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If your son or daughter is receptive, it might be a good idea to watch these together and discuss them. For those living in Sydney, Aspect is running a workshop on dating in Burwood on the 9th and 16th May. Click here for more information. This is a book and a sex educational programme on all aspects of sexuality, dating and forming sexual relationships for people on the spectrum. Believe it or not, WikiHow also has some interesting pages on flirting , kissing and getting a date. These step by step pages can be just what our sons or daughters need.

If you are feeling like things are never going to come together for your son or daughter, remember dating is tricky for everyone but there is hope! If your son or daughter learns best with simple explanations and visual supports you might find the handout on friendships and dating from Shine SA helpful. You can d ownload it here. Young people Parents Dating and relationships Relationships with other people can be one of the trickiest things for all young people to contend with, and none are more tricky than romantic relationships. Special Olympics Increasingly these days young people are turning to online dating sites to find potential partners.

Although this may seem like a quick and easy way to meet people, there can also be pitfalls which you should be aware of. You can learn more about using dating sites here on the Reachout website. Preparing to meet someone new Make sure you are looking and smelling! If you need some tips, take a look at our Personal Hygiene section.

A shower and a quick grooming session before you head out is a must. If you aren't sure about what to wear get advice from family or friends Getting to know someone requires good conversation skills. How to show someone that you are interested in them as a romantic partner Flirting is the way we show someone that we are interested in them.!

Dating etiquette and maintaining healthy relationships Once you find someone who you are interested in and who is interested in you, there are a number of things that you can do that will make it more likely that your dates will go well and the relationship may develop Take care with your appearance i. Feeling a bit sluggish after the festive fun?

Details of a free open session for autistic children and their families to enjoy the museum in a relaxed atmosphere. Some truly inspirational stories. Stories that will touch the hearts of everyone. Mighty believe in the power of stories, the strength of communities and the beauty of the human spirit.

The Thing is a simple story poetically told by a loving mother of a 7 year old boy with High Functioning Aspergers. Written to fill the hole she had found in this very niche market. Having a friend to support you can be invaluable. Sometimes, parents find it difficult to express their belief in and support for their children in ways the latter will be inspired by.

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and he handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on.

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I would just love to give hope to all parents out there by showing them my video. Since her young son was diagnosed as autistic, Sara Dunn has been attempting to help "challenge the myths surrounding autism" with a camera. As soon as that pregnancy test shows positive or that adoption call is received, your world changes. Your hopes and dreams are modified to include hopes and dreams for your children. Can an app for Google Glass offer a path out of autism? Autism Support Network have a video segment by autism pioneer Dr.

Tony Attwood who returns to answer questions about autism. In this installment, Dr. Attwood talks about how to assist your AS child with the death of a loved. Autism Daily Newscast report on news in and around the autistic spectrum. Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists.

I remember the day my mother told me that my son could possibly be autistic, most parents would probably cry with sorrow due to the unknown. I cried with relief. We are delighted to announce the finalists.

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We had a fantastic selection of entries across all categories. Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are facilitating a study being run by Newcastle University looking into the lives and experiences of adults on the austistic spectrum and their relatives. Autistic actor Talia Grant is joining the cast of Hollyoaks to play autistic character Brooke Hathaway, who will appear in the village in June. We have been asked if we would circulate an online survey, the Autism and Bilingualism Census, addressed to all adults over 16 years old on the autism spectrum, including monolinguals and multilinguals alike.

A proposed new charity, for upholding public law legal rights to health and social care. Art For Autism celebrated it's fourth great year. The competition was a huge success attracting over 1, entrants from all over the UK, and from as far afield as America and India!

The competition was opened again on Monday 13th April ! We would like to invite you to submit artwork for a national exhibition and competition of art created by people of all ages who have a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Condition. The dance has great health benefits for children with autism.

Teacher Portia Abernathy maintains that dance not only does the body good but is also therapy for the mind and soul. Most parents of children on the autism spectrum worry about their offspring's future. Alex is a young man who has faced many difficulties in his life. He was diagnosed with autism when he was four years of age. How to ensure that your child travels safely and how to prepare them at home for an upcoming trip.

How autistic genius Stephen Wiltshire drew his amazing picture of London's skyline. We are a UK charity that works hard to make the dreams of children and young people aged suffering from serious and life-limiting conditions come true. At the moment we are working hard to raise the profile of the charity in the North of the country by trying to reach as many deserving children and young people as possible!

Early diagnosis could curb or stop autism symptoms. The Financial Conduct Authority have published an easy read guide on everyday banking, aimed at helping autistic consumers better understand financial services. Ellie has Tourette's syndrome and Ben has autism. Both are desperate to find work and have super strengths that would benefit employers.

Now they have the chance to prove it. Sign up for our monthly newsletters that will update you on anything going on with us, any fun opportunities coming up, and any articles relating to the SEN community! Our workshops aim to help families navigate the system of support for children with special educational needs and disability SEND in schools and colleges. Gambado offers children with Autism and Special Educational Needs Disabilities the chance to play, learn, run free and explore in a fun, safe and stimulating environment, that they would usually find overwhelming.

George the Poet says people who joke about autism are "ignorant". A LEIGH mum is bringing a new twist to cherishing a good book after launching a business dedicated to unusual art made from old volumes. Do you want to avoid trick-or-treat tantrums and meltdowns? Not everyone understands the challenges facing Autistic young trick or treaters and so we have created a small card that you can print and attach to their costumes in the hope of helping other people understand.

