I am the mother of a child with aspergers and a research psychologist. I recently wrote a book on parenting children with aspergers and during the research phase of the book I spoke to some 200 parents who often felt that the education system was letting their children down. As a result of these anecdotal stories I felt that we needed to obtain some empirical evidence about educational provision. To this end I set up a website with some other parents.
Hello to everyone
My name is Catie and I have two children My son is 3 and a half and was diagnosed with asd 6 months ago. he attends a great mainstream nursery who have been really good with him an educational someone is going to see him on thursday for some assesment to see if he needs extra help. I have a speech therapist who i have not seen for months I am not sure how often they see you but he has no language so maybe that is why.
Hello. My name is Mary. My son is nearly 4 and has ASD.
He starts full time in mainstream education in September which I am worried about for many reasons.
I have never used any online community forums before so bare with me if I seem a bit slow!
I have placed the following in code for your information and a little AS fun by way of introduction (binary code)
My name is Stewart O'Callaghan and I have a few connections to autism: I have a brother with an ASD diagnosis, I have been an ABA therapist, I research autism and I am also currently in the procedure of gaining an Asperger's diagnosis for myself via the NHS.
I'm happy to talk about all of the above and look forward to such discussions.