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"Autism- from science to practice". Invitation to conference.

Tue 14 Jul 2015 3:56pm

We invite you to our conference, Autism – from science to practice, which will be held in Krakow, Poland, 25-27 September 2015 (http://autyzm.psychologia.uj.edu.pl/). The aim of the conference is to present current, reliable information to psychologists, therapists, teachers, parents and care-givers.

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My daughter has been referred for assessment

Tue 14 Jul 2015 12:16pm

Hi, I have a lovely 13 year old girl. She suffers from anxiety, she hides this very well no-one is aware other than close family members. Her anxiety manifests itself in she needs a lot of reassurance, struggles to make decisions, bad temper and to a degree social isolation. She says she hears voices, which scares her. She is a grade A student, very studious and well liked. She makes no effort with friends, she has a small group of whom she is fond of but doesn't like to spend too much time with them. When she's in a large group she says she feels invisible. It's heartbreaking.

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My daughter may have ASD

Mon 13 Jul 2015 6:20pm

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and I'm hoping for some advice. I'm a father of three children and just like most families work extremely hard to provide a good life for my children. We have a daughter who is now 17 and to be honest looking back now we feel so guilty that we missed so many signs that something was not quite right.

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Worried about family not having involvement in diagnosis

Sat 4 Jul 2015 7:57pm

Hi all,

My very first appointment for diagnosis is coming up in a couple of weeks, and I'm getting a little worried about it! I received some consent forms yesterday, one was asking for my consent for a family member to attend an apointment to give more information about 'development' and asked for me to give that family members details and relationship to me. 

The stars and the moon will be gone too soon, and tomorrow becomes today
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My little girl

Wed 1 Jul 2015 1:54pm

Im so frustrated, my daughter is such a happy little girl and because she doesnt speak as much as some other children in her age group they want to test and label her.

Im angry and feeling alone i dont know what to think? im struggling to get my head around it and i shouldnt because i worked with autisic adults so i know the drill.

is this my fault?

have i messed up as a mum?

she isnt even diagnosed and she is being treated "different" by close family.

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Women Magazine

Tue 30 Jun 2015 12:19pm

Are you a woman, over 35 years of age, who was diagnosed after her children were diagnosed?


If so, Ambitious About Autism would like you to contact Katie at kchodosh@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk in the first instance.



Josie - Community Champion
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Finally - Stage One appointment!

Mon 22 Jun 2015 6:55pm

Hi everyone,

Once again I have been useless at logging on, but I'm here again!

After a years wait, I have finally received a letter confirming I have my Stage One appointment next week. I am going to have to try and move it as they've booked it for a day when I have work (being on a zero hour contract I don't have the luxury of very much paid leave) but worst case scenario, I will loose my days pay and be there next week. 

The stars and the moon will be gone too soon, and tomorrow becomes today
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First assessment for my daughter

Mon 22 Jun 2015 4:10pm


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Been Away for Ages

Fri 19 Jun 2015 7:46pm

Hi. I can't remember the last time I logged on (the shame of it) but I've been busy "living the autism life" with my children and they're all getting older and presenting new challenges. Thought I would pop into the new forum and say hello as it feels like starting from the beginning.


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