Sex and Âûtism. A Reality Check.

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***content warning*** contains sexual references

Sex and Âûtism. A Reality Check. – By Elinor Broadbent

One of the most common questions I am asked when people find out I am autistic AND I have kids is “but how do you have sex if you don’t like touch?!” Followed closely by the statement “I thought you people didn’t like sex”.

Well dears just like everyone else, some people like sex, some love it and others have no need for it. Yep, we are just ...

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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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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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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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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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Autism and Common Misconceptions.

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Where to start? There are so many I hear regularly.

  1. You can’t be autistic you are to social.

Yes I can be, I am able to enjoy others company as many autistics can. We can enjoy social occasions like parties and cinema trips.

I love concerts and the theatre.

That does not mean however that I do not risk sensory overload in those places which happens frequently.

It does not mean ...

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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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