Woman who says she has aspergers is kicked out of cinema for laughing too loud.

It's a massive subject, more Asperger's people are high end than classic Autism, More boys have Asperger's more women have classic Autism. I know now your son has a diagnosis you will continue to make progress with him, and wish you and yours all the best.
He's about to change over to High School which is a massive worry for us.. We've put him forward for a Special Needs school and a High School near Palace Barracks with an ASD unit.
If he gets neither I dunno what we'll do as he'd be fresh meat in a local school in East Belfast. He's just so gullible and has no interest in other peoples interests. He'll only associate with other people in school if they're into whatever he decides he likes that day.

My Daughters just been diagnosed with ASD as well but she has been gotten to alot quicker and will be staying in Special Education through Prinary School as she has speech problems. Just waiting on an ADHD assessment now for the past 12 months with another 6 months plus to wait.
 

Fang_Farrier

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It's a massive subject, more Asperger's people are high end than classic Autism, More boys have Asperger's more women have classic Autism. I know now your son has a diagnosis you will continue to make progress with him, and wish you and yours all the best.

Slight correction, more boys are diagnosed with Aspergers than girls but that's because they are more often misdiagnosed.
 
Slight correction, more boys are diagnosed with Aspergers than girls but that's because they are more often misdiagnosed.
Girls mask their symptoms easier than boys as they get older?
 

ches

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Isn't it strange that the posters who were earlier bumping their gums & mashing their keyboards about how the minority of ppl who do have genuine illnesses or conditions should be pretty much ignored & not catered for in access or amenity provision, have now gone quiet following the postings of users with children with such conditions.
 
Possible to split the thread to a genuine ASD thread?

Slight correction, more boys are diagnosed with Aspergers than girls but that's because they are more often misdiagnosed.

Also a view girls "can't be Autistic" so parents tend not to pursue it. That is my own observation not any fact.
 

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I've got a couple of kids with ASD and it's usually other teens/kids with that cause the bother then them. Having ASD doesn't mean your not apart from social rules but it doesn't mean you can be mocked by a fucktard because of your disability either. Bet the **** wouldn't say it infront of someone's face but in the dark like a little pussy.
 

Madjock72

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Possible to split the thread to a genuine ASD thread?



Also a view girls "can't be Autistic" so parents tend not to pursue it. That is my own observation not any fact.

It's usually the senco at the school or a doctor that usually spouts this shit. We had a doctor say to us that you wouldnt know to look at him he had ASD. Or last month the dentist told us while with our son that he usually deals with the Crazies never seen a bloke move so fast to apologise he didn't mean our son etc etc. Wife told him where he could shove his drills and tools in front of the whole surgery and that she would be reporting him.
Good idea to have an ADS thread because I've got a weird feeling service people have a high amount of kids with ASD.
 
It's usually the senco at the school or a doctor that usually spouts this shit. We had a doctor say to us that you wouldnt know to look at him he had ASD. Or last month the dentist told us while with our son that he usually deals with the Crazies never seen a bloke move so fast to apologise he didn't mean our son etc etc. Wife told him where he could shove his drills and tools in front of the whole surgery and that she would be reporting him.
Good idea to have an ADS thread because I've got a weird feeling service people have a high amount of kids with ASD.
My wee lads P7 teacher is the ex SENCO and now the safeguarding adult in school.

Everytime something happens with my Son she tries to tell his Mum how such and such is different with her Autistic Nephew..
Come the next Parent Teacher meeting she was told that her Nephew isn't the principal concern in the equation and she can shove her opinions up her hole..

My wee lads been bullied this year and she couldn't give two flying fcuks in my opinion..it took his classroom assistant to see it in the playground before it was acknowledged as happening by the school.

Long story cut short his Educational Phycologist has called in an assessment service into the school to conduct an audit on the school due to issues around kids with SEN.
 

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He's about to change over to High School which is a massive worry for us.. We've put him forward for a Special Needs school and a High School near Palace Barracks with an ASD unit.
If he gets neither I dunno what we'll do as he'd be fresh meat in a local school in East Belfast. He's just so gullible and has no interest in other peoples interests. He'll only associate with other people in school if they're into whatever he decides he likes that day.

My Daughters just been diagnosed with ASD as well but she has been gotten to alot quicker and will be staying in Special Education through Prinary School as she has speech problems. Just waiting on an ADHD assessment now for the past 12 months with another 6 months plus to wait.

You may be mistaking gullibility with the inability to process emotions, verbal context and read nonverbal cues which isn't uncommon for ASD it makes virtually impossible to spot a liar or a friend from an enemy and leaves them vulnerable to manipulation and things like financial abuse. If he hasn't got an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) look into getting one as soon as possible as it provides some guarantee of a level of support with occupational therapy input. The EHCP covers them up to 26, you will need to think ahead because new traits can emerge over time.
 
