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Stories About Autism

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5 things I want to happen in 2017

A month of 2017 has already slipped by, and already I’ve fallen behind in what I wanted to achieve by now! As an autism parent, there’s always so many things to do. There’s a constant stream of paperwork to fill in, specialists and professionals to chase, therapies to try and[…]

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Christmas is over for another year

Christmas is over for another year. The seemingly never-ending build-up has culminated in a few days of celebration that, for most autism parents, we are simply happy to survive. Christmas has generally been a pretty upsetting, stressful time for us, and the last few years don’t really hold many happy[…]

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Why I learnt to embrace the stim

Do you know what a stim is? Sometimes Tommy and Jude do things that draw attention to themselves. People stop and stare, they whisper behind our backs, they might even say something loud enough for us to hear, offering their advice on how I should parent my children. In the meantime, Tommy[…]

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School scared

Why I’m scared that school starts tomorrow

We’ve almost made it. Summer holidays are nearly over, and tomorrow school is about to begin! Parents and children all around the country have mixed feelings of relief, excitement, nervousness, and fear. New classes, new teachers, the chance to get back to a regular routine, September brings with it a month of[…]

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