Bullying and Communication

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Bullying and Communication – By Bill Appleton

“We don’t have a bullying problem”. I looked at my wife, turned back to the acting Headmistress of the school we were checking out for our little boy and said “Thank you very much, we’re done.” I fought for, and got him a place in a village school, where the Headmistress was considerably more pragmatic- “We don’t like bullying here, and will try to intervene when we know it is happening.”

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That’s My DJ

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Cindy Mahew On That’s My DJ.

 

Cindy Mahew is active on the autism scene and a driven advocate, so much so she has got  to the point of writing about her experience as a mother to her Autistic son named DJ.

I contacted her after seeing the online media speaking about the publication and details of how to purchase a cope will be attached if you wish to get one.

It’s always a nice experience ...

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On Daniel Smith

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After this news hit the media the reaction has been a mix of jubilation mixed with angst that it was for a short period of time.

The first conviction for the distribution of MMS is regardless a triumph for all who oppose MMS being used as a ‘ Cure’, it’s unscientifically proven, unregulated and is causing pain and suffering to thousands of autistic children and vulnerable adults globally.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                  CIV

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, ...

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A Blaze of Gold

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A Blaze of Gold

As an individual with Aspergers  and children on the wonderfully neurodiverse spectrum I feel I must speak out on the subject of combating autism.

Why is it when I inform people of the fact my children have autism I am immediately offered unwanted advice, apologies and pity?

The media thats why. The scaremongering by companies like autism speaks depicting families with autism as tragic, at a loss and with a child ...

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Eminem And Aspergers

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Eminem And Aspergers.

Eminem has disclosed in his song ‘Wicked ways’ that he has Aspergers.

The song which appeared on his album Marshall Mathers Lp 2 has the lyrics:

IMG_7985Ever heard of Aspergers? Its a rare condition,

Its what you’re suffering from when you simply don’t care if its an 80 degree day

And theres no frickin air ...

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The Dark Side Of FB ‘Support’ Groups.

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The Dark Side of Advocacy – Bill Appleton

I’m a member of two FB Autism Support groups. One UK based, secret, administrated 24/7 by a dedicated worldwide team, and the other one.

The other one doesn’t have a great reputation in the Autistic Community, being known as “Hell Group” by many, “The Big Group” by some.  I call it The Dark Side. It’s not a nice place if you’re an Autistic Adult with an opinion, an argument or experience ...

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Thinking Of Home Education?

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Thinking Of Home Education?

When I first had my youngest son I had never considered home education. I thought to do it you had to be rich or have some sort of formal training.

It was something that had not even entered my mind, as far as I knew your child had to start nursery, then they had to start school.

That was that.

My son changed all that.

He ...

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Emma in the news – The Mercury

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Supporting those with autism

By Mandy Little

A WOOLWICH mum and campaigner against a controversial “cure” for autism is keen to share her experiences and help support parents in the area.

Emma Dalmayne, who home educates her seven-year-old autistic son and daughter, three, who is yet to be formally diagnosed with the condition, has set up a website with tips ...

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Transitions And The Need For Clarity

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Transitions And The Need For Clarity

 

The need for clear boundaries in moving from one place to another is very important for an autistic person.

For me it’s of paramount important that I know exactly what will be happening, with whom, when and how.

If you  as a neurotypical reader can imagine complete uncertainty mixed with anxiety,  you are maybe a quarter of the way there with a little understanding of how it feels not to know ...

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