You can download the pdf from here. Autistic boy invited friends to his birthday but no-one replied - what happened next was amazing. Mum Melissa only wanted a few people to cheer up her son Odin Camus - she had no idea just how big the response would be. Hesley Group recently launched their new online videos timed nicely to fit with their 40th Anniversary year.

What happens to the dogs who are trained but don't quite make it as fully-fledged guide dogs? Gardening has the potential to empower those with autism, building their confidence to cope with the outside world. Researchers believe robots hold the key to early diagnosis, as well as teaching social skills. The lack of joyful expressions and eye contact can be among the earliest signs. As children get older and you expect them to become more social, the lack of language or social interaction can be red flags. Would you like to take part in a study exploring differences in the language and communication skills of boys and girls on the autism spectrum?

Over the past few years, technology has given educators and the parents of autistic children tools they could never have imagined before. To help your journey Manchester Airport have create terminal specific travel booklets for parents and carers with children on the Autistic Spectrum. I discovered I was born as someone with Aspergers Syndrome, at the age of 52 in So I am not what doctors call Neurotypical NT. If you are not Neurotypical, your brain is wired differently.

This is my blog Planning a holiday can be exciting and stressful for everybody, but NAS have some great advice for anyone considering travelling with someone who is autistic.

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A TogetherGift helps you to join with friends and family and make a difference to the lives of people with autism. We are an independent body supporting UK police officers and staff who are affected by autism spectrum condition ASC , Asperger syndrome and other hidden conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and depression, either personally or as carers for family members. North Yorkshire County Council is stepping up its nationally applauded programme to help people with autism lead more fulfilling lives. Substantial numbers of disabled people are still missing out on government support to..

A new study suggests that not only having pet dogs in the home, but also living with cats, rabbits and other animals as pets may help children with autism improve their social skills. From day one Clare knew that there was something different about her son. After four years of frustration and waiting lists he was finally diagnosed with autism and able to get the attention he needed. The sensory library is a resource where items can be borrowed and trialled at home before individuals and families look to purchase their own, his way people can judge which items suit their needs.

Sheffield Mencap's Young People's Radio Group has been learning about things they're passionate about; Dungeons and Dragons, clocks, musicals and more. A writer describes how her year-old son seems to talk with Apple's digital assistant more easily than with her. Skiggle is a new online resource to aid people, of all ages, who come into contact with disabilities either in a personal or professional capacity. Research reveals thousands of British men have gone undiagnosed.

Home Schooling advice for parents, including lesson plans and activities that work well for children with special needs, especially those on the autism spectrum, tips for parents on educating their community on their childs needs and how to serve them best plus many more. We are embarking on a project at Thackray Medical Museum to make the museum more welcoming for people and families on the autistic spectrum and would like your help Sometimes, families who have kids with an autism spectrum disorder just need a little extra help.

That's where books about autism and autism spectrum disorders come into play. Autism affects as many as one in of the UK's population. In my first blog as the BBC's disability correspondent, I've been talking to people affected by the condition. The investment will help enable Auticon to employ more autistic adults and accelerate its growth in the UK market.

A father from Hertfordshire who spent two years of his spare time creating a video on autism, has won praise from around the world, after his film went viral. There are an estimated , people in the UK on the autistic spectrum, which equates to one in people. So, what exactly is autism? University student Jonathan Andrews, who has autism, told 5 live he got "a lot of advice" telling him to hide his disability. NAS are looking forward to sharing their new film with you all and hope you love it as much as they do and as many people as possible get involved in World Autism Awareness Week 26 March-2 April.

Keeping the family entertained in the summer holidays can be challenging for anyone. If you have a child with autism, you'll have even more to consider. We've put together some useful tips to help you prepare for a stress-free summer. Who to talk to, where to go, lots of helpful advice all in one place. We are the leading UK charity for people with autism including Asperger syndrome and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

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We aim to provide quality education and training opportunities to adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs Act Now For Autism is a core group of volunteers passionate about the future and well-being of children and adults with an Autistic Spectrum Condition in the UK. By becoming a fan of this page you will be kept up to date with our active campaigns and how you can join us. Air Space Trampoline Park in Wolverhampton is pleased to offer exclusive Autism Friendly sessions which are open to all families with children under the Autistic spectrum.

The sessions will run on the last Sunday of every month between pm. Expanding knowlege and expertise in successful autism practice, online and in educational settings. Offering support, advice and friendship to each other. Autism is a serious, lifelong and disabling condition. Without the right support it can have a profound, sometimes devastating, effect on individuals and Autism dad doing what it takes to see my son get through this. We raise funds, awareness of autism AND the His first song — entitled The Black of Lonely — described the melancholy of being alone.

For a mother, the lyrics cannot have been easy listening. As Carol relays their story, Daniel sits patiently opposite her, sipping a Coke. Seeing the two together, her words are tricky to believe. Today he is talkative, animated and enthusiastic. A gentle 6ft 4in presence with a tumbling head of hair and wide blue eyes, he maintains eye contact, unabashed. This is down to two factors: The Undateables, a BAFTA-nominated series now in its fifth run , is a reality show chronicling the lives of single people with disabilities and learning difficulties looking for love.

So far it has produced a baby and two marriages. Daniel has taken part in three episodes, become its unlikely star and a poster boy for autism.

The confidence it has given him is amazing. He has gone from strength to strength and it has changed our lives dramatically. Carol and her husband Barry who have been married for 33 years. Critics also questioned whether participants could truly give informed consent to becoming TV stars.

Carol admits she had reservations about her son appearing on the show, now watched by three million.