Life at home
The voice of a 10-year-old girl from Co Down is being heard around the world after her version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah took the internet by storm.
Kaylee Rodgers has autism and ADHD, but has been growing in confidence with every performance after starting to sing at the age of just three.
The little girl, from Donaghadee, is a pupil at Killard House Special School and it was a video of the school choir’s version of Hallelujah that attracted more than 100,000 views.
Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max.
Her father, author Chuck Colson (now deceased), joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life.
Hi guys. Haven't been here for quite a while now for various reasons but well need on advise from someone who understands...
I haven't been on here for a couple of years but I do recognise same names from before, perhaps some of you remember me! So what I would like is some advice on is how to encourage my son to make creative choices. Just a simple example, today he was colouring in some pictues. He selected green for the seaweed and red for the crab, but when it came to the spade he got stuck. Because he didn't know the "right" colour and just froze. His language is very delayed, so for example if I said pick any colour he would freeze in a similar way. Any ideas?
HI MYname is martin im 50 visually impaired my lovely partner 22 has autisum high functioning
We have a son who is currently 22 months old, we first noticed something was different when he would not respond to his name from a very early age. From early on we noticed he would flap his arms in excitement, particularly when watching TV which he likes to do a lot off!
He started pulling to stand at 14 months took his first steps at 15 months but then nothing till 17 months when he eventually walked.
Several years ago my wife (who is now 30) started presenting episodes of dissociative amnesia.
She wakes up several years in to her past. This can be very confusing and upsetting as she is unaware of her surroundings or our family members.
Some times these episodes can last for several days, with each period of sleep resetting to a different time in her life.
She can go weeks without an episode.
Does your child often experience low moods, sleep problems, gastrointestinal issues or challenging behaviours?
My name is Hannah Browne, and I am a masters student in the National University of Ireland, Galway, under the supervision of Arlene Mannion and Dr. Geraldine Leader. We are looking for parents of children and adolescents with ASD aged 2 to 18 years that experience any of the above symptoms to take part in a study.
If your child does not present with any of the co-occurring disorders or symptoms mentioned, you can still take part! It is important for us to understand the effects co-occurring disorders have by including children with and without co-occurring symptoms