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ARCHIVED – Autism Art Therapy: no artistic talent necessary


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. “A picture can paint a thousand words and bla bla bla…”, have you ever actually tried drawing your words or your feelings (what the hell are those?), […]

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ARCHIVED – 4 Not So Typical Neurotypical Brothers – Does autism run in families?


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. In 2011 The National institute of Mental Health reported a 19% chance of parents with autistic children having subsequent autistic children. Upon reading this statistic I am […]

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ARCHIVED – The Many Guises of a Female With Autism


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. I have had many personas in my life, fundamentally I have always been the same, but what I choose to show is often selective and carefully thought […]

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ARCHIVED – Why Aspergers is not a Scapegoat for the Connecticut Tragedy


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.   “A troubled 20-year-old loner with a history of autistic behaviour is the monster behind a horrific shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 people, […]

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ARCHIVED Schooling for Autism Part II – The College Years


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. It soon became apparent that for every year of study I’d inevitably have a breakdown and require eight months off. A bit like a Tesco Value battery, […]

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ARCHIVED Schooling for Autism – How to survive it


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  I blog this piece in hindsight, as all through my schooling I wasn’t actually aware I was autistic, just that I couldn’t cope and was a little […]

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ARCHIVED “Stimming, and I hope you like stimming too”: Declare your Stims!


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  Stimming, or self-stimulatory behaviour as it is more formally known, is as common in the world of autism as wedding dresses installed with fairy lights are on […]

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ARCHIVED Autism Vs The Media: The war is on!


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  There was a time when I would have been drawn to any news article with the word Autism thrown into it, nowadays I avoid such articles like […]

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ARCHIVED The ‘Creatively Impaired’ Autism Fallacy – How a picture can paint a thousand words for us too!


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  My childhood artwork was never displayed proudly around the house (queue my mum feeling guilty when she reads this). I never thought anything of it until I […]

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ARCHIVED Plug in Baby – Early vs Late Autism Diagnosis


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  Yesterday I was drawn to an article in the paper entitled “Plug in Baby”, mainly because of the cute baby wearing a peculiar hat sprawled across the […]

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