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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.

Jam's picture

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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The thought of university is freaking us all out!

Wed 16 Sep 2015 12:27pm

Hi all,

I'm new to this group.  I joined so that I could get some advice on how to help my 17 year-old son (and us!) cope with his application and transition to university.  He is doing his A-levels at the moment and his AS results were so-so.  So already there's a lot of pressure building to re-take some modules and do well on his A-levels.  With the new system, this means that AS resits and A-level exams all happen at the same time at the end of the year.  

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Tue 15 Sep 2015 9:38pm

Hi I'm wondering if now that my son is being referred to echp that he will get more support at school and support at home .

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Tribunal tomorrow

Tue 15 Sep 2015 8:37pm

Hi all. Even though I still have problems with viewing forums (can't see comments), decided to pop in any way. Soo tomorrow is the day! I'm so stressed I'm literally ill all day! My stomach hurts & been sick. I'm just so scared that I won't make it tomorrow. For those who don't know or remember. I appeal against special school named in SEN for my older son.  I believe school named can't meet his needs. He is attending this school for year now & all they gives my son is promises and ignorance...

Autism. It's not a processing error. It's a different operating system.
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Reading and lack of time zone

Mon 14 Sep 2015 8:47am


i'm new to the page and new to being a mum to a high functioning autistic girl. She is six and only been diagnosed in July. Thankfully we only started the process in Feb of this year. 

We are a military family over seas and seem to be left to our own devices! No practical support for the challenges at home. We have recently moved home and school, thankfully due to the nature of school being an environment that she is able to cope with and make the right choices she has settled well. Behaviours become apparent at home and have intensified. 

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Autism Referral

Sun 13 Sep 2015 10:03am

Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and just wanted to ask some advice my 8 year old was referred by the school nurse for an autism spectrum disorder assessment with virgin care and we have been told it is a two year waiting list.

Is this the normal time to wait - he is struggling in school and suffering with anxiety and frustration.

Many thanks Melanie.


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