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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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Special schools

Thu 10 Sep 2015 12:13pm

Hi everyone

My non verbal 4 year old has just started in Reception at our local mainstream lower school. I quite often find myself having discussions about whether he will have to ''go to special school eventually" . I have absolutely no idea , but it is in my mind that at some point the mainstream option will no longer work for him.

i actually read this article a while ago. But it often comes to mind when I'm thinking about the topic. 

Amy - Community Champion
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Homeschooling advise

Wed 9 Sep 2015 10:00am

Hello everyone this is my first post on here, I had to make a difficult decision a few years ago to either keep David in school or get a home tutor. I was offered a great job opportunity that forced my decision to home-school him and it turned out to be the best choice all round. Can I ask is anyone else thinking of doing the same? If so I suggest checking this great site out as they have plenty of helpful information in regards to home-schooling.

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Secondary schools for ASD k

Tue 1 Sep 2015 6:48pm

Can anyone advise on secondary schools in London. It's for an ASD child who is friendly and social but cognitively struggles. Special schools seem too specialized but think he would struggle with mainstream. Is there anything in between. And how do you find out about options out of borough? Running out of time so v grateful for advice!

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Back to / Starting School

Tue 25 Aug 2015 2:52pm

Hello all Smile

I thought now might be a good time for a discussion about transition back to school, or starting school.

Nicky - Community Champion
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Jack's progression to a MEng

Thu 13 Aug 2015 3:59pm

Hello all,

I thought would just do a short update this time on the forum, instead of a YouTube video.

Anyway first of all my A-Level maths results came in today, they are as follows;

Core 1: 5u       Core 2: 19u      Mechanics 1: 12 u                       Overall: 36u

I'm not certain what these u marks mean so if anyone can tell me please do.

Core 3 is complete and jsut 2 chapters left on Core 4 before my holiday in Sheringham in 2 weeks. Then statistics before the "New Beginning".


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