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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!

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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 change.org

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:
http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/mother’s-fight-after-autistic-son-was-‘illegally-excluded’

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Jennifer Kazley
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AnxiousMumma


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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josh - autistic teen - article by emily foster in the daily mail.

Sat 2 Sep 2017 9:23am

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
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dinosaur alert- charlie edwards - asperger's boy outdinos natural history museum.

Tue 1 Aug 2017 8:52am

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....

http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/30/boy-10-outsmarts-natural-history-museum-by...

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nai - welsh autism charity - gethin jones

Tue 25 Jul 2017 9:15am

...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...

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Jack D OU student


Inspired by Cars 3

Tue 18 Jul 2017 4:18pm

Hello all,

I said I would post agian after my A-level maths results. But after watching Disney's "Cars 3" I came to a sense of inpsiration and realisation. Just because I dropped out of Hertford and Cranfield, does not mean I threw away my only chances to beocme an astronaut. 

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