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Michael's Mum

EHCs and private schools

Fri 29 Jan 2016 2:06pm

Hi there

My son Michael is 9 and in year 4 at a private school.  He was diagnosed in October 2014, although the school had regarded him as being on the spectrum some time before that (his Year 1 teacher flagged him) and it took some time to get a diagnosis.  

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Request for parental participation in research based around autistic children and the support available.

Sun 24 Jan 2016 10:36am

Hello, my name is Fiona

I am a student at The University of Huddersfield currently studying BA (Hons) Childhood studies. As part of my studies I have chosen to conduct research and write a dissertation on autistic children and their parents/carers.  

I have created a questionnaire for parents/carers of autistic children to complete and am hoping that some of you will fill it in for me. 

The questionnaire is related to special schools and mainstream schools and it will ask for your views on both of these.

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Sat 9 Jan 2016 5:08pm

Hi everybody

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Jack D OU student

Jack's final 2015 update

Sun 13 Dec 2015 7:24pm

Hello everyone,

It's Jack, my last update for the year is on YouTube and we can all look forward to 2016 as a year for further progress and sucesses for me and others.

My video is on


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Tricky problem with school

Wed 2 Dec 2015 5:03pm

Bit of a strange one, but very annoying. My son Leo is 5, he's at mainstream school full time. He's coping pretty well and he likes it.

The problem is that his attendance is being affected by his tendency to have a runny tummy. About 80% of the time it's like he has diarrhoea. But he doesn't , it's just the way he is. He has been examined by various doctors, has had blood tests and no medical issues have been found. It's probably irritable bowel (I think) but we don't have any diagnosis other than its nothing sinister, don't worry. 

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Sat 28 Nov 2015 3:43pm

Well ,it's been a while since I've managed to log in . What a journey education is , you think you're getting somewhere , then it all goes pear shaped and you are left with the decision of whether to take ds out of school , or keep him in whilst looking for another . 2 years at school , 5 teachers and a few assistants down the line ( left school ) it seems it's beginning to fall apart and are now thinking if putting in place things which were suggested in his statement . Lessons learnt , ask precisely what strategies are being implemented . One question ,"where is the consistency? "

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Bullying at school ADVICE NEEDED PLEASE

Wed 25 Nov 2015 8:48pm

Hi, im new to this and looking for some advice, my son (9years old) diagnosed with ASD has been being bullied at school for a long time now and i have spoken to the school on many occasions but as soon as they speak to him he says that all is alright and nothing is wrong or that they are not bullying because they have told him they are his friends and that you shouldnt tell on your friends!

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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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