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zamgram's picture

Just joined today

Sat 14 Mar 2015 6:08pm

Hi all...  just found this site.  Very excited to be conversing with other ASD parents and caregivers.  David is 9yrs old with high functioning Autism.  He was non-verbal until about 4 yrs old.  I started him on many suppliments which made a great change in him.  The most important was DMG which he is still on today.  He started talking in sentences after 2 weeks on DMG.  He is still on 3 tablets a day.  Everytime I take him off DMG, his language slows considerably. 

gatheringwill's picture

Who am I?

Sat 14 Mar 2015 4:13pm

This is not a rhetorical question

I posted a few days ago here:

possibly the wrong category for it as I didn't realise you had an introduction page.

Babyele's picture

Club finder for autism

Fri 13 Mar 2015 8:10pm

Would like to find a club where son would fit in 

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Fri 13 Mar 2015 3:04pm

Hello to you all. I am new to this forum. My 3 and a half year old is currently being assessed for ASD. He has been under the assesment unit and portage service for the last 12 months. They have said the assesment process will take 3 months, and there is no gaurantee that they will give him a diagnosis at the end, but I want to do everything I can to help him. 

Magda's picture

Speech and Language Therapy

Thu 12 Mar 2015 8:48pm

Hello everyone!

I wander if you could share your experiences with private help for your kids. I'm thinking of paying someone to improve my 4 years old autistic twins very limited speech. They don't get any extra support at nursery and I'm desperate to do something. But I worry that it might be a waist of money.

Thank you

minnie's picture

distressed 4 year old with ASD

Wed 11 Mar 2015 10:39pm

Hi. I have a 4 year old little girl with autism. She has no speech at All. Tonight She has screamed for 2 hours and we have no idea how to make her feel happier. She becomes attached to objects and when she loses one she becomes very distressed and pulls me around because she wants me to find it for her. Only problem is I have no idea what I'm supposed to be trying to find for her as she can't tell me. This is what's just happened tonight. any body else ever experience this with their child. What do you do to help them?

mumtobradly's picture

Hello from us

Wed 11 Mar 2015 8:06pm

Ok so my son is 2 years 4 months just been diagnosed asd although waiting for full follow up with paediatrician.  He is non verbal. Speach and language have referred us to special services who help with other communication apparently and also been referred to OT which have benmen told will be about 3 months. So not seeing any one for a while. Any advise on anything. Things to do, people to call, books to read, nursery's?  Feel like we jus have the news and left for a while and want to do as much as possible to help. !!

Advise much appreciated

Della9's picture

Autism and Co-existing Conditions

Tue 10 Mar 2015 4:28pm


I am new to this forum but hopefully I will find some advice and support and be able to offer that in return.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone whose child (I have a 16 year old son) has been diagnosed in their mid-teenage years with Asperger’s/ASD and who has dropped out of education and/or may have a co-exiting condition.   For example ADHD, depression or any kind of obsession/compulsive behaviour.  

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i love my son

need a little help

Tue 10 Mar 2015 12:05pm

I am a mother of 3 boys , my youngest son will be 12 at the end of March . He was diagnosed Autistic in 2012. We knew there was some thing different with him having 2 older children but just couldn't put our finget on it and i had never heard of Autism so everything he did i thought he'd out grow as he got older but it just got worse . After diagnosis he went to a speical primary school where he settled really well but because we got a late diagnosis it ment he was only at that school for 2 years before he had to move to a secoundry school in September 2014 .

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Looking for advice

Sun 8 Mar 2015 10:21pm

Hi I am mum to a 7 year old boy who has been struggling at school for 1 1/2 years. Following a year where he was made miserable  due to an inexperienced teacher making him feel like a bad boy and me fighting with the school, an educational psychologist was suggested and on assessment she advised he may be on the autistic spectrum. I guess we weren't too surprised, but still isn't nice to be confronted. We so far have not opted to have him formally assessed.



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