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Stories About Autism

Why April is the hardest month

What is Autism Awareness Month like for someone who is autistic? Does it make a difference, or is the month a more difficult time for them? Here Maria, who is autistic, mum to two autistic children, and author of the Facebook page Aspiemom: Adventures in Autismland, shares with us why,[…]

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Dear Autism

When you’re a parent and autism enters your life, you go through a range of thoughts and emotions as you try to understand what it means to your child. Some emotions you hold onto for weeks, months, even years, everyone’s different. Some you let go, some come back again, and[…]

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What being head of an autistic girls school has taught me

Last year ITV ran a fabulous documentary called ‘Girls With Autism,’ about Limpsfield Grange School, the only state-run boarding school for autistic girls, in England. It was a fascinating insight into the school; and the girl’s stories warmed the hearts of the nation. After connecting with her on Twitter, the[…]

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How an autism tattoo can make a difference

If you’re part of the autism community and you’re on Facebook there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Ink 4 Autism, the place where an autism tattoo is everything. If not, seriously, where have you been? Ink 4 Autism combines autism tattoos with raising money for local autism charities. Here[…]

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An apology to my autistic students

‘An apology to my autistic students,’ is from a blogger whose posts I always look forward to reading. Danielle, author of the blog Someone’s Mum, has been producing some amazing posts that have gone viral, and deservedly so. A teacher, as well as mum of two, her son is on the autism spectrum.[…]

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The day my life as a parent changed forever

I connected with Kera, author of the fabulous blog The Special Reds, last year, not long after starting Stories about Autism. Kera’s blog talks about life as a mum to 3 beautiful red-headed children, all with special needs. Here she tells us about the day the word ‘autism’ entered their[…]

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A promise to my autistic daughter

I discovered an amazing Facebook page a couple of months ago, which was raising autism awareness through a documentary style photography approach. In this post it’s founder, Glenn Gameson-Burrows, talks about why he started the project, and his promise to his autistic daughter When you have children, everything seems perfect. The[…]

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