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Pinklady's picture

Reading and lack of time zone

Mon 14 Sep 2015 8:47am


i'm new to the page and new to being a mum to a high functioning autistic girl. She is six and only been diagnosed in July. Thankfully we only started the process in Feb of this year. 

We are a military family over seas and seem to be left to our own devices! No practical support for the challenges at home. We have recently moved home and school, thankfully due to the nature of school being an environment that she is able to cope with and make the right choices she has settled well. Behaviours become apparent at home and have intensified. 

Eileen's picture

Glad to have found you all ...

Tue 8 Sep 2015 7:01pm

I've only just found this website and I feel it has come along at a good time for me.  I am a grandmother living in the UK and two of my grandchildren, aged 12 and 14, were diagnosed with AS at primary school about 5 years ago.   Since I've started reading about AS I've come to recognise many AS characteristics in both of my sons - aged 48 and 51 - and my husband of 54 years (John) who is now approaching 80.  So,  i've come to AS late in life although I've always felt that there was something 'different' about the men in my family.  They are all quite exceptional and in many respects wonder

Jk2833's picture

Melatonin for sleep?

Tue 25 Aug 2015 1:15am

Hi fellow members, I'm asking your advice about melatonin for sleep, and if possible your experiences of it.

my son who is fourteen really struggles getting to sleep and then he wakes several times during the night. We practice good sleep hygiene and have addressed his sensory needs too in regards to weighted blanket, bathing, timing and sensory lighting etc. 

Claire45's picture

Need help with 10yr old daughters behaviour at home

Thu 13 Aug 2015 12:15pm

 We are having problems at home , my daughter was diagnosed with autism but where offered no help at all, she is lovely at school the staff love her she does have problems making and keeping friends as she gets bored and usually says things to upset them, when she is at home its a nightmare she rules the house wont let us go out unless she wants to , wont do as she is told and talks to us so nasty , she insists on doing everythink her way ! Including cooking !

ChasingButterflies's picture

Moving to a new house/area...

Tue 11 Aug 2015 8:16am

So it is looking almost certain that we will be moving far away from where we currently live. There will be a lot of change over the next year firstly getting the house ready to sell and going through the process of selling, packing and moving to a new place where we will be in rented accomodation for a while until we find a new house to buy, rennovate if necessary and then move in. My son is actually relatively good with change (for example, if we change furniture around he is unphased) but he does get anxious in new places and will often say he wants to go home if we are away.

Pricey's picture

Tired and weary but still gets up at 4am, help!!

Mon 3 Aug 2015 8:29pm

Hello everyone

Its been a while since I asked for some advice but having tried pretty much everything I can think of, I am now seeking advice from others who maybe able to help me.

JosieB's picture

The lunchtime revolution at a school for children with autism

Sun 19 Jul 2015 2:46pm


What a brilliant article and how lucky are those kids at Queensmill school.


It would be interesting to hear what provisions are made for lunchtime in other autism specialist schools.  



Josie - Community Champion
LuckyMommy's picture

Advice Please

Sun 12 Jul 2015 1:58pm

Just wondering if anyone can offer advise please.  I have a very young son with a diagnosis.  My son doesn't have a bond at all with his father and shows increased anxiety when he sees him (we are not together).  - I believe father is on the spectrum, with other possible conditions, but is in complete denial about his existing long list of medical conditions.  He refuses to see areas he himself needs understanding and assistance on and therefore does not see and is not able to care for my son's specific needs.  Instead he does what he wants and my son has to comply.  This has detri

Hayles's picture

Mark's Best Friend

Fri 10 Jul 2015 11:01am

Their like a Old married Couple, LOL. They have grown up around one another since 2yrs old, went to playgroup together and Infant school. Sadly when Mark left infant school they went to different schools, BUT mum let her Daughter come and see Mark once or twice a week and it has continued, now both 11 yrs old. 

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Mon 6 Jul 2015 11:28am

I still can't navigate this stupid new website. I want it back like the old one. It makes it more difficult to access for me and I feel really angry about this, and I am definitely using the site less than I used to with the old set up. Stupid stupid nobody listens to me anyway.



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