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Autism brother

What do you let you kids or adults w/ different abilities do that others will not?

I have a brother w/ autism and he had 6 brain surgeries as such our (me and my mom) caring for hi...

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love_my_boys

Speech Therapy

Hi I'm after some info from people who have had their children in speech therapy.... My DS1 is 5...

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I know this is an old post, but it came up in my searches for speech therapy topics. We can definitely speak first hand to the benef...

dakr

Autism risk

My wife and I had an unplanned pregnancy. We're about 5 weeks into it now. We are torn betwe...

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CaCy83

Low Muscle Tone

Hi Everyone! Well today my 11 month old DS had his first Physio assessment and he was diagnosed ...

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Hi just wondering what type of exercises help a toddler with low muscle tone learn to walk?

Izzyjunefran

Angelman syndrome... Heart broken

Hi all im the mum of a beautiful daughter whom has angelman syndrome including complex seisure...

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Moniquefenech

hypotonic one year old

My one year old daughter has been diagnosed with global developmental delay including gross motor...

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I have an almost 9 month old who suffered brain damage and a Stroke at birth. She only started holding her own head up a few months ...

Choo choo

Epilepsy

Hello Just thought I would start this thread. My dd is 5 and has a rare genetic syndrome as well...

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Hi, my DD has a rare condition too that causes her to have seizures as well. Coping wise I can't really give any tips other the...

bubba27

ADHD & Concerta

Hi there ladies, My 9 year old son has ADHD & has been on concerta for 3 months now. Before thi...

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Hi, My son is 7 and was diagnosed with Adhd when he was 5. The time has come to making a decision about medication and i'm no...

Piwiten

Low Tone

Hi My daughter is 15 months old and has low tone, she can sit on her own but can only put a littl...

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Hi. Thanks for that. They don't know why she is low tone, have had loads of tests done for lots of things but all is normal. It...

misterno123

9 month old has low muscle tone / hypotonia in Houston

Hello all We live in Houston our first baby born on December 23, 2014. He is a little over 9 mon...

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Ri Rose

Fundraising/Crowdsourcing for equipment, travel exp, & treatment or therapy

Have been Fundraising for 2 yrs now as I have struggled to cover the expenses invovled with many ...

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Hi there, I do a lot of fundraising but not as a job, just volunteering. I must admit it's not easy, it's a hard job th...

Alexandra_Blue

Dyspraxia, anyone?

Hi all, Just wondering if there is anyone out there with a dyspraxic child. You may have been tol...

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Hey Plebbs! Bella was exclusively breastfed from day one - it took us a while to get established but she was a trooper. I can't...

2 maybe 3?

Bub's with cleft lip/palate

Hi all! I noticed an old post and thought id start a new one! Im a mum of a 19 month old "cleft...

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Hi! Its nice to find a group that all understand the cleft babies! My son, Jyden, was born in april 2009. He had an unilateral clef...

All mummies and daddies with beautiful cleft palate babies - c'mon in!

HIya Thought I would start a thread for us parents with clefties! My DS was born with among oth...

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Hi! Its nice to find a group that all understand the cleft babies! My son, Jyden, was born in april 2009. He had an unilateral clef...

Hattie2013

Autism spectrum

I was wondering if any mums or dads out there could offer advice on pre teen autism spectrum. I h...

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Thank you Raspberry Sundae, lots of great info there

*Kris*

Picky eating

I have three children ... Two being special needs ... Some of the biggest daily challenges I face...

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Fearsome

Baby with Stoma, support? Products.

Our four month old baby was born with a complex heart condition. After undergoing her first major...

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Lol. Good to know that you managed to get some help from what was said on here. bumping incase anyone else has any more advice for ...

Hplatts79-890

DS1- ADHD & DS#3- multiply non specific diagnosis...

My 1st son Linsley is a wonderful child who was diagnosed at 5y/o with ADHD. We really are lucky ...

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WillowGirl

adhd and ODD

Just wondering if anyone has used or can recommend a good pead that specialises in behaviour bris...

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*Yummy-Mummy-3*

Really need some help and advice please.. O.D.D??

Hello everyone, My partner and I have 3 gorgeous boys, DS1- 7, DS2-6 DS3- 5. When i was pregnan...

