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Good Deed Sunday

Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and came across those heart touching…

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When you find you have accidentally joined the Special Needs Parents Club, a number…

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Exercise – Vital for the Child with Autism, and his Mom

When a child seems to be propelled by a motor; always running, completing schoolwork…

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Days Out - Eating out with a fussy eater

As an SEN parent we all know the military precision of our lives, our routines

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The difficulties of Birthday and Christmas wish lists when your child has global delay

It's that time of year already! As soon as October begins I know I have to face…

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Five lessons my autistic daughter is learning through having a tropical fish tank

When my daughter was first diagnosed with autism three years ago this month I received…

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Autism: When one door closes…

You know that saying...when one door closes another one opens...

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Homeschool, the Spectrum and Maintaining Sanity

When the typical middle school experience is extra challenging for your not-so-typical…

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Why I no longer see the autism in my autistic children

I know my children have autism. It affects them both very differently but very profoundly…

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Keeping Kids With Special Needs Safe

Keeping our children safe becomes a top priority for parents even while they are…

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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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