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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A Tale of Two Ways

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It’s been one of those days! Your child won’t listen to a thing you say and refuses to get dressed screaming like a banshee when you try to put on their socks.

You get up and offer breakfast realising to late you’ve run out the holy grail cereal that your child HAS to have, screaming begins your day and your mood goes down from there.

You decide to take your little one out ...

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Fantastically Autistic

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An exciting new charitable organisation is blooming that promotes autistic rights, helps families with advice and therapeutic aids and I am proud to say I am on board!

 

I caught up with creator Dominque Burnett who’s brainchild got the ball rolling on what looks like will be an amazing venture which will benefit many a family and autistic individual.

I asked Dominique what gave her the idea and incentive to start ...

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Speaking without vocalising.

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After hearing one too many times from a parent that they are amazed to think that autistic  individuals who are non verbal are of the same intelligence or even higher as someone who is verbal, I decided to take action.

I know two wonderful Autistic women both of whom use alternative means of communicating other then verbal speech, and they were more than happy to help me lift the myth on non verbal Autism and a lack ...

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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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A twinkle in the night sky.

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Tamara Wilcox -Curtis was quite simply blessed, she was delivered of a beautiful son on the 3rd of December, 2008 . He was a twin to his younger sister. She named her blessing Fuzani.

As Fuzani grew older the joy he brought was was enlightening, people often said it was as if he had been here before as he had a knowing look in his eyes coupled with a cheeky little smile.

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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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