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Alexandra Cortez

What would you call this?

Fri 15 Apr 2016 1:57am

Okay . I basically would like an outside view and opinion of what you would call these type of obsessions of mine , while I am looking for a professional to talk too very soon. Though I suspect I have Aspergers but I feel I don't demonstrate the true prevalence of autistic trait. But anywho I been beating myself up mentally trying to figure why I do these things . I become obsessed with many things . When I was little I was obsessed with wine corks , rug creases , toy frogs and dinosaurs , and stuffed animals , and Legos , and books about magic , wooden ships, but as I become older.

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Silly Sally

Gum disease in child

Sun 27 Mar 2016 10:38am


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Red Wares

My 18 yo autistic son wont eat

Sat 26 Mar 2016 10:36pm

Hi, I really need advice, I have two autistic sons aged 16 and 18, the 18 yo is refusing to eat, he was weighed last year and was three stone underweight, lately he says he thinks hes depressed, we saw our gp who referred him to a psychologist but they said they cant help him and he 'needs to learn how to control his autism' and sent forms for self referral to an adult autism help thing, but in the meantime I'm at my wits end trying to get him to eat, Ive reasoned that he's not stupid and he knows his body needs food and what will happen if he doesnt get it but he still wont eat, when Ive a

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Abi Leland


Wed 23 Mar 2016 11:25am

Hi there,

My son, who is 7 years old and is Aspergers, has developed an issue around food/eating over the last couple of weeks. It was triggered by a crumb going down the wrong way, getting worried about choking, and has now developed into what appears to be some kind of eating disorder.

Abi Leland
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Charly Beau Lee...

need help in what to do?

Mon 21 Mar 2016 11:09am

hi my son 5 years old is in main stream school, he loves school, he loves in that much he does not like the hoildays. anyway sometime when he is angre or sad he hits out, he does not do it as much as he use to in school or at home, but on friday he kicked a teacher at diiner time as she went his his pocket to get the stones out he put in it, i know it wrong that he kicked her, and we talk all the time about kind hand hands and feet. but now there thinking of expelling him.

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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:
Thank you so much! 
Emma Dooley

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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:

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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Can anyone help?

Wed 24 Feb 2016 7:43am

My 20year old student son with high functioning autism living at university has anxiety which Is spiralling out of control, making him miserable with obsessional thoughts.I'd like to find CBT for him. Is it worth going through the uni or should I find a specialist experienced with autism? Is there a list of recommended therapists?  Is it me, or is it impossible to get through on the NAS helpline? Although every website I look at acknowledges anxiety as a common problem there are no practical solutions. I want a phone number!!


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