Life at home
I am currently studying a course in disability support work.
Can anybody please give me an insight of what I need to know about autism before caring for someone with this condition.
More specifically, what I need to know about caring for someone with autism.
Thank you in advance
Many people discuss the support needed by parents, but what about the support needed by those diagnosed?
My son was recently diagnosed with being on the spectrum; my wife and I punched the air as we thought that this would provide a catalyst for the support our son needs. How wrong we were! Since our sons diagnosis, we are no further forward than we were six years ago. Do we have to continue to raise our son without any support, or direction? What an complete sham this is for any person with a hidden disability and those who care for them.
Hi. I've wrote previously about my sons, ones who is four and diagnosed ASD and my almost two year old who we are just starting out the process for diagnosis. And was wondering if any one could give me any advice on head banging.
Where has the year gone..? To be honest I am glad I blinked and missed it as I don't want to be reminded about how the year started off for us..
We are in December now and since Sept lots of Amazing Milestones have been reached with Mark who is STILL doing brilliantly in school.
* PE still joining in and being helped by OT with Hand, Eye coordination and ball work. He is still working out in gym. He received a certificate for running 1 mile, then 2 miles and most recently 5 miles. He's losing his tummy also and is Happy
It is 20.20. I have not yet got around to having a wash, because when I woke up I immediately became engrossed reading articles on a website that had links to lots of other articles and have been busy reading ever since. I am now having a lot of anxiety about the fact that I haven't washed, I need and want to wash, but I am finding it very difficult to do it now. I also need to go shopping, and need to get up early tomorrow, and it is getting later and later. Do other autistics find themselves stuck like this? Why is washing so anxiety enducing? Particularly when done late?
Hi, my name is Zoe, and I am a 3rd year university student, studying Music Performance. I am currently writing my dissertation, and looking into 'The Everyday Uses of Music by Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder'. I am carrying out a questionnaire to find out more, which is aimed at parents, whose children are aged between 5 and 7 and are on the Autistic Spectrum. The questionnaire is mainly open questions, and is completely anonymous. Would anyone on this forum be willing to fill out the questionnaire for me? I will paste it below.
Please could someone advise if there has been any solution found so far or is there any ongoing research that can help my son who currently cannot be kissed, has to shut doors around the home and cannot join in family meals when he thinks someone is having milk, cheese, tomatoes, bananas or certain foods he has a sensory issue with?