I thought I would introduce myself. My son is nearly 5 years old and as an ASD diagnosis. He has very limited speech, a very short attention span and is very hyperactive. He loves books, especially flapping through them and also loves swimming. Any tips on support strategies, groups, activities would be great. We are near cambridge. I am already in touch with NAS. Thanks Philippa
My name is jamie, but most people know me as Jamie & Lion because I have a large lion who never leaves my side. I am 25 and I live in london where I work for the BBC.
I have diagnoses of Aspergers and ADHD from when I was a kid and teenager.
At the BBC I work to make sure our products and service are as usable to as many people as possible. I work with the research and development team as well as productions teams.
I also get involved with autism related stuff around employment.
I am Sarah and I'm 26. I have mild Aspergers Syndrome and I enjoy technology and computers. I enjoy watching Benidorm on the TV and I am fond of Jake Canuso who plays Mateo the barman. I did a lot of research into Aspergers for a talk I did to 50 teachers when I was 15.
Hello, my name's Sabrina! I'm 20 years old and have high-functioning autism.
I was diagnosed with autism when I was 14, although my parents suspected I had it from as early as four years old. My autism often makes me excitable and chatty, and I often jump about and flap to cope with excitement or anger. I also have OCD, which makes me very afraid of getting wet, and causes me to clean my hands at even the smallest stain.
I have just joined,I am 14 years old and have mild autism. I would like to chat with other people on this website who are on the spectrum. Also I don't live in the UK I live in Ireland.
My name is Donna. I live in Glasgow with my husband and four children.
Two of my children have a diagnosis of autism and one of them also a global development delay.
Hope to get to know you all x
Hi. I can't remember the last time I logged on (the shame of it) but I've been busy "living the autism life" with my children and they're all getting older and presenting new challenges. Thought I would pop into the new forum and say hello as it feels like starting from the beginning.
Hi everyone, I'm Jamie, aged 18, and have autism, GAD, tourettes and Sensory intregration difficulties. I am currently detained under the mental health act so am in hospital in the UK. I do have quite a good understanding of my issues and difficulties however I struggle greatly to communicate this with the people who support me in hospital.
Making the transition from our old web-site to this new one has at best been difficult at one point I gave up on the password so have not been around for a long time.
Josie has been very helpful introducing me to the new site so here we are.
I have been very busy while off line, I have three part time jobs, & very little stress in doing them, two are cleaning jobs & one is cooking lunch in a cafe.