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The Everyday Uses of Music by Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Mon 23 Nov 2015 8:42pm

Hi, my name is Zoe, and I am a 3rd year university student, studying Music Performance. I am currently writing my dissertation, and looking into 'The Everyday Uses of Music by Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder'. I am carrying out a questionnaire to find out more, which is aimed at parents, whose children are aged between 5 and 7 and are on the Autistic Spectrum. The questionnaire is mainly open questions, and is completely anonymous. Would anyone on this forum be willing to fill out the questionnaire for me? I will paste it below.

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Help with IPad cost for Educational Purpose

Thu 12 Nov 2015 2:44am

Hi all

im hoping someone can give me any advice about how or where to go about getting an iPad for my son for school?

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Jack D OU student

Winter Blues

Wed 11 Nov 2015 7:01pm

I don't know about you all, but the dark winter nights and short days really get me down and with my anxiety it does not do me much good at all.

Anyway my start to my postgraduate studies have gotten off to as good a start as I could hope for. I'm 2/3 through reading Block 1 and 5 of 8 ANSYS exercises on Block 1 are complete. My biggest worry are the ANSYS finite element analysis software exericses. Without proper instructions on later exercises I worry I can't complete them, but the forums are there and the others on it will offer me advice. 

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Disabled Students Allowance

Mon 2 Nov 2015 5:34pm

Later today, the Lords will discuss potential changes to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). 

Have you received or a young person you know received DSA? If so, what support did your DSA fund, and how did it help you?

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Christophe C

Questions, research

Tue 27 Oct 2015 7:56am



My name is Christophe Chartier. I am 51 years old.

I am a French special need education teacher, and, at the same time, I am in my final year of a master’s program, in Paris, majoring in Special Education.

I work in Paris in a mental institution for children aged from 4 to 14, who suffer from Emotional and Behavioral Disorder and/or autism.


I am doing a research on autism and implementation of solutions (care and/or education therapies) that could be developed to help the person being independent.

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Visual timer and educational tool

Sun 25 Oct 2015 2:17am
Hi Guys, I was discussing time outs with my sister today who has a child with a chromasome condition and another with a thyriod problem and one with severe dyslexia and she told me an interesting activity she done with them to create a great tool. This tool is simple to make and has be beneficial with both behaviour, education and sensory issues. You may have seen it before but I found it interesting and share worthy.
Kim - Community Champion
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Jack D OU student

Jack's new start

Wed 14 Oct 2015 5:43pm

Hi everyone,

Just put a short update on YouTube. Pretty much the same level of anxiety as I did for the start of the BEng course. It is surprising how quickly you forget things like that, but how quickly they do come back.

Next update once Tim Peake is in orbit.

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Refusing to go to school

Mon 5 Oct 2015 8:41pm


We have a 12 your old boy who was diagnosed with ASD (Aspergers) and ADHD about 2 years ago. We also have two other children who are 10, who do not have any diagnosis at all.

Our 12 year old recently passed the 12+ and gained a late entry into the local grammar school, which he started about a month ago, leaving a small private school, where we felt he was not being supported enough emotionally/mentally.

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Post 19 Home Schooling

Thu 17 Sep 2015 3:53pm

We are parent carers of an 18 year old son diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, Anxiety disorder with severe sensory processing issues and dyslexia.  He will be leaving school in July 2016.  He currently only attends for a few hours a week 1-2-1.

We are preparing for an EHCP transition and we want to maintain some educational provision for our son post 19 but FE Colleges, residential colleges, university, art school etc. etc. are not possible currently as he is unable to cope with these options. He has also not managed to achieve any GCSE's etc. in spite of being very intelligent.

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Are they doing enough?

Wed 16 Sep 2015 8:39pm

I am experiencing a lot of confusion and frustration at the moment with my son and school. He has just started Year 6 and already complains the work is too difficult, that he doesn't know what to do a lot, that he wants to be home schooled etc. 


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