Why Parenting Blogs About Autism and Grief Don’t Sit Well With Me

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I am autistic, and I have autistic children — and yes, I get it.

I get that sometimes it can be hard.

I understand that it’s frustrating as a parent not to understand what your child wants, and it can hurt to see your child left out of things by their neurotypical peers.

I used to feel like that. It would sadden me to think that my son couldn’t attend a birthday party without having violent meltdowns ...

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How to tell your kids they’re Âûtistic

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When our children are diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, we go through so many different emotions, such as relief as we realize we were right and think that they may now get more help. We will later discover how hard we have to fight for it! We know our children are quirky and willful, and we believe they are perfect.

But how do our children feel? How do you tell your own child that he or she is on the spectrum?

Your ...

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The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions

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The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions

I was asked today by a member in my support group what the difference between autism and learning difficulties. They had been informed by a well known autism charity that autism is a learning difficulty. This is not the case at all and I felt the need to break down exactly what autism is and how other co morbid conditions that can come with it can be  intertwine with ...

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The Quiet Artist.

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While browsing the many Facebook Autism groups I belong to I saw the most beautiful piece of art posted, I contacted the artist, David Slater and asked if I could possibly feature some of his work on my website? He agreed, I’m happy to say and I have the pleasure of many pieces of his work in my autistic artists galley.

I became curious about this quiet and extremely talented artist who has never exhibited his work ...

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​A Breach Of Trust, An Assault Against Innocence.

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Most of my readers  will now be aware of one of many quack treatments touted to cure Autism.

Miracle Mineral Solution also called CD is short for Chlorine Dioxide, the water purification agent made from Sodium Chlorite and Citric Acid.

A man called Jim Humble decided to market this cleansing bleaching agent as a cure for all ills, and amazingly people bought into the idea. Humble created the Genesis Two Church and has now written several ...

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Anxiety and Autism

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Anxiety and physical symptoms

As an autistic adult I suffer from anxiety if routines are changed and it can manifest with physical symptoms.

Today I was planning for an appointment I had tomorrow, I had arranged childcare and my travel route. I had planned what to wear and what to dress the children in, had sorted out our fares and looked online at google maps to visually see where I was going so I was mentally prepared.

I decided to ring up as ...

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Autistics Under Siege

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Autistics under siege, the hate epidemic.

It’s the year 2015. I am an Autistic and have autistic children.

To be an Autistic with spectrum children I see and hear both sides ie neurotypical view points on Autism and the view points of those who do not realise I am on the spectrum.

The ones who say sorry when they hear my children are Autistic.

The ones who smile with pity and assure me ‘They can do wonderful things these days with them can’t they?”

The ...

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Today I threw a carrot cake.

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Luckily it was in its box so it was ok.

Early this morning my eldest son went to ask for an Autism assessment, the GP declined which means I have to go down there with him and attempt to explain to the doctor what my son obviously was not able to communicate.

My daughter had terrible anxiety and vomited a lot as she started her induction week at college today and I asked the local family support toy library for permission to ...

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My neurodiverse identity

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I wake up every morning, I wake up autistic.

I wake in a world alien to me where my only allies are other autistics, professionals seem to strive to understand me. The majority fail.

The charities professing to care, many seek to find a cure for me and eradicate me.

They source for funding for treatments, treatments for what?

We treat illness, we attempt to heal injury and we aim to heal disease.

We are none of these!!

Why are we ...

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What is the latest on Sharisa Kochmeister? an update interview with her father

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Sharisa Kochmeister

By now many of our readers will be familiar with the case of Sharisa Joy Kochmeisters, who was removed from her family’s care against her will. Her human rights were removed and she was subsequent placed into an entirely unsuitable care facility for patients with Dementia. Sharisa had her own legal guardianship, but has had it taken away by Jefferson County Colorado.

Until now the exact details of what  happened to ...

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