who don't!
ive had a very long break from the forums, much much longer than I intended. Lots of things going on with my kids and my personal life, and I felt rather overloaded by it all. I've done a couple of mindfulness courses which have been very valuable. And I've started running again, which has helped me cope.
Well everyone, it has been a very busy 5 months, so I haven't found the time to do an update.
Anyway Tuesday I got my EMA for T804 "Finite Element Analysis", my arms were shaking after I saw it was 33%, short of the 40% pass mark. But I'm entitled to re-sit and I'll confirm my registration tomorrow, by the way my OCAS score was 65%.
My 7 year old granddaughter seems to need reassurance all the time. If the family are doing something different like going on a day out or on holiday or even just how many days till she goes back to school she will ask about it repeatedly. She doesn't have a problem with doing different things just seems to need to talk about it. She will go off and play but always comes back to ask about whatever activity is happening next.
A cafe in the Philippines is giving disabled people in the area a chance to succeed in life and break down stigma in the process.
Jose Canoy was 12 when his family realised that he would no longer do well in school.
He has autism, and his family began to understand that, unlike other kids his age, Jose was never going to write an essay on history or memorise the planets in the solar system. His brain just didn't work that way and he wasn't being given much support at school.