You may be mistaking gullibility with the inability to process emotions, verbal context and read nonverbal cues which isn't uncommon for ASD it makes virtually impossible to spot a liar or a friend from an enemy and leaves them vulnerable to manipulation and things like financial abuse. If he hasn't got an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) look into getting one as soon as possible as it provides some guarantee of a level of support with occupational therapy input. The EHCP covers them up to 26, you will need to think ahead because new traits can emerge over time.
He has a Statement of Education and has been refered for occupational therapy by the Autism Intervention team.. only problem is the community OT department has discharged him before he's even attended a session :scratch:
 

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He has a Statement of Education and has been refered for occupational therapy by the Autism Intervention team.. only problem is the community OT department has discharged him before he's even attended a session :scratch:

That's a bit odd have you put in a formal complaint because the O/T work informs much of the support. I'd still go for the EHCP as it requires an O/T assessment by a O/T specialising in sensory needs. To be honest we had to engage lawyer specialising in educational law because of the amount of fannying around we got from the LEA, school and his college, as my son is the client he qualifies for legal aid as it would have been beyond our pocket.
 

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It's usually the senco at the school or a doctor that usually spouts this shit. We had a doctor say to us that you wouldnt know to look at him he had ASD. Or last month the dentist told us while with our son that he usually deals with the Crazies never seen a bloke move so fast to apologise he didn't mean our son etc etc. Wife told him where he could shove his drills and tools in front of the whole surgery and that she would be reporting him.
Good idea to have an ADS thread because I've got a weird feeling service people have a high amount of kids with ASD.

Need help with the dentist and autism? I wrote the pamphlet on it!

And several articles.

And delivered training.
 
That's a bit odd have you put in a formal complaint because the O/T work informs much of the support. I'd still go for the EHCP as it requires an O/T assessment by a O/T specialising in sensory needs. To be honest we had to engage lawyer specialising in educational law because of the amount of fannying around we got from the LEA, school and his college, as my son is the client he qualifies for legal aid as it would have been beyond our pocket.
The Missus still hasn't heard back from them after leaving a message when ringing up at the start of the week to enquire why we recoeved a letter to say he'd been discharged. She's ringing back tomorrow and if needs must will contact his Pediatrician to push it.

I believe a Statement of Education Needs is the old school EHCP. I don't know if EHCP plans have started in Northern Ireland yet as my Daughter also has a Statement of Education Needs and has not long undergone her annual review of the SEN
 

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The Missus still hasn't heard back from them after leaving a message when ringing up at the start of the week to enquire why we recoeved a letter to say he'd been discharged. She's ringing back tomorrow and if needs must will contact his Pediatrician to push it.

I believe a Statement of Education Needs is the old school EHCP. I don't know if EHCP plans have started in Northern Ireland yet as my Daughter also has a Statement of Education Needs and has not long undergone her annual review of the SEN


One helpful hint is never to complain to the department involved but find out which organisation they belong to whether it is Health board or Council and complain direct to chief executive of that organisation.

Tends to work far faster.
 
Girls mask their symptoms easier than boys as they get older?

This is very true.
My oldest daughter (20) is ASD, extremely high functioning but unable to care for herself properly in so many ways, ie. managing money, dealing with people, interpersonal relationships. due to her ECHP and level of difficulties she has a place in a supported living unit (own flat but on site helpers) but the battle of coping with her feelings and emotions has led to multiple self harm attempts.

Whereas I have had the battle from hell getting diagnosis and help for my youngest daughter. Even though the signs were clear to us they were put down as not being autism as they were different to the 'classic' Aspergers signs of boys like eye contact and fascinated with trains etc. After that they pointed the finger at mimicking her sister, bad parenting, pretty much anything they could to deny it... The trigger for them finally taking it seriously was, again, self harm.

As for me - I was 'officially' diagnosed at 41 years old (in fact it was the running joke for the last few years since my oldest was diagnosed that the girls had got it from me) - in hindsight it was bloody obvious to everyone and answers all sort of questions about problems I've had in the past. Its a real help to actually have the diagnosis written down to wave in peoples faces though.
 
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BigT

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The Missus still hasn't heard back from them after leaving a message when ringing up at the start of the week to enquire why we recoeved a letter to say he'd been discharged. She's ringing back tomorrow and if needs must will contact his Pediatrician to push it.

I believe a Statement of Education Needs is the old school EHCP. I don't know if EHCP plans have started in Northern Ireland yet as my Daughter also has a Statement of Education Needs and has not long undergone her annual review of the SEN

I had a quick look and your right NI is still under the SEN but it carry all the same elements as an EHCP. We found it important to make sure health needs are covered within the school environment as well as the educational needs because in our case it was the health issues that were the main bar to learning particularly depression.

Fang Farrier is right about complaining over the head of the problem, we always used it as a bargaining chip but carried through if we were not getting any results, we went of Ofsted over the inadequate support at secondary school it caused a proper shit storm.
 
Used to have a couple with a severely autistic son living above me. It wouldn't even speak and refused to walk anywhere outside their flat. Inside their flat it was continually running, bouncing off walls, doors etc. And screaming it's head off. Not much fun to listen to at Stupid O' Clock in the morning.

Fat, lazy bitch of a mother didn't care, her husband spent as much time away as possible - not that I blame him - and the council were, of course, useless.

Eventually Fat Bitch realised that her retard was getting too heavy to haul up the stairs in a buggy and the council rehoused her in a ground floor flat.

That was years ago. I recently heard from a mate that Fat Bitch's husband finally dumped her. She's looking after the retard on her own. As it's grown older, it's become more violent; she's is regularly seen with bruises, scratches and bite marks.

Couldn't happen to a nicer cnut:)
 

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