A Parents Guide to A Spectrum Teen

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Being on the Autistic spectrum can leave us adrift socially often seeking what could be perceived as strange or odd ways of socialising. We may start a conversation by blurting or mentioning a particular interest we have and may not realise the person listening is not interested.
Being a teenager with Autism can be very challenging socially. There are strange rituals to engage in and unseen rules to abide by. Speech these days can be bewildering, people say “Shut up!”while ...

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A Mothers Opinion of Autism Treatments

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An Unqualified Mother’s opinion of Autism Treatments

An Autism diagnosis can be ...

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Aspergers and Domestic Violence

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Optimized-Dollarphotoclub_70959734For an aspergers female finding the right partner who will  and support her socially and help and understand her sensory overload quickly and efficiently is very important.

They have to know that if they are out socially and get overloaded their partner will be willing to leave with them or at least wait patiently while they go somewhere to regulate.They may also experience the meltdowns we have which ...

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More Than Just a Sandwich

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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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This is what Sensory Overload feels like.

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As an adult on the spectrum, I am often asked what a sensory overload feels like. I can tell you from my perspective what it feels like, as well as how I think you can help your child.

Here’s an example of an overload for me: I have a nice day planned, something I’ve been looking forward to for weeks. Let’s say an open-air concert. The weather may be fine, and the company pleasant, but a dull pain starts behind my eyes.

It’s ...

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Intestinal Detachment

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A screenshot of intestinal detachment from a five year old child.

by Emma Dalmayne

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Scrolling through my newsfeed I was confronted with this screenshot.


It’s from a social media group full of parents and carers who believe they can ‘heal’ Autism by giving their children Chlorine Dioxide, a water purification agent used to sanitise swimming pools, Jacuzzis and spas. I was once told I could not take my daughter into a hot tub as the ...

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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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Full Circle

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How well do you know your own neuro-type? 

Recently I was having a nice discussion with my friend and fellow blogger Rich, of Neuortypical? No Way! , we have been talking about doing some writing together and have a project on the burner. I was taking my break at work, which is a great time for us to chat, since we live on opposite sides of the Earth and our time zones don’t work well together (see, not everything about working nights ...

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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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Statement Regarding BANCDMMS

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** STATEMENT REGARDING BANCD/MMS**

Dear all.

For the last 15 months I have been part of a worldwide campaign trying to ban abusive and unregulated Autism ‘Treatments ‘

We have had huge exposure worldwide on this awful issue and in some parts of the world we have seen convictions of those selling MMS and in Ireland criminal investigations have begun into parents using MMS on their Autistic children and also into those selling MMS.

We have seen Kerri Rivera banned ...

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