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Sun 12 Feb 2017 5:48pm

I have a diagnosis of autism, but have not been assessed for dyscalculia, although I know I have it because I've always struggled with numbers and have no maths qualifications as a result (it's beyond just having a weakness in this area - I have a severe deficit that was picked up on in primary school, and was assessed, but no official diagnosis was given - dyscalculia was not  formally named until very recently). I was wanting to have a proper assessment done so that I could have a formal diagnosis of dyscalculia because it might offer some protection and recognition of this difficulty.

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lynn mccann - included by grace : autism - churches

Tue 7 Feb 2017 11:17am

interview on premier christian radio - 5th feb, 2017 - reflections.

if it disappears from the premier site go to and scroll down to 5th feb, 2017.

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Buy High Quality Real/Fake Passport, Drivers License, ID Cards,( IELTS, TOEF

Thu 5 Jan 2017 10:29pm


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My teenage son is being stalked on social media, text and phone calls

Tue 13 Dec 2016 8:21pm

Hello I'm new to the forum but really need some advice or ideas about this.  My 16 year old son has ASD and ADD and although he seems relatively normal on the outside he doesn't have great emotional maturity. He wants to have a girlfriend and had already lost one friendship at school over a girl. In that context, two days ago out of the blue he got a friend request from a girl and he accepted without us realising. As soon as he did she started messaging him and got him to give her his phone number and address.

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My teenage son is being stalked on social media, text and phone calls

Tue 13 Dec 2016 8:20pm

Sorry duplicate post!

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Little Gem TV looking for documentary participants

Fri 2 Dec 2016 12:10pm

Little Gem TV are looking for families to take part in an exciting new documentary series where we will capture and document your family life over a 5 year period. We will be talking to lots of families but, more specifically, would really love to hear from a family living with Autism. If you would like to show the country what it really means to live with autism and feel your story could raise awareness, then please do get in touch to hear more – they’d love to hear from you.

Contact details are on the below flyer!

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17year old with no formal diagnosis

Thu 1 Dec 2016 10:14am

Hi all. I am working with a young man who presents as streetwise, confident and is able to maintain good eye contact. He is currently undertaking agency work and is motivated and eager in seeking to gain an apprenticeship - with the support of a youth employment advisor.  However after working with him, I have noticed some traits which give the picture of a speech, language and communication and/or social communication need - ASD being a possibility:

 - This young man has difficulties with recognising 'safe' people and situations.

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17 month old not pointing or talking

Wed 30 Nov 2016 6:17pm


I have a 17 month old daughter who isn't pointing (to indicate want or show something) or talking yet.

However she does the following:

1. Understands words and commands

2. Points to picture books. But does not point to something she needs. Example - she will try to reach to her milk bottle and if unsuccessful would come crying to me but does not explicitly ask for it by pointing

3. She does babble and I'm hearing gibberish but no idea what any of it means

4. She loves her daycare and shows affection to people there and to us parents

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Channel 4 News oppportunity

Tue 29 Nov 2016 2:53pm

Hi everyone,

Channel 4 News is looking to speak to parents whose Local Authority is refusing or delaying their children an EHCP. She would like to talk to you about what impact this is having on your child and of course, the rest of the family. The producer is initially looking to have a chat and possibly interview you for the programme. If you are interested, please email my colleague Gabriella at or call 0208 815 5134. 

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Suggestions for grandsons Christmas gift

Mon 7 Nov 2016 10:56pm

Hi all,

I'm the grandmother of a six year grandson who is on the spectrum.  He has asked for a spaceship for Christmas and I haven't a clue where to start.  I know that he will expect to be able to go into  it himself and be a spaceman.  Does anyone have any ideas on what I could get to overcome this problem.  I should say he also has problems with movements i.e. doesn't appear to have the co-ordination in a lot of his movements i.e. cannot pedal a cycle. 

Linda H


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