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Milestones... we all wait and wait for them to come and then we celebrate the tiniest…

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A Poster Girl for Disability

Years ago, we had a disastrous meal out. Pearl was present but not yet born, perhaps…

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Thoughts on life from a little girl with Autism

This is a photo of my daughter with beautiful big blue eyes and an even bigger heart.…

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End of another school year, holidays and childcare

We ASD parents don’t tend to welcome the end of the school holidays with the…

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What does that mean? A list of abbreviations for special needs families

My sister is a professor of nuclear science. When she speaks to me about her work…

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Sportsmanship Day

I always hated Sports Day. I don’t remember much about it before High school,…

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The ability to adapt….......

In addition to my son's ASD he has issues with his eyes. Over the years this…

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I just want to protect him…

A few months ago in a blog I told you how Cameron had played outside the front of…

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Meet the Twins diagnosed with the same condition 15 months apart

Right from birth my twins were so different. One weighed a healthy 6lb and 1oz while…

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Autism: Myth Busting

As a mum to a now eight year old with autism, our journey started out rocky. …

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Enough is Enough, No More Meds

In a world where medications are overly prescribed for children, many doctors tend…

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Being sibling to a brother who has meltdowns

I left her abruptly once again, shouting back at her to 'stay right where you…

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The Sisterhood

A trip to the grocery store normally doesn’t bring about a life affirming moment. …

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Reptiles and Minecraft: The Things Autism Parents Learn to Love

High Functioning Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Asperger’s Syndrome…

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ASD Sleep Routines: Tips and Advice

This blog is about a four year old boy with ASD. It was written by…

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Words that Doctors Should Never Say

“Your baby will likely be incompatible with life.”  “Her heart…

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The Constant Fight of an Autism Mom

As special needs parents, we often feel like we’re in a boxing ring. …

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Raising a child with special needs: Autism - our bubble.

Hey! It's me again, I'd taken a little while off from blogging whilst I learnt…

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A Perfect World from an Autism Perspective

AUTISM.  A word small word that can have such a tremendous impact on life. With…

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Raising kids with special needs: Autism was not an option

There’s a picture I keep on my bathroom mirror. 

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Special Needs Parenting: Why won’t they help us…

“Zowie did you know that you are able to claim for DLA?” – No!

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Special needs parenting: The perception of honesty

I’m in a reflective mood today after a hospital visit with my son yesterday.…

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Raising kids with special needs: The things autism makes parents do

Micro Machines many will remember as a 1980’s-1990’s craze. So it’s…

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Raising kids with special needs: Do you even know…

There was a time after the initial diagnosis where I was worried about my son’s…

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Raising kids with special needs: The day my life as a parent changed forever

It began like any other day. I was a new mom to the cutest redheaded toddler you'd…

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Autism: Diagnosis Day

​Rewind back to 13:40pm on 27/06/2012, we had been sent to the hospital canteen…

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Raising kids with special needs: Helicopter Parent equals Autism Parent

When I searched for the definition this is what came up…

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Raising kids with special needs: Multiplex families - it’s in the genes

I’m taking this one right back to the 80’s; 25-30 years ago. Not so we…

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Autism Milestones

The diagnosis was a relief in some ways, although I mourned the loss of the child…

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Sesame Street’s first character with autism!

'Julia' joins the cast of muppets as their first character with autism.

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Special needs parenting: Understanding autism - not every case is the same.

​"Oh, he has autism? Doesn't that mean he's going to be really clever…

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