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gavin harding becomes mayor of selby (despite learning difficulties)

Tue 2 Jun 2015 12:56pm

i heard him interviewed on the radio but i appear to have mislaid the bit of paper on which i wrote the time and channel - if it turns up, i'll update the thread.

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2015/may/21/selby-appoint...

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Tallulah


House Hunting

Tue 26 May 2015 3:50pm

Moving house is meant to be the 3rd most stressful thing you can do, after divorce and bereavement, both of which I've survived!

 

I have put in an offer on a house today. So a nervous wait begins. I am trying not to pin all my hopes on it yet. Houses seem to sell really quickly in the town I am looking. Plus another person has made an offer on the same house today. I should hear tomorrow.

 

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Laura - Community Champion
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Autist2


salespeople

Fri 22 May 2015 10:24am

I went into the 3 store today and they told me I could upgrade my phone (which I had lost). They told me I could have an iphone 5C for FREE which I was pretty excited about and they had a pink one. Luckily I went with my friend. When we sat down with the man (who was a Liverpool fan.... I should have known) who pretended to be our friend and said he did not get any comission. During the conversation he said 'its a 24 month contract OK' when previously I had been on a rolling contract (I can cancel at any time).

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AishaE


Help for parents!

Tue 19 May 2015 7:12pm

Hi! I am an autistic 17 year old!

I often help parents of young autistic kids at a youth group called CASPA.

Example:

Q: My kid talks to his teddys and it is worrieing me, what can i do?

A: well i think this is infact a good thing, i used to do this, it is an outlet.

Q: why cant they just talk to me.

A: A teddy always has a predictable answer and i think autistic people like consisticy!

 

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IainMc


GPS devices

Tue 19 May 2015 9:43am

hi there,

 

I've heard from a few parents of children with autism lately who are looking into GPS technology as a way of locating their child should they go missing. I'm aware this is quite a loaded subject with strong feelings attached to both the pros and cons but I'm keen to share- without my personal opinion- any helpful advice for parents who contact me in my professional capacity.

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Tallulah


Big week!

Sun 17 May 2015 7:45am

This week is a very big week for me and my family. Stressful and busy, happy and sad.

 

Yesterday was my brother's birthday. He died in 2011, and would have turned 30 this year. Although it gets so much easier with time, the list of things I would like to tell him grows larger. He had a group of lovely friends who are visiting my parents today, as they do every year. I will be dropping in this afternoon and it will be great to see them.

 

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Laura - Community Champion
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mumtobradly


nappies! !! HELP

Sat 16 May 2015 12:54pm

Hi my son is fast getting too big for his size 6 nappies. Especially at night. And we have no potty training anywhere near. What do u do then? Are larger nappies available ?? Or incontinence pads
Help appreciated as always x

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elfreda69


Supporting 19 year old to make career choices

Sun 3 May 2015 10:53pm

Hi,

I am new to the forum and would welcome advice from others in a similar situation.  My 19 year old son is has autism and moderate learning disabilities.  He is a talent artist and has spent 2 years in college completing  Art and Design courses.  He has said that he wants to continue studying to the next level as he wants to be a graphic designer.  

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I wouldn't have it any other way....
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michaelz


clocks on the isle of wight

Thu 30 Apr 2015 10:54am

New clocks at leisures centres to help those with Autism or Asperger’s

The Isle of Wight Council’s leisure centres have brought in new equipment to help young people and adults with Autism and Asperger’s understand time perception...

http://onthewight.com/2015/04/30/new-clocks-at-leisures-centres-to-help-...

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DeeDee Doke


Recruitment agencies?

Wed 29 Apr 2015 12:31pm

Hi there. I am interested in locating and speaking with recruitment agencies that specialise in or do work with placing candidates who are on the autistic spectrum. Could anyone knowing of a non-government recruitment agency of this kind please contact me.

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DeeDee Doke

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