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Stories About Autism

Autism Awareness

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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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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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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