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Needs help communicating

Thu 28 Jul 2016 3:35pm

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.

Mom of Ayaan
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Autism Blogs

Sat 2 Jul 2016 9:57pm

Hello there everybody.

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?

Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. By Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie
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Helen Popoola

New to this

Thu 30 Jun 2016 5:15pm

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.

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Friendship issue

Mon 20 Jun 2016 1:05pm

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. 

Amy - Community Champion
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Jack D OU student

Jack's bump in the road towards a MEng

Sun 5 Jun 2016 6:35pm

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%.

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Asking The Same Questions

Tue 17 May 2016 4:08pm

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. 

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Help! Early signs of autism?

Mon 16 May 2016 9:49am

Hello, I am new here, thank god I found this, I hope to get a bit of help from people with more knowledge,( please forgive my grammar mistakes as English is my second language)

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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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