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Professor Hastings webchat: archived version finally available! 5 theDudesmummy 24/06/14 09:31
Sudden increase in aggressive meltdowns in 7 yo 13 CurrerBell 23/07/14 18:49
Hospital refusing dd's referral? 5 HauntedNoddyCar 23/07/14 18:36
What are social routines? 3 fairgame 23/07/14 18:33
DLA 1 RatsUnderTheDecking 23/07/14 18:08
I think I have suddenly realised what is going on with dd2 - OCD and more besides! 1 FancyAnOlive 23/07/14 17:49
Excellent advice! 3 TigerLightBurning 23/07/14 17:35
Need help and advice re DS age 8 and possible asd and ADHD. 2 PolterGoose 23/07/14 17:20
Tonsils and adenoids out- operation 11 Tambaboy 23/07/14 17:13
September 14 primary starters! How is everyone feeling about the big leap forward!! 2 autumnsmum 23/07/14 17:06
I suspect DD3 may have mild Aspergers but what should I do? 11 NigellasGuest 23/07/14 17:03
So pleased! 1 Imsuchamess 23/07/14 16:41
Data protection act 8 mmm1 23/07/14 16:27
Meeting with LA to discuss proposed 11 MeirEyaNewAlibi 23/07/14 16:16
Just back from camhs and feel like had a police interview 1 greener2 23/07/14 15:54
Thomas land 5 Littlemisssunshine72 23/07/14 15:16
Ds has just pedalled a trike (with me holding the handle) it was awesome! 4 autumnsmum 23/07/14 14:28
Motilium/Domperidone - anyone's dcs been told to stop? 9 Pixellator 23/07/14 14:18
Full set 1 NoPinkPlease 23/07/14 13:33
Levels at the end of yr1. What does it mean in real terms? 12 Tambaboy 23/07/14 12:17
DS currently medically unfit for school - what will happen for Part 4 if he gets a statement? a 15 ouryve 23/07/14 08:22
Anti depressant - recommedations 1 greener2 23/07/14 08:11
DS on School Action Plus next year - what does this actually mean in practical terms? 9 BoulevardOfB… 22/07/14 22:36
Deletion on long arm of chromosome 14 .. er right ok! 22 beautifulgirls 22/07/14 21:53
Sensory Processing Disorder support thread 57 PolterGoose 22/07/14 21:50
Arghhhh will toilet training work now? 18 TigerLightBurning 22/07/14 21:37
What is the simplest way to teach social skills to teens with As? 7 TheFirstOfHerName 22/07/14 21:23
How do you deal with your child's obsessions? 12 marne2 22/07/14 20:47
Anxiety-self harm 2 victoryinthekitchen 22/07/14 19:16
good article in press today 3 theDudesmummy 22/07/14 19:03
end of term and no aba tutor appointed 1 salondon 22/07/14 18:35
5yo DS excluded from school - what now? 64 iloveithere 22/07/14 18:05
Anyone else had/having marriage trouble? 44 greener2 22/07/14 17:31
Sometimes having a SN child is just rubbish 103 Sahkoora 22/07/14 14:48
Tinsley House Support Thread Part 4!!! 487 notapizzaeater 22/07/14 10:21
Could anyone recommend a tutor for 1:1 school support 5 juleslovesjewels 22/07/14 09:25
requested to see DS school records. What should I be looking for? 10 2boysnamedR 21/07/14 23:10
Support/Information sharing thread for parents of children with CP - part 3 192 Bedsheets4knickers 21/07/14 21:39
Preparing for the Annual Review 3 salondon 21/07/14 21:02
Teaching assistants - best practice 4 jumboartbox 21/07/14 19:49
Advice re cutting SN toddlers hair 14 bluecoconut 21/07/14 18:39
I think DS1 (ASD) needs to see a behavioural optometrist - can anyone advise? 9 OneStepForwa… 21/07/14 18:34
Using a pushchair for walking refusals 27 autumnsmum 21/07/14 13:22
Headsprout now available as an IPad app 8 Tambaboy 21/07/14 13:22
If you have an Aspergers child….. 10 1805 21/07/14 11:57
Truly excellent Dyslexia book needed 5 r3dh3d 21/07/14 10:53
Mother of ASD child. 89 NoHaudinMaWheest 21/07/14 10:18
If only there was a rule book! 2 PolterGoose 21/07/14 09:10
Staggering pronouncements from "professionals& quot; 15 Glittery7 20/07/14 23:14
Discharged from OT service!! Help needed for activities and skills to work on. 6 EllenJanesth… 20/07/14 20:59
Employment issues if you have processing problems, please help. 3 headlesslambrini 20/07/14 18:02
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