What parents say
- "He has no sense of danger and will talk to, or even hug strangers"
- "She will say things that are hurtful without meaning to"
- "She has trouble making new friends and is still unable to play with her peers without invading their space"
- "I’m worried about him not being able to make friends and being lonely"
- "He will only play computer games and will go off and leave his friends"
Understanding and using language
- "He has difficulty understanding verbal instructions and this makes learning and playing games very difficult"
- "Not understanding jokes and dealing with more abstract ideas is a problem"
- "Can’t explain a situation clearly, doesn’t give enough information or it’s all mixed up"
- "He takes things very literally and can get in trouble as a result"
- "He used to say he was feeling sick in the morning and was stressed going to school"
- "I want him to be able to access the school curriculum just to get basic skills"
- "He needs to learn to deal with negative situations and manage stress and anger"
- "Frustration builds up and we have long phases of bad behaviour"
- "She can easily over-react to the smallest thing and it takes a long time to calm down"
- "His inappropriate behaviour and tantrums are very difficult to deal with"
- "He tries to behave appropriately although when he gets bored he might sing or lie on the floor no matter where we are"
- "Talking obsessively about her favourite topics can be very draining"
- "I want him to learn social rules"
- "He is always polite but doesn’t know how to join in a conversation"
- "Changing routines can be very stressful"
- "We have tantrums every time we go shopping"
- "She doesn’t like unexpected events and needs pre-warning about everything"
- "We see signs of anxiety throughout the day"