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Stories About Autism

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Finding her voice and losing my sanity – a sports radio journey with autism

I wanted to publish a series of Stories About Autism from different people, in an attempt to show just how different and unique autism is in each and every person. Today’s story most definiety achieves that. It comes from Liz, mum to ‘Boy’ and ‘Melon’ who runs the wonderful facebook[…]

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I’m not only my autism

I was diagnosed with Autism in May 2015, at the age of 28. At first, I cried, I ran out of the room. I felt like I was sucker punched right in the gut and it left me gasping for air. So many thoughts popped up in my head while[…]

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Brody – More than a diagnosis

Today’s ‘Story About Autism’ comes from Laura, mum to 5-year-old Brody, blogger at Brody me and GDD, and disabilities campaigner. I’ve been following Laura’s stories for a while, I see a lot of similarities between Brody and Jude, especially as they have both been diagnosed with GDD (Global Developmental Delay).[…]

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Just different, not less

I’m kicking off my ‘Stories About Autism’ feature for Autism Awareness Month with a wonderful poem from Kelly, mum to Tink, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Kelly was inspired to write this one day whilst standing in the pouring rain, waiting for Tink to get[…]

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Time to say goodbye and focus on the future

Yesterday was a bit of an emotional day, and not just because of a severe lack of Valentine’s Day cards 😉 Yesterday I said goodbye to the first house that we lived in as a family. The house where me, my wife and Jude lived for the first 3 years of[…]

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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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