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Ehcp

Sat 4 Feb 2017 11:40am

Hi would like to ask for help about ehcp my son is 16 in a few weeks and is going to have to cope with a lot of changes my son is struggling with doing more school work they want him to stay behind he has explained he can't cope with anymore he is doing the best he can they have said they can't do anymore on his plan it says they have to listen to what elliott can cope with so why can't they try  to help and listen to his needs what is the point of this ehcp if they don't do what it says .blue..

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Asd

Tue 31 Jan 2017 5:19pm

Hi my 15 yr son has asd and is statemented he is currently at school till 4 clock he was coping well but is now saying he can't cope with this now and has asked if he could come in at 3 o clock would I be able to change this if he is struggling just wanted to ask for some advice thank you blue.

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Discussing Autism In The Classroom And Questions Afterwards

Sun 29 Jan 2017 7:26pm

Hi, my son is dyspraxic and autsitic. He is in year 5 (age 9) and (finally!) attending a lovely primary school with an amazing and supportve teacher. Next week, along with the Local Authority Autism Advisory Teacher, he is going to do a presentation to his classmates about "his autism." He's really excited about doing it and we all see this as a very important and positive step towards acceptance and understanding for him and others. The teacher has asked what she should do with inquisitive parents?

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Autism in the news

Fri 6 Jan 2017 9:51am

Hello all, 

I'm Gabriella and I work at Ambitious about Autism. I thought you might be interested to read a daily summary of autism in the media. I'll post in this thread most Monday-Fridays. 

Enjoy  

Gabriella

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New Year - New Career; What is your experience of Careers Advice?

Wed 21 Dec 2016 9:46am

Hi all 

As we approach the new year and resolutions begin to be formed, I am starting work on planning careers education for children and young people with autism; this includes resources for those with little or no communication. 

I call on you to help me by answering some questions on your experiences please! If you wish to, please email me direct with your responses on ccaccavone@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

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Clare Caccavone, Head of Learner & Family Engagement at Ambitious about Autism
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iPad obsession

Sat 17 Dec 2016 4:50pm

Hi, I have 3 children and my middle child is a boy aged six who has recently been diagnosed with level 1 autism. He had been excluded from school for violent outbursts and a few weeks before Christmas he had his hours reduced to 8.45 - 10am. It became increasingly difficult to get him to go at all and all he wants to do is watch YouTube minecraft videos on his iPad. I told this to the headmaster who said without being condescending take it off of him. Your the adult. Not helpful advice but I tried that evening. And my son didn't stop screaming kicking, biting, spitting and throwing things.

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Jack Dove's 2016 progress

Wed 14 Dec 2016 5:39pm

Hello everyone,

Here is my latest YouTube update;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvPRA9MqpDA

 

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Separation anxiety

Tue 6 Dec 2016 6:16am

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Jack's progress during 2016

Tue 18 Oct 2016 10:43am

Hello everyone,

Well it has been a challenge this year, but hopefully by December, I will be half way to my MEng with the Open University, once I pass T804 (2nd attempt) and T805. Next week I start T889 "Problem Solving", what I will be very useful, help me to analyse problems and find ways to solve them.

My main worry is coming up with an idea for the EMA project, related to space/engineering. But once agian it is always different when I start a new module,  get anixous about things, but once I start, it gets easier. 

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Can you be too autistic for a Autism Special school?

Sat 1 Oct 2016 1:54pm

Hi All

After much deliberation and researching of schools we have expressed a parental preference for my niece M to leave the mainstream school she is attending (with support of a TA) and to attend an Autism special school in the neighbouring LA.

All was going well, our LA agreed to make the referral and fund the place, we visited the school and the teacher was supportive and agreed M would fit in well there. Then it came to the schools admission panel who have said no as she is 'not at the right level'.

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