Autism

Autism

Celebrating the small achievements

So, if there is one thing I’ve learned, one little bit of wisdom I could pass on, about being a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum is to celebrate the small stuff. That’s not to say you don’t celebrate the big achievements, but small achievements need to be [...]

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The Christmas blues with autism

It’s quite strange to think it really, but this time of years I/we get a little of the Christmas blues, just a very slight amount. Why you may ask? Christmas is a time for joy, for fun and for family and your right. Let me explain the why So, Christmas. [...]

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Return of ‘The A Word’

This week saw the return if a second series of The A Word. Last year we watched the series as they found out and battled with the diagnosis of their son with autism. At that time it was around a year and a half after getting our sons diagnosis, and [...]

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Consultation opens for final phase of Scottish Strategy for Autism

Although I don’t live in Scotland, I have to say that I found this story quite interesting (probably partly because some of my family does live in Scotland – and partly because of little Mr.). I feel that, although we have moved forward some way in the understanding of Autism [...]

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Why I hate the word ‘Neurotypical’

Now, I know that some people will probably disagree with me on this one but I wanted to talk about why I hate the word Neurotypical. Before I go into that, what exactly does the online dictionary say about this word? neurotypical adjective not displaying or characterized by autistic or [...]

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The cure for Autism – Is there one?

So, let me begin with this statement. I have learned enough about Autism to know that, currently, there is no cure. Now, I can’t say that in 100 years they won’t have figured something out – we never know what the future will hold (100 years ago, if you had [...]

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