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Jack D OU student

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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Back to school and college

Tue 27 Sep 2016 9:15am

Hi all,

Hope it's all gone well for those of you who have young people who started back at school and college this month. 

Especially for those starting at new places Smile 


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How to approach the school?

Tue 13 Sep 2016 9:45pm

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My son is 5 year old, going to mainstream school in year 1. He was diagnosed with ASD when he was 2.5 years old. He has mild to severe difficulties with sensory, attention, communications and interacting with others, he also doesn't eat or drink well and needs to be supported for both eating and drinking.


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What you wish you had known

Tue 13 Sep 2016 3:37pm

Hi all!

I hope everyone is well considering the baking heat?!

Clare Caccavone, Head of Learner & Family Engagement at Ambitious about Autism
Hayles's picture

So proud of our Son

Sat 16 Jul 2016 7:57am


Its been a while since I posted and thankfully its not down to having a really rough time of it.. yes we still get hiccups thats Autism BUT the progress our son has made in the last year has AMAZED us and many tears have been shed because we were made to feel by some it would NEVER happen.. 

sprinkles's picture

stressed out about school

Mon 4 Jul 2016 5:13pm

basically my asd son has an ehcp, changed his school last year and now he cannot cope, he has been excluded twice, not doing any work, hiding and running off. we went to look at special schools and that fell through as it turned out there are no places available, we review today basically, they want him to stay there in september and have involved an ed phych as there are no places available, what does it take for people to understand he cannot cope in mainstream.

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Not happy woth school placement

Thu 30 Jun 2016 4:00pm

Hi. I have asked for early statment review so we could get a place in special need school for my son.panel made a desigion to give a another go in mainstream school before placing in specialised one. Myself, current teachers and child minder don't agree with next stop to apeal this decision. Is it any of you did this? Could you please let me know if you won or loss what steps did you took and ect. Any information or thoughs would be very helpful. Thank you

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Nusrath Naimah

Questions for parents/carers for dissertation project research

Thu 30 Jun 2016 2:05pm

Hello, I am a Masters student and currently gathering data for my Early Childhood Dissertation part of my degree course,The title of my research study is Autism in the early years: a study of perceptions of professionals and parents of interventions/approaches used to develop social communication skills and relationships between parents, child and practitioner. I would like to know what is your perception of your childs attatchment to you as well as the relationship it contrubutes to issues such as parenting stress.

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Rachel McDonnell

Autism Assessment

Mon 27 Jun 2016 2:47pm

Hi, I'm reaching out for some support and advice. My 4 year old son has finally got his pediatrician appointment and its in 2 days time I have gathered together his report from the education psychologist, SENCO and speach and language therapist but apart from that I'm completely clueless as to what to expect with regards to the appointment! I desperately want to get this right for my boy he starts full time school in September and I'm terrified the support he's been receiving at part time school (nursery) will stop and he will be forgotten...can anyone advise me on what to expect?


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