Eugenics seems like an obvious eventuality
When you have an Autism One mentality
People say nah it’s getting better
But they didn’t see the Autism Speaks campaign
With the missing letter
The letter was I
As if I do not exist
They don’t see what we’re seeing
Don’t hear what we’re hearing
Don’t live what we’re living
Don’t give what we’re giving
The strength it takes to live as we do
Treated as epidemics called lepers
Puzzle pieces blue
Sound the alarms
We will over run your life
Break up your home
Ruin your finances
Take your wife!
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‘It’s An Autism Thing ….I’ll Help You Understand It’ and why I wrote it.
When I was diagnosed with Aspergers two years ago I felt relieved, jubilant and sad all at the same time.
Relieved because I now knew myself, I could understand so much more about myself. There were a lot of ‘ahh!’ Moments to look back on!
Jubilant because I now knew I wasn’t crazy or a complete misfit, I was part of a neurodiverse community that helped me be proud ...Continue Reading →
Why do children W-sit?
W sitting can be a sign of low muscle tone as it requires less muscle strength and is therefore easier to balance. They W-sit because it is easier for them, and they can get away with playing on the floor without having to cross the mid-line. It takes a massive amount of core strength to sit “criss-cross applesauce” or other ways of sitting on the floor in where you can rotate your trunk and cross the mid-line ...Continue Reading →
Never – By Anonymous
I`m working towards being able to express some of the things that have happened to me and shaped what I became today. Concentrating on expressing my visualisation in words held back the meltdown. This is an expression of what the years between a visit to a child psychologist and puberty, when I discovered anger and defiance could keep me alive & moving, were like.
I`m standing in my mind. Small, insignificant, a part of the endless firmament surrounding, ...Continue Reading →
Scattering versus lining up.
You’ve hit up the Internet and every book you can read, you are pretty positive your child’s autistic BUT one of the main behaviours always listed in the checklists you’ve seen is lining up.
You have ticked off repetitive play, you’ve realised all the times you thought your child standing in the playhouse at nursery washing up in the sink where there happened to be other children was not playing with them, it was playing alongside them.
It’s quite ...Continue Reading →
I’m sorry but I’m not sorry.
Remember when you were a child? And you’d be at play group or nursery and another child would snatch something from you and you’d hit them?
Or in primary a child would call you a name and you’d call them one back then they’d run to the teacher crying?
Then the teachers and your parents would make you say sorry, and most of the time you were not sorry at all? But you were made to parrot ...Continue Reading →
In the media again….
Another time for the Police to be involved. How on earth to the NAS possibly stand by their claim that they are not seeing any increase in the UK. Sounds like they have their heads in the sand to me.
Well done again Emma Dalmayne, you continue to work so hard for us. Thankyou.
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To The Unrecognised…We Are One.
As an Autistic diagnosed with Aspergers a year and a half ago I remember how it felt to not have a diagnosis.
I seemed to need that written affirmation as to who I was, and while I’m happy I have my diagnosis I often wonder if it would have made such a difference to me if the neurotypical psych in the office had have not recognised me as an Autistic.
If I had answered the tick list differently ...Continue Reading →