...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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Fitness trackers or mindfulness apps as an aid to fitness and wellbeing. Anyone with experience they'd like to share?
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.
I'm Gabriella and I work at Ambitious about Autism. I thought you might be interested to read a daily summary of autism in the media. I'll post in this thread most Monday-Fridays.