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Head banging

Thu 7 Jan 2016 10:47am

Hi. I've wrote previously about my sons, ones who is four and diagnosed ASD and my almost two year old who we are just starting out the process for diagnosis. And was wondering if any one could give me any advice on head banging.

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Hosp apt freaked me out!

Thu 24 Dec 2015 10:00pm

Hi all

wrnt to hospital yesterday with my son we were told he will be getting blood tests for chromosome testing & other conditions. What's this all about please? It has me really concerned.

also she was really interested in his head circumference? Has anyone else experienced this? Or can clarify any of it to me??

take care

Merry Christmas 


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Thu 10 Dec 2015 8:22pm

It is 20.20. I have not yet got around to having a wash, because when I woke up I immediately became engrossed reading articles on a website that had links to lots of other articles and have been busy reading ever since. I am now having a lot of anxiety about the fact that I haven't washed, I need and want to wash, but I am finding it very difficult to do it now. I also need to go shopping, and need to get up early tomorrow, and it is getting later and later. Do other autistics find themselves stuck like this? Why is washing so anxiety enducing? Particularly when done late?

Buttercup's picture

Tricky problem with school

Wed 2 Dec 2015 5:03pm

Bit of a strange one, but very annoying. My son Leo is 5, he's at mainstream school full time. He's coping pretty well and he likes it.

The problem is that his attendance is being affected by his tendency to have a runny tummy. About 80% of the time it's like he has diarrhoea. But he doesn't , it's just the way he is. He has been examined by various doctors, has had blood tests and no medical issues have been found. It's probably irritable bowel (I think) but we don't have any diagnosis other than its nothing sinister, don't worry. 

Amy - Community Champion
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Are you a mum or a mum-to-be with an autism spectrum condition?

Tue 1 Dec 2015 5:23pm

Hello all Smile

I have a message from ex Community Champion which you can find below:



I've been asked to write a chapter about autism spectrum and maternity. I'm a mum to three with another due early next year. I was diagnosed with Aspergers after my first two children had been born so I can write about my own experiences of maternity services before and after diagnosis.

Autist2's picture

not so Happy Hippos

Thu 26 Nov 2015 10:30pm

I have had quite an issue with eating and weight problems for the last few years, and struggle with motivation and impulse when trying to exercise and eat healthily.


I gave in and bought a packet of Happy Hippos (my favourite snack) but vowed not to eat them yet.

Since I got home, I find myself thinking about them with alarming frequency, even if I'm not hungry. I have tried eating fruit instead, watching TV, crochet (a new hobby I'm trying) reading, going on the internet, but the Happy Hippos still make their way into my brain.

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Autism, dla and facing surgery

Fri 20 Nov 2015 3:50pm

have two autistic children aged 15 and 13. Both were diagnosed officially at the age of 10. My son is 13 and has toe walked ever since he learnt to walk. This has in the last couple of years caused a problem with him getting pain both in his legs and his lower back. He was referred to physiotherapy and to orthotics and was fitted with night splints as we was told he has extremely tight tendons in both ankles and very little range of motion.

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Carrie J

New Here :)

Wed 4 Nov 2015 8:22pm

Hello All 

My 2 year old son is waiting for his autism diagnosis. The Drs are sure this is what he has. 

My Thomas is non verbal and also doesnt eat any food ( he used to though ) but drinks his peadisure fibre and loves orange juice

Im looking for advice on behaviour as this is getting worse for him. He bites and bangs his head alot and hits out at anyone when he is having a meltdown. We get these about 2 or 3 times a day.  His twin brother James is now really scared when Thomas goes into his meltdown. which can make Thomas worse.




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If I can help, I would like to give my small contribution

Thu 24 Sep 2015 12:42pm

Hello, my name is Roberta, I am 27 years old and I come from Italy. I am passionate of science and it leaded me to move abroad in order to start my PhD at the Food and nutrition department.

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Picking skin

Wed 9 Sep 2015 2:00pm

Hi, my 18 year old has a problem with picking the skin on his arms and shoulders. When I first saw them I thought they were spots, but they are sores and scars from picking his skin when he gets anxious (which is all the time). They often bleed too, and in fact the problem first came to light when I noticed blood spots on his tops. 

he gets really upset and defensive when I mention it (he says he is ashamed and does not want to talk about it). I find it really distressing (to me it's similar to self harm) and I don't know how best to help him. 

Amy - Community Champion


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