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Professor Hastings webchat: archived version finally available! 5 theDudesmummy 24/06/14 09:31
taadaa shiny new gastrostomy support thread no.3 tube feeding support 642 ilovemonstersInc 29/07/14 15:42
Can't mumsnet do a campaign? 11 MPs at autism and education debate 19 tryingtokeepintune 29/07/14 15:23
School staff and school holidays 16 NoRunAround 29/07/14 15:11
Things to do in Suffolk? 15 Lesuffolkandnorfolk 29/07/14 14:37
Integrated Listening... 1 salondon 29/07/14 14:16
What a difference a day makes ! 4 Babieseverywhere 29/07/14 13:55
Meeting with LA to discuss proposed 21 KeepOnKeepingOn1 29/07/14 13:36
Trouble at school - I am probably being unreasonable, but I don't know what to do. 191 Fav 29/07/14 12:58
Working options with a child with ASD starting reception. 10 tacal 29/07/14 12:43
What NC level is entry3? 3 colettemum3 29/07/14 10:44
To chase a asd diagnosis or not (again!) 7 2boysnamedR 29/07/14 10:23
Support/Information sharing thread for parents of children with CP - part 3 207 Bedsheets4knickers 29/07/14 10:15
Blinging up a child's wheelchair - Help! 1 spababe 29/07/14 09:10
5yo DS excluded from school - what now? 67 Icimoi 29/07/14 08:25
i just want ds to sleep�� ; 76 Dreamstosell 28/07/14 22:48
I want to make a "Distraction Box" for ds at school. Does this sound like a good idea, and what else should I put in it? 3 Fav 28/07/14 22:03
Independent supporters 18 2tirednot2fight 28/07/14 21:51
The day has come - dd2 is off to start her theatre career ;-) 11 PolterGoose 28/07/14 17:30
I suspect DD3 may have mild Aspergers but what should I do? 30 ToffeeWhirl 28/07/14 15:53
Roundtable on inclusion in education 7 MeirEyaNewAlibi 28/07/14 15:32
Staggering pronouncements from "professionals& quot; 28 ToffeeWhirl 28/07/14 12:18
DS2 cried, actually cried at a sad bit in a film!!! 6 troutsprout 28/07/14 09:49
Claiming costs for an adjourned SENDIST hearing - Request for application format/template & advice 7 KeepOnKeepingOn1 28/07/14 07:14
Dh - are they all useless with special needs kids or just mine :( ?!? 10 KeepOnKeepingOn1 28/07/14 06:59
Laptop in school question. 20 streakybacon 28/07/14 06:53
Mother of ASD child. 90 LoveYouDarling 28/07/14 00:20
Need help and advice re DS age 8 and possible asd and ADHD. 8 1805 27/07/14 18:58
What is the simplest way to teach social skills to teens with As? 16 Penneyanne 27/07/14 17:53
Hospital refusing dd's referral? 28 KeepOnKeepingOn1 27/07/14 12:52
Noise isolation headphones for children 5 MeirEyaNewAlibi 27/07/14 11:21
Anyone's DC off to board as SS this September? 3 SchoolHolsTOWIE 27/07/14 09:43
If you have an Aspergers child….. 12 streakybacon 27/07/14 08:30
Emerging motor disorder...genetic disorder...metabolic disorder...?????! 4 missbluebird 26/07/14 22:55
Mainstream & social difficulties out of school 7 MeirEyaNewAlibi 26/07/14 10:09
Full set 7 Schoolsoutforsummer 26/07/14 10:06
Anxiety-self harm 9 Schoolsoutforsummer 26/07/14 10:00
Fed up with summer holidays already - it's too long!!!! 6 ShropshireLady 26/07/14 09:45
New charity funds ABA 5 sickofsocall… 26/07/14 09:03
Assessment for asd help 1 Sarahsimpson121 26/07/14 01:13
Who is allowed to diagnose ASD? 25 zzzzz 26/07/14 01:08
Please someone help? Life is hell!! 58 FancyAnOlive 25/07/14 22:06
VNS surgery 5 tempe48 25/07/14 21:55
Feels like the thing that will push me over edge 12 cansu 25/07/14 21:52
Sensory Processing Disorder support thread 62 PolterGoose 25/07/14 20:29
Springfield academy calne 4 Loulabelle2004 25/07/14 19:10
How do you deal with your child's obsessions? 14 ShropshireLady 25/07/14 18:16
Data protection act 9 ohnoalfie 25/07/14 14:27
Help! Need extra large nappies or pull ups for DS 5 Pinkrose1 25/07/14 09:06
Ds has just pedalled a trike (with me holding the handle) it was awesome! 10 zzzzz 24/07/14 23:21
Pls help . Child with SPD waking so early with tummy pains .... 9 Alfiedoggy 24/07/14 21:47
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