Dissociating myself  from their Autism.

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After my son was diagnosed with Autism then subsequently myself  I decided to do this piece for those who’s  child may be diagnosed with Autism or you may only have the suspicion that they are on the spectrum.

 

Apart from concerns about your child’s communication and social skills they may also display self stimulating behaviours and melt downs.

 

These behaviours may display as pacing, rocking, jumping and spinning.

They may have oral stimms they ...

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What a meltdown feels like for an autistic person.

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It’s never just a sandwich.

As an adult on the spectrum and a mother of children with autism, I am often asked about meltdowns and how they feel. I can tell you how it feels to have a meltdown from my perspective and how to help your child.

When you have a meltdown, it’s as if the world is ending. Everything is too much and you feel like an overwhelming darkness has engulfed your very being. Irrepressible anger that may seem completely ...

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How I’m Helping My Child Deal With Bullying

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Two years ago I withdrew my child from mainstream education after a regime of bullying (from children and an adult learning assistant) shot his self confidence to pieces.

He was 5 at the time and made to feel worthless. The psychological affects of this were vast, including an inability to speak fluently anymore and other distressing physical behaviors.

Since then, he’s progressed by being home educated, having plenty of play therapy to rid his memories and in some cases, ...

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A communicational plea to those with no communicational issues.

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Just to be clear this is not an attack on neurotypical parents, it’s to help them see what we as Autistics can see and face daily in many groups on social media.

 

Also calling your child Autistic is a recognition of them it’s not a label.

 

“ My son knows exactly what he’s doing! It’s sheer naughtiness!”

 

“ My son has Autism but he’s not Autistic it doesn’t define him.”

 

“ My daughter has  Autism but Autism doesn’t have her!”

 

“ Despite having Autism….”

 

“ I’m a ...

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This Is What It Felt Like To Be Bullied as an Autistic child

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This is a fictional tale based on my experiences of being bullied as a child. I have Asperger syndrome.

Her name was Lullaby.

Each day Lullaby woke up and smiled gently as the sun peeked shyly through her rose petal-colored curtains.

Her name was Lilly. 

Each day Lilly would wake up and for maybe ten seconds she would be at ease — until she remembered she had school that day. Then the butterflies in her stomach ...

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How to Satisfy 6 Kinds of Sensory Needs for Kids With Autism

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When it comes to sensory seeking behavior and feedback, what helps my children might help yours, though maybe in different ways.

What are the different kinds of sensory seeking behaviors?

1. Oral: Anything that provides a mouth feel, like chewing, licking and biting.

To help redirect this, there are Chewys and chewlery available online. For children who only choose to chew on material, a clean washcloth or wristband will help.

2. Tactile: Your sense of touch. A child who likes to seek out tactile ...

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GcMAF quack autism treatment – with video

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GcMAF quack autism treatment – with video

blood testGcMAF, I have known about it for a while and autism rights campaigner Fiona Oleary (see video at the bottom of this article) has been extensively campaigning against it for over a year. All I knew of it ...

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