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Sensory Processing Aids

Sat 30 May 2015 10:37pm

Hi all as discussed previously my teenage son has many sensory issues, to enable certain barriers to be overcome I have been advised on various tools & aids that could really help him.
Now locating these things is not a problem however the purchase prices of some are quite expensive, even preowned (where acceptable).

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ramis mum

my story and the decision on having another baby

Sat 30 May 2015 6:11pm

Hello i have just come across this great website and decided to join.

My name is maryam and im married and have a little boy called Rami. Rami is 4 and was only diagnosed with autism last week

We don't know as of yet what his level of ASD is but it has been a difficult and worrying time for us as you probably know as a parent.

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House Hunting

Tue 26 May 2015 3:50pm

Moving house is meant to be the 3rd most stressful thing you can do, after divorce and bereavement, both of which I've survived!


I have put in an offer on a house today. So a nervous wait begins. I am trying not to pin all my hopes on it yet. Houses seem to sell really quickly in the town I am looking. Plus another person has made an offer on the same house today. I should hear tomorrow.


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Angry and frustrated

Sat 23 May 2015 1:01pm

I hate everything.


Everything goes wrong.


Everything is shit.


Nobody can be bothered to do anything properly.


I'm so angry right now. I want to be alone but I can't because I'm trapped living with my stupid parents again. I hate this.

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the listening project - bbc radio 4 - two parents discuss their autistic kids

Thu 21 May 2015 10:28am

Dayle and Lorraine - Teach Our Children

The Listening Project

Fi Glover with a conversation between parents of children on the autism spectrum who feel that their children deserve more specialist help.

Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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Help for parents!

Tue 19 May 2015 7:12pm

Hi! I am an autistic 17 year old!

I often help parents of young autistic kids at a youth group called CASPA.


Q: My kid talks to his teddys and it is worrieing me, what can i do?

A: well i think this is infact a good thing, i used to do this, it is an outlet.

Q: why cant they just talk to me.

A: A teddy always has a predictable answer and i think autistic people like consisticy!


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Handling older children when they are big and strong!

Mon 11 May 2015 8:53am

Hello again

Thank you to everyone who has already spent time replying to my previous post regarding support for my partner and his son J.


J turns 14 in a few weeks and is already taller than me (that's not so hard lol) but he is tall and strong.  Recently he has started to square up to his dad more during meltdowns and has twice now physically pushed him.  

I feel that some of this can be contributed to teenage behavior?  Standing up, rebeling etc...  but how can one handle it?  

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Sun 10 May 2015 10:37pm

I'm feeling angry, irritated and resentful.


I've been helping, well trying to help someone with tidying all day. So I've been told what to do all day, had to bite my tongue when things don't seem logical to me, ignore my own feelings, even basic ones such as hunger and boredom.

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Mrs T

Fri 1 May 2015 6:34pm

My 13yr old daughter has just been diagnosed with being on the spectrum. Aways thought she behaved differently but ASD was ruled out. Thought she was just rude and immature. Need advice on dealing with rudeness and arguments.very stressful!!!!!


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