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My son has just been diagnosed

Hi there, my precious little 9YO boy has just been diagnosed with Aspergers from his Paediatrician after assessment by an Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist. I felt the Speech Pathologists report was a little harsh, as it said he has a severe language disorder from all angles. The Pathologist's report took about 3-4 months to arrive and the Pathologist had to ring my wife up and ask several questions before completing the report. She got the feeling that the Pathologist did not know or couldn't remember our boy. My son is a good talker.

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I am not sure where to start, nor do i have any idea how to navigate this site. I apologize in advance if I have posted this in the wrong space. I am a young single mother of three, My oldest child has just been diagnosed with high functioning aspergers. It has been confirmed by a pediatrician, we are now awaiting a school assesment, also he is seeing a psyciatrist and she soon will also be doing and assesment. I guess that now I have an answer I am even more lost than before.....what do I do now and where do I go from here????

Bloggers needed: Vic Education says too many donuts cause failure to learn

We'd love for people to turn up for this hearing and blog about what the Victorian Government says (see details below).

So far the department has said that the reason for the young man’s failure to learn is that, he ate too many donuts.
Last week a department expert witness said that standardised assessments were not as good as unwritten teacher observations because, teachers have a special gift.

Last week the department lawyers and their expert witness said that people with an intellectual disability don’t learn, so no matter what you do with them they don’t improve.

a challenge to Inclusion advocates relating to students with ASD

The following challenges advocates of full inclusion to interpret and represent accurately research findings that relate to students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or to students with a disability (PwD) when the research includes students with ASD.

Self diagnosed Asperbers - Husband

My husband will be 90 in a few months and is incredibly fit for his age. I can't take living with him any longer and want to move out on my own; if only for 6-12 months. He is planning on going back to Europe but how can I let this happen at his age having to carry luggage and all the hassles that go with overseas travel?

Questions the government should be answering.

My husband and I are the parents of 6 young adults, 5 of whom are disabled. Four of them are autistic with 3 falling in the severe to moderate range. They also all have up to 3 co-morbid disorders which are associated with autism. My husband and I did not realize we had a genetic mismatch as originally my youngest daughter was the first to be diagnosed. My three boys were diagnosed in their adolscent years which made life extremely challenging.

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