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  1. J

    Advice on telling son he is autistic?

    Thanks for all the replies. Lots to think about! Just to add some more info and respond to some points... He is very "clever" in that he does very well at school. He's above his age at maths and science. He's well-behaved at home and school and gets on well with his siblings. He's always...
  2. J

    Does anyone have children who train BJJ or other martial arts?

    My son did BJJ for a few years until lock down then never went back once the gym re-opened. He seemed to enjoy it a the time but once the gym re-opended, he swore he never enjoyed it and refused to go back! It's a shame as he did seem happy during the classes and it is a good skill to have.
  3. J

    Advice on telling son he is autistic?

    My son was recently diagnosed with autism at aged 9. We're going to tell him but are not sure how best to do it and provide him with useful imformantion that is helpful but isn't too focused on the downsides and potential negative outcomes of being autistic. While we were waiting for a...
  4. J

    Don't Be Shy To Introduce Yourself

    Hi all. My son was recently diagnsosed and some of his characteristics I can totally relate to so just doing some investigative work. Also looking for positive information about autism I can share with my son to educate him but also make him feel a bit better about the diagnosis.
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