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Does your child have autism spectrum disorder?

Mon 20 May 2019 3:37pm

Hi Everyone,

I am an ABA tutor working with children with autism and completing my research on the side. We are looking for participants to fill out our survey on the link below and help us understand more about autism and co-occurring challenges.

We are looking for you, if your child has a diagnosis of autism and is between age 3-18 years. You can take part in this study if your child has any co-occurring challenges as well as if she/he doesn’t have.

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Sat 26 Jan 2019 12:39am

 Hi my 17yr old son has been giving melatonin medicine  to help with his sleep but he is having very bad migranes the doctor has said to stop taking it for one week and we will take it from there will they give him something else to try  for his sleep has anyone gone through this with there son any advice thank you blue.

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petra's place - new therapy centre in london

Tue 14 Aug 2018 8:57am

...The new Petra’s Place centres offer a child and family-centred responsive space where children aged 18 months to 4 years on the autistic spectrum will receive an individual programme of support to develop strength and resilience before they enter the education system...

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Sat 30 Jun 2018 1:51pm

  Hi I was just wanting some advice my 17yr has always struggled with sleeping he has trouble getting to sleep at night but can sleep fine during the day he has managed to not let it affect him too much we have spoken to his school which they have always been supported about this but since September 2017 he has struggled with sixth form and his attendance is about 80% because of the sleeping he is hoping to go to college in sept 2018 but is still struggling  I have asked him to go to the doctors to  see if they can help I am worried for my son help please.

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I have an idea

Tue 30 Jan 2018 1:57pm

Hello everyone,

My son is 14 yo and on the autism spectrum, with speech delay.

Because of his limited communication skills, he finds it difficult to make friends, even if he loves people and is very sociable.

It is extremely difficult to make friends, and I know that he would love to meet and play with other children around his age. If there are patents who experience the same dilemma, please get in touch. If there are people who can give advice on the matter, it will bw much appreciated.

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Anger issues...

Sun 23 Jul 2017 2:53pm

Hello again, I am having some problems with my anger, it's been like this for a long time...a lot of things can set it off and once it goes, THERE IS NO CONTROLLING IT!!! That is my problem, if it can't be controlled while I am actually angry... what can I do? Everyone just keeps telling me "control it" or step away from the situation,.... isn't easy especially when one of those things KEEPS following me wherever I go and intentally bugs me just so I would lose my temper (my sister) and when that happens, I shout, scream, throw a fit, the usual stuff...

A warrior from an unknown land here to protect those without a voice and those who deserve it
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Just opened my eyes, please help

Sun 16 Jul 2017 8:28pm

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Music Therapy publication

Mon 27 Mar 2017 11:04am

Hi everyone,

Henry Dunn
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Fri 10 Mar 2017 7:23pm

 Hi would just like to ask has anybody had sleep paralysis my son  has  but I did not fully understood what it meant he was ok about it but now he is saying that it feels like someone is sitting on him as he can't breathe and other things are happening worse than before he has even asked me to make a doctors appointment which I have done but don't know how to talk to him about it he may think my son is making it up but I know somethink is wrong as my son does not like to go doctors he must be scared any advice please.

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Hilary Griffiths

Fitness trackers or mindfulness apps as an aid to fitness and wellbeing. Anyone with experience they'd like to share?

Thu 19 Jan 2017 6:22pm

My daughter's OT suggested getting a fitness tracker (eg FITBIT or similar) as a tool for encouraging her to be aware of her fitness, but also as a way of tracking her types of sleep, as she is often exhausted all day. (She is 26.) Having completed recently a training in Mindfulness to help combat constant anxiety we wondered about acquiring a Fitbit which also has breathing exercises as an option.  I have heard that some peole can be allergic to the straps, and also am aware that my daughter really doesn't cope with anything round her wrist for very long.



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