I'm Cat - I'm media manager for Ambitious about Autism. Thank you for reading my first post!
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 .
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 .
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:
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.
I had to sieve his Rice Krispies so they weren't 'dusty' ... anything could trigger an outburst: One mother's frank and loving account of living with a son who is autistic and has ADHD
- Josh was just six years old when he was diagnosed with autism and ADHD
- He would have explosive tantrums and behaved differently to other children
- Now a teen, Josh's life has dramatically changed but still has a long way to go
A 10-year-old boy has outsmarted dinosaur boffins at the Natural History Museum by pointing out a mistake on a label.
Dinosaur fan Charlie Edwards noticed the outline of the four-legged Protoceratops was labelled as an Oviraptor – a dinosaur with a beak that walked on its hind legs....
...My only sibling, my sister Mererid, who’s 40 and a paediatric physiotherapist, has two children – Alby, aged ten, and Lenny, seven. They’re the most special people in my life. Alby is autistic which means he’s different, that’s all, and my best friend Sion also has an autistic nephew, Twm.
About two years ago we set up the charity Nai – the Welsh word for nephew – to help parents of autistic children.
Mererid’s such a Strictly fan that when I was on it in 2007 she used to dress Alby in a sparkly outfit to match mine each Saturday...