No age limit! Siblings welcome. Fresh fruit, biscuits and squash provided for the kids and sensory play implemented and above all it’s free!Continue Reading →
I’m so very proud of my son today.
He had an outing planned with a local Scouts group, it was to be the first time he would go
on a trip with them and he was very excited but also anxious.
What would the other kids talk about?
Would he have fun?
Would they hold ...
Get The Camera Out….
My names Lauren and I am autistic. I also have learning difficulties and hearing loss in my
My schools great, you know? They try and include me in everything, there’s the usual tier
system of popular girls and boys, great clothes and own car as soon as they leave school.
They are all off to high entrance fee Universities which is great for them.
I’ll be going into a special ed programme learning life skills, I am, however gifted in ...Continue Reading →
Dedicated to the memory of Kayden Clark, recalled in every down pour of rain, every burst of sunshine and embodied in every resulting rainbow.
To be an adult autistic is a challenge, navigating society and applying social rules.
Mimicking gestures, facial expressions and feeling alienation at the best of times.
Then add being transgender, growing up feeling as though you walk across a stage ...Continue Reading →
‘Really Autism? You going to start before I even have a cup of coffee?’
That was posted in an Autism ‘support’ group. My friend and colleague Rochelle has written about it here.
I couldn’t resist replying ‘Really Neurotypical? You need a coffee first?’
The poster replied asking why I was offended. I explained I am Autistic and I found the fact she referred to her son as Autism not as ...Continue Reading →
It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce the release of Emma’s first book. It is available online from the publisher at the link below. Regular readers will know the insightful and friendly words Emma uses to communicate a powerful and important message of neurodiversity.
As an autistic woman, and mother of 6 autistic kids Emma has the lived experience of both being autistic and parenting autistics. It’s often said ‘if you’ve met one autistic then you’ve met one ...Continue Reading →
Eugenics seems like an obvious eventuality
When you have an Autism One mentality
People say nah it’s getting better
But they didn’t see the Autism Speaks campaign
With the missing letter
The letter was I
As if I do not exist
They don’t see what we’re seeing
Don’t hear what we’re hearing
Don’t live what we’re living
Don’t give what we’re giving
The strength it takes to live as we do
Treated as epidemics called lepers
Puzzle pieces blue
Sound the alarms
We will over run your life
Break up your home
Ruin your finances
Take your wife!
Called ...Continue Reading →
When I was diagnosed with Aspergers two years ago I felt relieved, jubilant and sad all at the same time.
Relieved because I now knew myself, I could understand so much more about myself. There were a lot of ‘ahh!’ Moments to look back on!
Jubilant because I now knew I wasn’t crazy or a complete misfit, I was part of a neurodiverse community that helped me be proud ...Continue Reading →