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when you're next in manila, why not drop into the puzzle cafe

Thu 5 May 2016 11:39am

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.

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ASDA living store - cheetham hill - starts quiet hour for autists

Sat 30 Apr 2016 11:02am

escalators, music etc switched off to reduce stressors for autists.


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Helping Autistic under two years old

Thu 21 Apr 2016 4:45pm

My grandson Paul is 20 months.Is he too young to b diagnose as autistic?

Still no verbal communication. Only words are Da Da (dad), Mama (mum), bye (and he will wave). He points , he nods (yes)and shake his hand (means no).

Last week when i went to pick up two other grandkids (his cousins) from school, Paul was very clingy and was upset when another parent came over to say hi to me.

I said he's shy n tired (being polite), but thats just a cover up.

are these signs of autism?

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Anne Bulgin

Don't know what to next

Sun 17 Apr 2016 10:05pm


My son has asperges and will be 20 this year.  My problem is he doesn't want any help, will not go to any groups doesn't see why he should have to work, refuses to help around the house, cooks for him self leaves everything behind him. He makes my husband so cross he wants to kick him out and I am stuck in the middle not knowing what to do next.

Many thanks Anne 

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Families and autism

Fri 8 Apr 2016 12:37pm

Lovely blog by a mother about her son and what she's proud of:


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Autism-specific App Visuals

Thu 7 Apr 2016 2:04pm

Hello Everyone,

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Elizabeth S

Research survey on ASD and driving

Tue 5 Apr 2016 1:20pm

Researchers at the University of Nottingham are interested in the experiences of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in relation to driving. We would like to invite you to complete our online survey, which asks about these experiences, and is accessible at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/NottinghamDrivingSurvey

The survey is for anyone aged 17 or over, regardless of whether you have started learning to drive.

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Thu 31 Mar 2016 10:12pm

Hello I have not been here for a long time, 

my daughter was diagnosed 2 days ago with high anxiety the clinical phycologist thinks that's what my daughter has. Me and her father have been going to the assessment Appoinments with her asking lots of questions when she was little, she is now 12 years, so it was very hard. Aaliyah was mostly with my mum then as I was working a lot of then. 

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Looking for a parent group for autistic kids…live in Penege se20.. Anyone out there?

Wed 30 Mar 2016 10:21pm

Hi there

I am new to this but am looking to find parents in a similar position.

We have a little boy Callum who is currentky being diagnosed with ASD. He is only young 3 years but the whole thing is a bit of a rollercoaster and overwelming. We are getting through it bit would love to link up with parents in a similar boat.

We are unsure of school, mainstream/unit, EHC nightmares?!, thinking of ABA.. Loads to talk about/share.

Is there anyone out here who we can link with?


All the best




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