A Letter to my son

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The other day we posted an article link on to our Facebook page from The Guardian, featuring a letter from a Dad to his child who has autism. It was a heart-felt, almost despairing and searingly honest letter about how their lives had utterly changed and how distressed parenting a disabled child could make him feel.

The post struck a chord with another parent of a child with autism, but not because she felt the same way. Emma Dalmayne is on ...

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An appreciation of a very private Autistic Artist in our community

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The Autistic community has long appreciated the wonderful art and experienced voice of Sanni Rosenburg, affectionately known to us as ‘Moe’. Moe is notoriously shy yet enormously talented and I have had the p
leasure of speaking to her about her childhood, her present and her recent art exhibition in April.

Moe has told me that as a child she lived in institutions and a mixture of foster homes.

“I was diagnosed as a young child, ...

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Social Skills- Are they all they’re cracked up to be?

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This article originally appeared as What About Social Skills at www.ntnoway.wordpress.com – Written by Richard Johnson Âû

 

members-42918_1280Common process for young Autistic children is for them to head off to an occupational therapist, speech therapist or a team based social skills group program. Clearly this is a preferable option to an ABA program of compliance training and applied behaviour modification therapy delivered for hours on end as if it was dog training.

Generally it ...

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Seller of ‘miracle cure’ for cancer and HIV sold ‘potentially harmful chemicals used in bleach’

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Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/seller-miracle-cure-cancer-hiv-5979594

Leonardo Edwards was filmed by the BBC selling the so-called “health items” to a reporter posing as a relative of an autistic child.

Leonardo Edwards' Healing Space

Selling: Leonardo Edwards’ Healing Space website advertises products

A man who sells solutions advertised to cure diseases like cancer and HIV has been accused of distributing potentially harmful chemicals used in household bleach.

Leonardo Edwards has a website called Leonardo’s Healing Space on which he sells ...

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Seller behind “Miracle Mineral Solution” exposed by BBC undercover investigation

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We have been covering the story about “Miracle Mineral Solution” (MMS) for some considerable time, reporting on how extremely dangerous this product is. One of our guest writers, Emma Dalmayne, who has Aspeger’s syndrome and is the parent of children with autism, has been an active and vocal campaigner against MMS. In January she reported on Warnings ‘Miracle’ mineral chlorine dioxide may cause long term damage. In March Emma’s report, Jim Humbles Spirit of Health Conference appearance shrouded in mystery, highlighted that Jim ...

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4 Tips for When Children With Autism ‘Shut Down’

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Source: http://themighty.com/2015/06/4-tips-for-when-children-with-autism-shut-down/#ixzz3gOL6CQrT

You’re out shopping with your child. It’s busy, so lots of people are walking past with shopping carts and baskets. They’re all wearing different varieties of clothing, textures and contrasting colors. Some of them have on deodorant or perfume. Some don’t, but should.

There’s bright packaging and tins on the shelves, different smells of bakery bread and doughnuts. People are discussing what to have for dinner, a baby screams and someone laughs loudly. Tinny music plays, machines beep and the ...

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Applied Behavioural Analysis – First Hand Accounts

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pinocchioApplied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), one of the first things mentioned when your child receives a diagnosis of Autism.

The paediatrician may recommend it and you are sure to read glowing reports about it.

The ultimate goal of ABA? To make your child indistinguishable from their peers. To stop all self stimulating behaviour and enforce eye contact whether it be uncomfortable or not.

Children complying and a therapist fully in ...

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How My Son With Autism Changed Since He Started Homeschool

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Source: http://themighty.com/2015/06/how-my-son-with-autism-changed-since-he-started-homeschool/#ixzz3gOCYLgq9

I smile as a little boy’s giggles ripple through the house.

At one time my son never laughed and rarely smiled.

But his confidence has come back in abundance since I withdrew him from school and began to home educate him. He was a stammering, nervous little boy back then.


unnamed-54When he first started mainstream school, I was concerned he wouldn’t be watched closely and asked for ...

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