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…

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I’m not a perfect parent, but I try, really really hard

As parents we often wonder whether we’re doing a good job. I feel as parents to children with autism we can be even harder on ourselves, always wondering if we’re doing enough, even if someone…

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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…

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How Pathological Demand Avoidance has changed the way I parent

A blog highly recommended to me last year, by other bloggers, was Steph’s Two Girls.  I rushed to check it out, and started to follow Steph’s stories, where she talks about family life raising two…

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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…

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