Well I really do not like talking about poo, it's not one of my most favourite subjects really but it certainly needs to be discussed. The problems of pooing on the toilet are I know, not only unique to my son who is aged 5 .
Jo Worgan is a Senior Writer and Current Events Reporter for the Online Autism Daily Newspaper, Autism Daily Newscast www.autismdailynewscast.com. She is also a freelance Columnist for the regional newspaperthe Lancaster Guardian. She has self published two books about her youngest son who has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The documentary itself is a short film which is hard hitting, powerful and emotional. It features celebrities who talk about their own personal experiences of bullying and hate crime as well as the views of Leo Andrade-Martinez who is mother to a grown up son on the autistic spectrum.
29/01/2014 15:05 GMT
I look at ways in which to enable and help my son Tom, live his life to the best of his ability with the use of early interventions, sensory play activities and the use of visual timetables. I find the word 'cure' and the connotations of this that a person on the autistic spectrum can be made 'all better' and therefore fixed very unsettling.
24/01/2014 17:07 GMT
This week we received a tactile sensory suitcase from the charity, Cerebra. I have had the pleasure in using many of Cerebra's fantastic services over the past couple of years to help both myself and my young autistic son.
14/01/2014 10:23 GMT
This week signals the end of the Christmas holidays and the return to school. I love having my children home for the holidays but I absolutely dread the return to school. For my youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum this total change in routine is very upsetting for him and you can visibly see his anxiety levels rising.
07/01/2014 12:55 GMT
We recently attended a private play session at a local soft play centre; this was for children with additional and special needs, their siblings and parents. My youngest son Tom, aged 5 has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
31/12/2013 11:53 GMT
This year Christmas at school is a happy occasion. Tom is taking part in the Christmas festivities at school, he attends Hillside Specialist School for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Longridge Preston and he is a different little boy to a year ago all because of this wonderful school.
19/12/2013 11:23 GMT
Professionals are confused as to what diagnostic tool to use. They believe that the whole diagnostic system is not clear. They state that the NHS recognise and should use the ICD-10 diagnostic tool but that professionals within the NHS 'state they diagnose to what the DSM-V states and often misunderstanding what is within it.'
18/12/2013 10:14 GMT
Anna Kennedy Online: Largest UK Survey on Autism Diagnosis, Now Let's Hope the Government Takes Action
One of the key findings from the survey was the length of time many parents and carers had to wait in gaining a diagnosis; over half the recipients had to wait over five years. This is disgraceful. Early intervention as we all know is absolutely vital in giving these children the absolute best start in life. By delaying the diagnostic process these chances are diminished.
16/12/2013 13:33 GMT
At the moment my son aged 5 has a Statement of Educational Needs and attends a Specialist ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) School which is out of county. Therefore the proposed changes and how they could affect my son in his future educational life are of importance to me.
12/12/2013 14:52 GMT
Susan Boyle by talking openly about her diagnosis and the length of time that it has taken to eventually be diagnosed have most certainly opened the floodgates for other women to come forwards and share their experiences.
09/12/2013 15:47 GMT
Life is hard enough for carers; I myself am one to my young son. Many carers are already isolated due to the nature of caring for their child or other relative and for any carer the limitation of earnings will probably force them to make the unwanted decision to stop working.
09/12/2013 12:37 GMT
Many people ask me why I support Kevin as my son is only five years of age; the answer that I give is that he will become an adult on the autistic spectrum. I have no idea about how he will adapt to life as an adult and what level of support he will need, none of us know what the future holds.
03/12/2013 12:53 GMT
I am a mum to two young sons, aged very nearly seven and five years old. My youngest son Tom has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Having him literally changed my life. However this is not a doom and gloom story, life changed that is all. It's not all bad.
29/11/2013 12:01 GMT
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