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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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Nicole Prince

Confused and worried

Wed 23 Mar 2016 2:44pm

My 2 year old daughter Alice is showing signs of Autism,i have been through my health visitor and got an appointment with the hospital for child devolpment,after i had been there they are reffering her to speech and language thearpy and also putting her into nursery and also putting her on the the Forum,now what im stuck with is what now?havent heard anything so far and this was a month ago,i have been told they are month behind so im giving them till end of this month but then what who do i call,the hospital?

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Employ Autism

Fri 18 Mar 2016 3:23pm

Hi all,

We're launching our campaign around autism and employability on 2nd April which will be our focus throughout World Autism Awareness Month.

For those of you who are active on social media and interested in the campaign, it would be great if you could sign up to support on our Thunderclap page.

It only takes one click! Smile

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Social interactions with teenagers

Sat 12 Mar 2016 9:30am

Hi , Im looking for some advice on helping my son. He is 12 and has Aspergers, he suffers from anxiety and struggles interacting with his peers. He quite often comes home upset after having issues with them. He is convinced that nobody likes him there but i know that is not totally true. Im trying to help him manage his relations at school but im really at a loss! Any help or advice would be appreciated!

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Emma Louise

Is your child with autism presenting with ADHD symptoms?

Fri 11 Mar 2016 9:04pm

This is a National University of Ireland Galway study on AD/HD symptoms in children with Autism. 

It would be great to hear from you even if your child does not have AD/HD symptoms as we can learn a lot about why some children have AD/HD and why others do not. 

This study will help parents and researchers to understand Autism more. 

To participate please follow the link: http://bit.ly/1RDjoNm
Thank you so much! 
Emma Dooley

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Autism and Epilepsy Challenges

Wed 9 Mar 2016 4:10pm

My name is Katie Kennedy and I am a final year Psychology student at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I am interested in finding out about the challenges posed by the combination of Autism and Epilepsy.

If your child does not have Epilepsy I would still be very interested in your responses as they can tell us a lot about the specific difficulties Epilepsy presents separate to those already produced by Autism.

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Emma Louise

Does your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) present with behaviour problems?

Fri 4 Mar 2016 11:24am

This is a study on behaviour problems and AD/HD symptoms in children and adolescents with ASD.

We would like to hear from parents of children with ASD who are aged between 3 to 17 years. You are still invited to participate even if your child does not have behavioural problems as we can learn a lot from your information on why some children present with such problems and why others do not. 

Please click on the link provided to participate: http://bit.ly/1RDjoNm

Thank you!

Emma Dooley (NUI Galway Psychology Student)

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Natalie Allen

need some support

Tue 1 Mar 2016 9:10pm

My son who is 3 years old has recently been diagnosed with autism, he cannot talk and he has the understanding of a 12 month old. He is really aggressive and is constantly angry, he bites, throws objects, hurts himself , head butts floors the list goes on. He is constantly hurting his 5 year old sister who is scared of him .


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