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Autism and Epilepsy Challenges

Wed 9 Mar 2016 4:10pm

My name is Katie Kennedy and I am a final year Psychology student at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I am interested in finding out about the challenges posed by the combination of Autism and Epilepsy.

If your child does not have Epilepsy I would still be very interested in your responses as they can tell us a lot about the specific difficulties Epilepsy presents separate to those already produced by Autism.

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Fluoride Toothpaste

Sat 27 Feb 2016 12:23pm
A bit of an odd one, but my son is now 13 and still using kids fruit flavoured toothpaste. He really needs to move on to adult fluoride toothpaste but he won't use anything with mint flavour. Has anyone come across adult fluoride toothpaste which has other flavours? We've been looking online but can't find anything. Thanks Smile
Nicky - Community Champion
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Can anyone help?

Wed 24 Feb 2016 7:43am

My 20year old student son with high functioning autism living at university has anxiety which Is spiralling out of control, making him miserable with obsessional thoughts.I'd like to find CBT for him. Is it worth going through the uni or should I find a specialist experienced with autism? Is there a list of recommended therapists?  Is it me, or is it impossible to get through on the NAS helpline? Although every website I look at acknowledges anxiety as a common problem there are no practical solutions. I want a phone number!!

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Natasha J

What do I need to know before caring for someone with Autism?

Thu 18 Feb 2016 1:26am

Hi everyone,

I am currently studying a course in disability support work.
Can anybody please give me an insight of what I need to know about autism before caring for someone with this condition.
More specifically, what I need to know about caring for someone with autism.

Thank you in advance

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I want to help myself...

Wed 17 Feb 2016 12:52pm


I'm currently 'in the system', waiting for a diagnosis of Asperger's. I understand from many things I've read that getting to the end of a diagnosis can take some time. In light of this, I want to help myself. I'm looking for advice on how to read people correctly - and not go 'off on one' if I misread them! This happens quite frequently...

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matthew garnett - ADHD, autism and learning difficulties

Wed 17 Feb 2016 10:56am

parents audio diary of trying to get him appropriate care.

from 10 minutes approx into 5live daily :
BTW - jeremy corbyn is extremely interested in mental health.

when there was all the kerfuffle about him being elected labout leader someone phoned into lbc with an interesting perspective.

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Rheumatology & Autism

Sat 30 Jan 2016 3:10pm

Hi does anyone know of any  rhemotology conditions that can be related to/with Autism? or have experienced a condition themselves with their child? The reason I'm looking for this information is due to A blood test that has been taken for chromosomes which has came back and we now have an appointment with a paediatric rhemotologist.

I really don't know what to expect and we have to wait until May!

thanks for reading, take care


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CAPR-style : adaptable clothing for people with special needs

Thu 21 Jan 2016 11:55am

full article in the times, wednesday january 20th, page 45.

online most of it is behind a paywall but i expect claudia romero will send you a copy if you ask her.
Expanding from a localised market on to a nationwide stage presents challenges from finance to manufacturing

The company CAPR-style
What Adapatable clothing for people with special needs
Founder Claudia Romero
Operating since 2014
Based Edinburgh

"I started my company, CAPR-Style, to make adaptable clothing for those with special needs.

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Susan Sh

earing disorders.

Mon 18 Jan 2016 8:16am


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Susan Sh

earing disorders.

Mon 18 Jan 2016 8:15am
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