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      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   06/04/2017

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  1. Anyone else seen this? Outraged!

    are you sure we cant use rude words on this forum? Oh well just as well really. People like that need to live with a family with a child/children with AS/ASD. What gives her the right to accuse us of being bad parents...we spend all our time trying to do what is right for our kids and then you get some stupid woman, whose children I am sure are little angels !?!?!, telling us what we do right or wrong. no wonder we have so many problems with people reading c**p like that. Supersec
  2. just to say hi

    hello and welcome!
  3. just sharing our news

    well done and congratulations big hugs to you all! <'> I know exactly where you are coming from having J just been accepted at our local special school. well done!
  4. MMR. Pressure from health visitor

    Hi have just paid for Jamie's (nt) individual jabs with a company called Direct Health 2000 if you go on line and type that in you will find their web site, fill the details in and they will send you a form. They do clinics pretty much all over as far as I know but you might have to check if it is in your area. I am paying ?345 for the three jabs. Worth it for me tho. Best of luck and you will make the right choice for you and your child. Keep smiling Supersec
  5. Confirmed.

    Bullett Glad to hear that you have a diagnosis albeit a little unclear. Take your time and be prepared a for a lot of mixed emotions - mine are still all over the place nearly two years after diagnosis - you are on the best site for help and information. Sending you lots of these <'> <'> Supersec
  6. MMR. Pressure from health visitor

    Very difficult one. I have decided that JJ (ASD) is not having his booster and his brother (NT) is having the jabs done individually. I dont think it causes ASD but sure as hell makes it worse. If you want the individual jabs type in Directhealth 2000 and they do clinics all over the place, I am paying ?320 for my baby to have his but it is worth it to me. hope you can decide what to do and remember it is your child who you have to look after not some stupid HV who thinks she knows best. Lots of love and hugs supersec
  7. Had first meeting with BP on Monday and he has asked us to go back without Julian. He has indicated that he wishes to discuss what is likely to happen in the near future with Julian. He is a very nice man and he was very good with Julian,. just a bit nervous at what he is going to say. Any hints or advice?
  8. my good news!

    ohh how exciting for you - getting broody now better not tell hubby he will leave! lots of blue vibes coming your way! supersec
  9. I have DLA forms now what??

    lots of luck - took me a while but i did it eventually. For the questions that asked for minutes I put that i could not give a detailed time as each time was different and that it could be from x minutes to x minutes as a rough guide or when I got fed up with writing that I put "as long as it takes"! Keep smiling Supersec xxx
  10. mainstream or special school?????

    I agree with what has been said above. For me and my ds special school was really the only option. As he is pretty much non-verbal the thought of putting him in mainstream school scared me to death. Worried about bullying and him just not making progress, he cannot cope with lots of noise and distractions. We were very lucky to get him a place at a local special school which he starts at in September. Go with your gut instinct as everyone else has said Hope it all works out for you Supersec x
  11. a bit silly but i'm so pleased

    Yahoo! How very exciting - I know how I felt when JJ first jumped helped along by his very enthusiastic bouncy cousin! He showed JJ how to bounce on the bed first which makes it a bit easier! Carry on with the wine! Supersec x
  12. Martian in the playground

    Thanks for that link Brook - will look in to it. Am struggling with "nobody nowhere" probably because it is all a little to close for comfort! Have perservered and am nearly at the end. Have laughed and cried reading this. Will start the Martian book soon. Supersec
  13. Happy Mothers Day.

    I had a lovely card which Julian had tried to write his name in (with a lot of help from daddy) and daddy had signed Jamie's name and a plant pot of african violets! ohh bless makes me well up thinking of it! me a mummy! Have a lovely day all you mums and lets hope it is not too stressful for us! lots of hugs Supersec x
  14. my good news!

    Congratulations to you! You must be so happy Big hugs all round - hope the morning (day night any other time of the day) sickness is not too bad! Supersec
  15. One word association

  16. Martian in the playground

    I have just been recommened this book by the behavioural psychologist and i was too wondering whether or not to read it as JJ is ASD rather than AS. I have got it and intend to start reading it when I have finised reading Donna Williams "nobody nowhere". Any other good books than can be recommended would be appreciated. Thanks Supersec
  17. 'MMR fears coming true'

    Pingu sending you both big hugs <'> I am so convinced now that the booster is a bad idea that i have completely refused to let Julian have it. Hoping for some results with the homeopothy. Supersec xx
  18. One word association

  19. 'MMR fears coming true'

    This subject is such a minefield. My head spins whenever I think too hard about it. I am sure that the MMR made Julian's autism so much worse - he was always slightly odd as a baby so think it may be something he was born with. I am not having Jamie's MMR done in the triple and am looking at getting them done individually. People tell me not to be selfish and that if Julian has his mmr then it is better he regresses than gets measles. (I am sure some of you will remember the thread about that one!). no one said being a parent was easy. Supersec
  20. Will be MIA

    big hugs coming your way xxx
  21. One word association

  22. Chuffed (2) :-)

    Way to go! How exciting!
  23. I've been on the rampage

    poor you what a nightmare. Stupid people never listen to us parents - who knows our kids best??!?!?!?!? them by all accounts it would seem. cannot offer any real words of wisdom but sending you lots of <'> <'> Supersec
  24. He's back!!!!!!!!!!!

    great news you must be so happy! <'> <'> <'>
  25. Had a phone call this afternoon from the Lea confirming that Julian will be given a place at ********* in September - so stunned because I really thought I would have to fight to the ends of the world for this. Will post more when i remember how to speak! Supersec