Note: SFTAH transferred this from old data base when site was updated, thus date and name lost, all dates 2006 & 2007 changed during changeover to odd dates.Hi everyone! I'm a mum of 3 (2 boys aged 5 and 3 and a 11 month old girl). My 5 year old was diagnosed as being autistic 2 years ago. He is statemented and attends the excellent Kingsley School in Kettering. He also attends the Saturday playschemes run by the NSA. He doesn't speak but is very vocal(he is beginning to use PECS at school). I have had the usual battles about DLA (I feel very strongly that it shouldn't need to be a battle to get what your child/children are entitled to!!) but went to tribunal and won. The support network in Kettering is good (coffee meetings at the school, family support service etc), but it can still be very isolating having a child with an ASD, which is why I'm pleased to see a site like this!