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    Does anyone here have children at school and receive carers payment? I have heard conflicting stories on this and an just wondering if anyone knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    The trip went really well, thanks for asking hon

    DS enjoyed the flights and was really manageable at the airports and my friend's house. I was really pleased and impressed with my little guy

    One thing I have noticed (only very recently) is that DS has started holding his hands over his ears to block out noises. He did it a lot at the airport - it's like he's suddenly more sensitive to noise. He wasn't freaking out or anything, it seems to be a coping/calming strategy. He would cover his ears when my friend vacuumed the house and stuff. I'll mention it to our OT next time we see her, though I imagine noise sensitivity is a common issue for ASD kids?
    Yes noise sensitivity is very much a thing.
    Ds1 has become more so over the year. We walk everywhere and the first time it happened. One of those rip rawring motor cycles blazed past. The type that makes the ground vibrate. Ds1 just ran at me and screamed holding me tight. Times after that when the same thing happened his hands covered his ears and he collapsed to the ground on his knees.
    As time goes on he started to have more sensitive days to others. Seemed to happen more in high anxiety times.
    Like on one of our orientation days, it being so overwhelming to begin with, mum's brought younger siblings obviously, but one cried for a good 20mins and he spent most of it with his hands on his ears.
    Certainly see an O.T and discuss it, they most likely will recommend headphones.

    I am glad the trip went well. Andso happy to hear the plane trip was easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Does anyone here have children at school and receive carers payment? I have heard conflicting stories on this and an just wondering if anyone knows?
    I get carers payment but thats cause my son has cerebral palsy also..but another lady at the school who has a child in the same year as my son get it and her child only has asd , where as other ive heard have been knocked back , must depend on the person looking at the application forms on the day :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Does anyone here have children at school and receive carers payment? I have heard conflicting stories on this and an just wondering if anyone knows?
    I'm applying for that at the moment.
    I'll let you know how I get on.
    But then I have 2 boys that have 6 specialists between them. One at school the other daycare.
    Still worth a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melly75 View Post
    I get carers payment but thats cause my son has cerebral palsy also..but another lady at the school who has a child in the same year as my son get it and her child only has asd , where as other ive heard have been knocked back , must depend on the person looking at the application forms on the day :/
    I get it for my DS but he is home schooled currently. We have the option of a support placement for next year but I was told that because school is 30 hours/week and that is obviously greater than the 25 hours you are allocated to be away from your child, i would lose it the moment he's enrolled and be put on the dole. A couple of people have told me this isn't correct and that school hours don't count. So i'm confused.

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    Regarding the carers payment, i spoke to yet another person at centrelink and got a different story this time. Apparently you should still qualify even if your child is at school. So who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    The trip went really well, thanks for asking hon

    DS enjoyed the flights and was really manageable at the airports and my friend's house. I was really pleased and impressed with my little guy

    One thing I have noticed (only very recently) is that DS has started holding his hands over his ears to block out noises. He did it a lot at the airport - it's like he's suddenly more sensitive to noise. He wasn't freaking out or anything, it seems to be a coping/calming strategy. He would cover his ears when my friend vacuumed the house and stuff. I'll mention it to our OT next time we see her, though I imagine noise sensitivity is a common issue for ASD kids?
    So glad you guys had fun and your DS coped well!!

    DD is also sensitive to some sounds, and will put her hands over her ears at times. She actually did it during a pop up pirate game during her diagnostic assessment - a good example for them to observe!!

    It's definitely more prevalent for her when she is anxious, and can be variable - so, she might sit and watch DH mow the lawn one day with no issue, but need to come inside/cover her ears when he is mowing another day. I think that some days she is more overwhelmed/anxious and has lower coping abilities than others which is why it's so variable. (Makes sense to me as I think everyone has different levels of 'coping' each day that depend on lots of different factors). Perhaps your DS was doing this alot on holiday as he was already having to cope with all the change in routine, airport chaos, new environment, etc and just couldn't cope with the noises as well?

    It will be interesting to see what your OT says, but as WM suggested, earphones might be one option if it becomes an issue. I am about to start the hunt for something similar for DD as there's a few times they would have come in handy over the last 6 months or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Regarding the carers payment, i spoke to yet another person at centrelink and got a different story this time. Apparently you should still qualify even if your child is at school. So who knows?
    It's mega frustrating when you can't get a straight answer. I hope it all works out for you

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    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-1...autism/7028808

    Should I really be considering putting my child back in school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-1...autism/7028808

    Should I really be considering putting my child back in school?
    they shouldnt be teachers if they cant handle kids, thats just wrong on so many levels ...wonder if it was their kid if the treatment would be the same , yes sometimes kids push you to your limits but no need for treatment like that

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