To medicate or not to medicate: One year on

Just over 12 months ago we took the difficult decision to begin medication with Jude. By then it had already been a two-year long process of discussions and evaluations, and we finally decided to give…

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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…

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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…

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How finding out I’m autistic has changed my life

Back in November, a few months after starting my blog, I decided to check out a blogging event in London run by Mumsnet. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but they had a good list…

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