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Jack D OU student

Jack Dove's MEng complete

Fri 11 May 2018 6:38pm

Well after 7 years, my journey with the OU ended last week, with my last piece of coursework submiited for T885 and my MEng qualification is complete.

My results will be in by July 31st and I'm still hopeful for a career beginning later this year.

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Home schooling

Tue 24 Apr 2018 8:17am

  Hi everyone could I just ask my 12yr daughter has anxiety and depression we have cyps coming out once a week to help her and have just got home schooling since last Monday they said they would go at my daughters  pace as they don't want to make her more anxious but the lady coming has had just 3 sessions upstairs just outside her bedroom but is saying that she is not ment to do it like this she needs to come down I am confused  as she was telling me she sat outside  another girls bedroom door for a year before she  could getc her to come down any advice please.

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Speech course study: Recruiting parents of minimally verbal children with autism.

Tue 10 Apr 2018 4:14pm

The Autism Research Centre in Cambridge is looking for volunteers to take part in a new research study. We are running a pilot randomised controlled trial of a speech course aimed to help parents to develop the oral-motor articulation of speech sounds in their child/ren with autism. The course is commercially available on the platform Cambridge Autism Learning (, which is a community interest company jointly owned between Linguisticator and the Autism Research Trust.

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Jack D OU student

Jack on the home stretch

Fri 2 Feb 2018 4:59pm

Hello everyone,

I have finally posted anew YouTube video, as I near the finish lin for my MEng.


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Cat Ferris

Illegal school exclusions - has your child been affected?

Fri 19 Jan 2018 10:46am

Hi all,

I'm Cat - I'm media manager for Ambitious about Autism. Thank you for reading my first post!

As we continue to campaign for change to make sure children and young people with autism get a better deal at school, we're planning on releasing a news story in the next few months about the problem of illegal school exclusions. These are incidents where children with autism are sent home from school early without a formal letter - or kept apart from their peers and taught in a separate, isolated environment, often for weeks on end. 

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12yr daughter hi

Sun 7 Jan 2018 7:09pm

 Hi my 12yr daughter  has anxiety and depression cyps are saying she may have autism and are giving her cognitive therapy  at home they are trying to get her home tutoring will I need to get her an echp are will they help with that could do with some advice please thank you .

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Asd 16yr son

Thu 7 Dec 2017 3:57pm

 Hi my son is now in six form and is struggling  with the change and having more days off due to his sleeping patten all over because he is worring out the courses he choose he is now  wanting to go to college but I really think he would struggle more he has a statement I would just like to ask for some advice on who else I can talk to about this as school are saying he needs to be in school but I have explained he is struggling .

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Please sign and share my petition on

Mon 20 Nov 2017 10:58pm

Hi my name is Jennifer and I have started a campaign to prevent local authorities from abusing their powers. My son Yakeem was informally excluded in 2012/13 by Whitefield Academy in Waltham Forest. A background to my story can be found here:’s-fight-after-autistic-son-was-‘illegally-excluded’

Jennifer Kazley
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Son has started reception without formal support

Sun 17 Sep 2017 9:24am

Hi there,

I am new to the site. My son has just turned 4 and is settling into reception class. We are at the start of a long process of requesting an EHCP for him as he struggled in his nursery year. He needs constant support as cannot cope with alot of what's expected from him at this stage. Limited speech and sensory overload are two of the long list of challenges he faces on a daily basis. 

I just wondered if there were any parents out there dealing with the same difficult times or have been through this process. 


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