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SwediesPie- Hello, We are in QLD. Im going to see a peadiatric Therapist on friday. Thanks for you help it is greatly appreciated. ...

kristin5

Hirschsprung's Disease - Ryley's story

Ryley had perfect Apgars when he was born on October 3 2006 (I was induced at 39 weeks as I had p...

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Hello, My son Rylee was born at 29 weeks weighing a tiny 2p 12oz. He was diagnosed at 3 weeks old with HD. He had a stoma for 8 mon...

Windmill

Unique - some info for you.

This is info on the Autism Advisor Program http://www.autism.org.au/services-we-provide/au... A...

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Windmill

Autism Flash Blog 2013

If any autism parents (or others) are interested, there was a Flash Blog organised in retaliation...

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Very interesting read, thanks, Windmill

Finally my ds has his diagnosis!

I'm glad you have the answers now you'll be able to better help your boy. My dd1 also h...

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You have to be a strong parent to deal with this kind of thing. I'm on a similar story, writing about it actually, if you'...

More then one child

Oh dear, it sounds like you have your hands full. I don't have two children with special nee...

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I have 4 special needs kids - all autistic and one also ADHD. I think that the best thing you can probably do for your family is t...

Now we know

GBH, my Dh was an ADD child and his mother saw an immediate change once on medication. Just wante...

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Windmill

TED talk - Autism Spectrum Disorder

If anyone is interested.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1HQKB2txgY

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thanks.

Windmill

Alternative treatments ASD. Lock

I’m not trying to start an argument; my comment is just about the video linked in the other threa...

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Hi There For anyone who is having dark feelings please be aware that Beyond Blue is a fantastic resource for anyone who is experien...

ADHD

Well ADHD is neurological, it would mean that his brain is different. It isn't anything to d...

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Hi Often when kiddies have difficulty sitting still there may be some underlying difficulties with sensory processing. Although m...

soccer_star

Introducing a new baby into a home with a violent child?

Hi all, this is my very 1st post I've been looking for a parenting forum to ask some advice...

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Mrs_D

ADHD and O.DD

Hello, I am seeking other parents who have children with O.D.D for support. My son, 10, was dia...

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My daughter was diagnosed with the same aprox 4 years ago. She is medicated with Rubifen 10mg 3 x a day and it does manage a lot of ...

bizikids

Carers payment for Auditory processing disorder, Dyslexia and Global sensory disorder.

Hi everyone. My 8 yo dd has recently been diagnosed with APD, Dyslexia and Global sensory disord...

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i had to call them today inregards to careers payment etc, We will be getting inregards to my neice, but i know there is a form that...

Tori2392

ASD and GDD

My 3 year old daughter has autism spectrum disorder and a global developmental delay. She has som...

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I'm in Newcastle It's so good to hear that there are other people out there!! Obviously you know that there are but when ...

Jo_-265

Weighted Vests and Blankets

My 3 year old has Global Developmental Delay. We're looking at genetic disorders but have no...

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My DS (6) has a weighted lap bag that he uses at school to help him to sit still and concentrate during table-top tasks. I have a nu...

Butter_Flyaway

Vechile

Hi so our little family has started fianly it is all happenign DH and I think we need to upgrade ...

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Personally I don't think xtrail would have enough space for you. What about a territory? Or if you want a sedan Toyota camry&#x...

savagegardengirl

Single parent with Autistic child

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone on here is a single parent with a child on the Autism Spe...

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Hi, I have a 4 year old who received a diagnosis of asd Pdd Nos and adhd January this year. My 12 year old has been diagnosed add a...

GarfieldRules

New friends to follow on this site and keep in touch with

Hi guys, I was hoping there would be some lovely mum's out there who would only be too happy to ...

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Thankyou everybody who replied. I am overwelmed by your offers to keep in touch. Thanks so much. xx

KSB2D0

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

I was just wondering if anyone had had a baby or pregnancy where CDH has been diagnosed? This is...

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Hi, my boy was diagnosed with a CHD at 23 weeks, we were shocked and heartbroken, given a 50% chance of survival, we given the optio...

GarfieldRules

Toilet Training question

Hi, my 3yr old boy who has a severe speech disorder is doing wee's in the toilet. He will only l...

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Thanks guys for your input. Much appreciated. xx

GarfieldRules

Biological clock ticking

Hi, I am just putting this post out there more to air my feelings. I have a 17yr old girl and a ...

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Thankyou all so much for your posts. You have all certainly given me some food for thought. It truly brings a tear to the eye to k...