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I need help and advice regarding my ASD (I am 19 years old)

Posted by: ASD-Bill95 — last comment over 6 years ago (1 comment)

My GP denies that I am autistic and fobs me off. The last time I had a meltdown, the police were called and they tried to restrain me; I didn't like it and ended up hitting one of them (not on purpose). Any advice on meltdowns for my girlfriend...

Adult ASD assessment stuff for myself

Posted by: Neily — last comment almost 7 years ago (1 comment)

Hi there. I am a male adult on the autism spectrum. Am now 37 years old. I have received a diagnosis before as a younger adult (around 24), but feel it didn’t cover the challenges I face as an adult now with organisation, self-regulation, OCD...

Self-Injurious Behaviour

Posted by: Felicity — last comment almost 7 years ago (1 comment)

Self-injurious behaviour communicates - a short video. Click here.

Mental health care for people on the autistic spectrum.... is there anyone???

Posted by: Motherights — last comment almost 7 years ago (1 comment)

For the last six weeks I have been to hell and back, desperately trying to get the help my adult daughter needs with her mental health.  I have been told by the people caring for her at the local mental health hospital, where she is currently...

WANTED - Guest Writers on topic of creativity

Posted by: Quantumspirit — last comment almost 7 years ago (2 comments)

WANTED - Guest writers for Greater Manchester Consortium Newsletter on topic of creativity We are looking for anyone with Asperger's Syndrome / autistic condition, living in the Greater Manchester area (United Kingdom), who would like to share...

Son with Asperger's is over eating

Posted by: Felicity — last comment almost 7 years ago (1 comment)

Does anyone have any advice for this mother of a son with Asperger's?   "My son of 16yrs has asperges he seems to be over eating too much food containing sugar. This is mainly at school as we have banned secret eating and trips to local...

having to pay to get diagnosised

Posted by: nickilou — last comment almost 7 years ago (1 comment)

i am a single parent, whose son of 13 is going through an asd assessment.  I have also been picked up through work and social workers of potentially having the same. I have been referred to a mental health unti who have assessment me said they...

Finding a Social Worker

Posted by: Anna2007 — last comment almost 7 years ago (1 comment)

Dear All  I am an adult with Aspergers Syndrome and I live and work in Central London and I would like to  find out about about how to get a social worker/advocate so I can access the services I need. Can anyone help?

Behaviour Trackers

Posted by: Lyndalpip123 — last comment almost 7 years ago (2 comments)

Hi all, I'm very new to this site having joined just today. I am looking for advice with behaviour trackers. I look after several young adult males who are on the autistic spectrum. one of my residents often has both verbal (shouting and...


Posted by: jacky — last comment about 7 years ago (1 comment)

hi we was only told last year that our 15 year old son has autism no one has contacted us with any support

A cure

Posted by: bennyevile — last comment about 7 years ago (1 comment)

I feel I need to be cured of this disease or put to sleep as my life can not be happy with this illness autisim has controled my life and not in a good way my girlfriend has left me because of it and no one else will take the time to understand...

Finding work

Posted by: Gaby — last comment about 7 years ago (2 comments)

My sister is on her early 30's and was diagnosed with Asperger’s about 8 years ago now; she has been to university and done a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. But now she is struggling to get a job, she gets interviews but other than a 4...


Posted by: pinkcat89 — last comment about 7 years ago (1 comment)

ok so i work ina residential care home for people with adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours. i am currently creating and activity plan for one of my residents with Autisms who is non verbal. Do any of you have any...

Respite care

Posted by: Hkm — last comment about 7 years ago (1 comment)

After several years my brother in law has allowed us into his flat & it's in a dreadful state. It's way beyond my cleaning capabilities & I've no idea who would be willing to do the sort of cleaning needed. Also once it's cleaned we need...

It's almost December here are some resources for Christmas. What techniques do you put in place to help you manage at Christmas?

Posted by: Felicity — last comment about 7 years ago (6 comments)

Below is an autism take on the Christmas classic; Autism Night Before Christmas by Cindy Waeltermann Twas the Night Before Christmas And all through the house The creatures were stirring Yes, even the mouse We tried melatonin And...

Transition from school to adult services.

Posted by: gracekb — last comment about 7 years ago (3 comments)

Hi, my daughter will leave school in the summer of 2014. I have identified a service that I feel is the most appropriate one for her. How can I ensure that social work will fund this? I live in Scotland. I would like to know the appropriate...

My Ex and the mother of my daughter may be autistic

Posted by: Czaries — last comment about 7 years ago (2 comments)

I have a bit a query, for some time my ex has displayed behaviour issues, i simply put it down as she was particular, short tempered and sometime agressive, thus dealt with as such. Over the last 2/3 years she has been stressing that my...

Support for adults with aspergers

Posted by: JaneBee — last comment about 7 years ago (1 comment)

My sister is 46 and has recently been diagnosed with aspergers.  She has been on the waiting list for a social worker for 6 months and doesn't seem to be getting any nearer to having one appointed.  I have spoken with her doctor on several...

First appointment

Posted by: XcoleX — last comment over 7 years ago (1 comment)

My lil boy is 30 months and has just had his first appointment with the paediatrician after being referred by health visitor at this first at his appointment after all the questions and looking at how my lil boy behaved played etc she said it...

Top Tips for tooth brushing for individuals with autism

Posted by: Felicity — last comment over 7 years ago (1 comment)

Here are some tips for from 'The Autism Angle; Tackling the Terrible Toothbrush: Tips for autism and brushing teeth'. Click here to read.