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Scratching around the home?

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

My friends son has Autism and has had an on going issue with scratching all surfaces and items around the home. She is at her wits end and would like advice on what she can do to try and alliminate this problem. Why does he do it? What can she do...

Is Asperger's progressive?

Posted by: manarm — last comment about 7 years ago (14 comments)

We have been asked this question in the discussion forum. Has anyone got a response?

Support Group for parents of children on autism spectrum in London - Spanish speaking

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

This is a posting from Adam Walsh on UK Autism Group who you can contact through Facebook http://www.facebook.com/LaagLatinAmericanAutismGroup and Twitter @LAAGLondon Hi all, we are setting up a support group based in London, for parents in the...

Advice about my 13 year old son.

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

This is my first time on here as I am at my wits end about my son who will be 14 this year. I really dont know where to begin so its probably best to take it back to the beginning. Ever since my son was a toddler he disliked any sort of social...

My Boyfriend has Aspergers and I need help

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

My boyfriend has Aspergers syndrome. It is sometimes really difficult to understand why he needs to say for example...complete his guitar tunes to the utmost perfect standard and why when he is so obsessed with doing what he\'s doing he can\'t...

day services for patients with autism

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

I am a social worker based in Warrington (Cheshire) I am trying to find day services for patients with Autism. These patients are residing within a secure hospital under a section of the Mental Health Act 1983, there is a lot of resisitance due...

Autism and Family Life

Posted by: shir25 — last comment about 7 years ago (3 comments)

Hi I am a student from a London university doing a paper on Autism and Family Life. I was wondering if anyone could share me their story or give me some insight on how autism affects family life (sibling relationship, divorce, parent-child,...

PEGASUS: A research project at Great Ormond Street for children with ASD aged 9-14 and their parents

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

Hello My name is Kate and I am a Clinical Psychologist based at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We are trying to let people know about a research project we are doing at the moment. The project is to evaluate the PEGASUS programme, which has...

Successful theatre and cinema visits

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

Has anyone got any specific advice for a theatre or cinema that would like to have autism-friendly shows/screenings? Have you experienced a successful visit? What worked?

Empathy - yes or no?

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

There has been some discussion recently on how much empathy people with autism or Asperger\'s Syndrome experience. Some say that empathy needs to be learned, others say that the people they know with an autistic spectrum condition feel empathy...

Disability Living Allowance

Posted by: Al — last comment over 7 years ago (2 comments)

I am due to attend a tribunal on the 31st of this month as I was refused DLA by the DWP. despite being diagnosed with aspergers/adhd from a professional medical person. I have heard that the government intends to do away with the lower rate and...

Cuts in Autism Services

Posted by: Clive — last comment over 7 years ago (2 comments)

We're hearing all kinds of reports of government cutbacks affecting Local Authority Adult Services funding. How is this affecting you and how are you coping locally?

Good days out in the Midlands for young adults with Autism

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

Can anyone recommend some interesting days out within a couple of hours drive of Birmingham that would be suitable for young people aged 18+, some with physical difficulties as well as autism?

Getting an assessment - discussing the reality and sharing good practice.

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

In theory both children's and adult social services have a responsibility to conduct a multi-professional assessment of a person with autism to provide a statement of their needs, as a basis for providing services. This is a still a fairly new...

Independant living for Aspies

Posted by: Benjimillie — last comment almost 8 years ago (1 comment)

How on earth do I start the ball rolling for my 21 year old son who is an \"Aspie\"? He attends mainstream college and is doing A levels but is desperate to be independant and make the move to his own place. He was only diagnosed at the...

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Posted by: /forums — almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

Hey, that\'s poewrufl. Thanks for the news.

Welcome to Living Autism

Posted by: /forums — about 8 years ago (0 comments)

Welcome to Living Autism, please let us have your comments, feedback and suggestions

Autism Daily Tips for 2016

Posted by: Felicity — over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Autism Daily Tips For 2016   1st January - #‎DailyTip Look back over the past 12 months. Record what worked well+what made a difference for you + the person w autism   2nd January - #‎DailyTip List positive interactions you have had and...

Tips to Navigate Party Meltdowns and Travel

Posted by: Felicity — over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Here is an article about navigating meltdowns at party and also travel. Does anyone have any other ideas or suggestions?

Training Courses - ReAttach - a train the trainer construction

Posted by: Felicity — over 3 years ago (0 comments)

ReAttach Therapy Institute are preparing training courses for a new schema therapy for adults and children, ReAttach. The method is young and they are looking for good contacts abroad to organise training courses in your region.   As you can...