Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can present with very different levels of achievement, language development and ability to learn self-help skills which enable independence in adulthood. They are all distinct individuals.

The diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome is also a part of the Autistic Spectrum diagnosis.

Each child has its own complex mix of difficulties and usually all the Key Infant Reflexes are involved. The parent stories below are a small sample of this interesting, diverse group of young people, all with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

You may like to read the report about the Brainchild parent and child groups: Impact Evaluation of the NAS Furness Brainchild Project . Children who were unable and unwilling to be close to others, or even in the same room, became friends. Communication developed and many fears and anxieties faded away. Each child benefited in different ways, but solving the developmental nature of the problem released their brains from the limitations of infant reflexes. It was a uplifting experience for us all.

Major changes – Classic autism with Complex Learning Difficulties – aged 11 years
“There's not much that hasn't improved! Everything is better. There is so much it’s hard to know where to start.” - says Mum
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
I just wish it was available to every child. Amy wrote this about her son, J, who has a diagnosis[...]
Changes in a boy with a diagnosis of ASD, aged 8 years
By 2 weeks later, he was producing good joined-up writing which flows, is legible and he has started writing at the extreme left of the page.
Autism and SLD
One evening after one session of Brainchild he led me upstairs by the hand and put himself to bed, a first!
‘Its improved all our lives’
'I think every special need child should be able to have the chance of a Brain Child program.' The sessions[...]
Autistic Spectrum Disorder, CPLD
Jack’s communication has improved significantly. A group member…. We especially liked the programme as it is very interactive and includes[...]
Classic Autism and Complex Learning Difficulties
The BrainChild Programme has provided a very helpful and enjoyable series of sessions that have had very positive effects on our child’s development.
Autistic Spectrum, Kabuki Syndrome, Spina Bifida, SLD
"Everyone was amazed how well Mary coped…." A Brainchild group member R & I found the Brain Child Programme interesting[...]