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Stories About Autism

Autism

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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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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