Just thought I'd start my own hello Thread (and wanted to say hi to Carole!).
I have two boys with Aspergers (one with ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia as well). One boy is in mainstream and one is in a specialist, residential school.
I've been through the Statementing/Appeal/SENDIST malarcky, so might be able to offer a little advice to others.
Im jo, mum to Alice (15) and Fabian (Fab).
Fab is 3 years old, and despite having been assessed, and us having been
referred (and almost finished) the Earlybird course, he is without a diagnosis.
This is because he is a happy, and to a certain degree, quite willing (if not
very able) to engage with others for a limited time. The consultant says that we must wait until he
is 6 years old before he will have developed sufficient language to be properly
tested, but for the meantime will say he has 'autistic traits'.
Hi everyone, I'm Crofty (Tracy), I'm a part-time greeting card designer and mum to two boys on the autistic spectrum. My 7yr old Zak has Aspergers and my 5yr old Kai has severe autism and additional complex care needs.
I've join basically to expand my support network, meet new people in similar situations and continually grow in any knowledge I receive.
I would particularly like to chat to people who have children with more complex care needs and also in particular any sensory issues.
Hi my name is Sarah.
My older brother has Asperger's Syndrome and growing up with him inspired me to work with people with autism. I now work for the National Autistic Society as a support worker. I also study politics at LSE and have a dream of being 'big' in politics some day.
I'm 21 and at a stage where I need to make decisions about what I want to do with my life. My ultimate dream is to have a job where I can big changes in this country for people with ASD and their families/carers...just not worked out exactly how to do that yet!!!
Hello everyone, my name is Sandra, I live in Carmarthenshire in South Wales, I'm in my second marriage of nearly 18 years with 4 children aged 26, 23, 16 and 14 and I also have 5 grandchildren. My 16 year old son has High Functioning Autism and was officially diagnosed when he was 7, although we suspected he had autism before he was 3.
Thanks to Paula for the link!
My brother has an autistic spectrum disorder, we know he has aspergers traits but have never chased an official diagnosis.
He's 17 now and has progressed so far he will be starting mainstream college in September(my mum was told he wouldn't be able to do anything when he was born).
Hi everyone! My name is Saph (online name) & I have a 10 year old daughter who has Asperger's syndrome, ADHD & mild Dyspraxia. She is in mainstream school & has 5 hours of 1:1 per week paid for by CLASP. Our SENCO doesn't think that she will be statemented & we will be going for CLASP again in May.
Hope to get to know you all soon!
Love to you & yours