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Rachel McDonnell

Autism Assessment

Mon 27 Jun 2016 2:47pm

Hi, I'm reaching out for some support and advice. My 4 year old son has finally got his pediatrician appointment and its in 2 days time I have gathered together his report from the education psychologist, SENCO and speach and language therapist but apart from that I'm completely clueless as to what to expect with regards to the appointment! I desperately want to get this right for my boy he starts full time school in September and I'm terrified the support he's been receiving at part time school (nursery) will stop and he will be forgotten...can anyone advise me on what to expect?

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Grandad andy

New to site

Tue 31 May 2016 10:24pm


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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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Jessica King

noby listens to me

Sun 10 Apr 2016 1:00am

Hi I'm new to this I have a 4 year old little boy at the age of two his consultant said he as aspergers but two years later I'm still fighting for answers for him.he was giving a new consultant that said he didn't have it but as some traits of autism.and put said my past effected him because I was going through domestic violionce but that was when my son was one .so upsetting for me to hear this but I know my son was different.so i agreed to all she ask speech and language.messy play .physio.sleep programmes .but my son as hyper mobility .epilepsy.sensory problems .speech problems .he as me

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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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My son being diagnosed

Thu 24 Mar 2016 6:15pm

Hello I haven't been on here for a while but I just wanted to share our news. My son is 17 and we have finally after a long fight got a diagnosis of Autism and pathological demand avoidance disorder. It's been a long struggle mainly my son not interacting with them and finally we found a doctor who recognised Autism. anyway we finally feel we can understand everything now.

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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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Haley C

Help with Article for The Economist

Sun 21 Feb 2016 8:27pm

Hello, My name is Haley Cohen.  I'm a reporter at the Economist magazine and the sibling of a wonderful little brother on the spectrum.  I'm hoping to do a series of articles on autism and would love to interview some parents of individuals with autism. I think I'll likely do three pieces on the following topics: 1) How workplaces can and should adapt to accommodate autistic employees. 2) The high costs of caring for autistic children.

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matthew garnett - ADHD, autism and learning difficulties

Wed 17 Feb 2016 10:56am

parents audio diary of trying to get him appropriate care.

from 10 minutes approx into 5live daily :

BTW - jeremy corbyn is extremely interested in mental health.

when there was all the kerfuffle about him being elected labout leader someone phoned into lbc with an interesting perspective.

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Rheumatology & Autism

Sat 30 Jan 2016 3:10pm

Hi does anyone know of any  rhemotology conditions that can be related to/with Autism? or have experienced a condition themselves with their child? The reason I'm looking for this information is due to A blood test that has been taken for chromosomes which has came back and we now have an appointment with a paediatric rhemotologist.

I really don't know what to expect and we have to wait until May!

thanks for reading, take care




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