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I. The Aunt

Amid bloodied linens and basins of tepid water
in my sister’s drafty farmhouse, I held this pitiful creature
in my hands. Look at her, she’s not going to make it. 120 more words



I ran (or whatever you call exercising on an elliptical machine) for 6.2 miles this morning, hitting 303.6 miles for the year. I’m sure I won’t maintain this pace for long, but I’m just happy I hit it at all.

New Year's Resolutions

Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic

There are so few books about Autism Spectrum Disorders written from a female perspective, especially of those few published in the 80’s and 90’s, when Autism was still considered a mysterious malady and high-functioning ASD and Asperger’s had barely¬†even entered the picture. 504 more words

No Cry, Mummy.....


It is an emotional moment for any parent when their child achieves something monumental.

When you have spent day after day, month after month – even years – watching your child tirelessly try and try and try again with a steely determination to succeed and you know that all you need is to keep patient, never under estimate, encourage and wait, it is impossible to see them write their name for the first time without feeling a little tearful. 60 more words

Down's Syndrome

Force of Nature


It is estimated that at least 80% of foetuses with Down’s syndrome are miscarried or stillborn. This figure could be even higher¬†as most miscarriages are not analysed. 129 more words

Down's Syndrome