The Power Of Why.

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You are waiting on a platform for the train and it’s twenty minutes late.

You are anxious and need to get to your destination so you go to the nearest ticket guard and enquire as to WHY it’s late?

A beautiful piece of art sculpture catches your eye in an art gallery, it’s stunning and is made from an unfamiliar material. You are curious, and ask the guide HOW it was made?

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Home educating your Autistic child.

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More and more parents are withdrawing their children from school be it specialist or mainstream and choosing to educate them otherwise, ie home education.

This path is being chosen as many children are being let down by the schooling system. Adequate support is not put in place, sensory breaks IEP’s and ECHP’s are not being honoured or followed. Children are floundering in a socially hostile environment, suffering sensory overload from noise and overcrowding with no sensory breaks ...

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The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions

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I was asked today by a member in my support group what the differences between autism and learning difficulties are. They had been informed by a well known autism charity that autism is a learning difficulty. This is not the case at all and I felt the need to break down exactly what autism is and how other co morbid conditions that can come with it can be  intertwined with it.

Autism is a communication condition, a ...

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The Good Girl

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It’s 2.18 in the morning and my little daughter is jumping on the bed wearing a Minnie Mouse dress and meowing, her little face lit up with happiness. We are watching a Barbie film and my son has just fallen to sleep.

My girl has just watched Frozen and is insisting on having a piece of tissue stuffed down the ...

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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 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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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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