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Update on my assessment journey


So after having my initial adult ASD assessment on 13th April 2017 and it going to a panel to review, I had the feedback letter through the post today. 477 more words

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World Autism Month: How Speech Therapy Can Help

It’s World Autism Month! You may have seen communities and individuals around the globe “lighting it up blue” for autism this month to help raise awareness. 353 more words

April is World Autism Month! Learn the Signs

Diagnoses of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) have risen steadily since the 1960s to the current rate of 1 in 68 children in the United States. As diagnoses continue to rise, awareness of early signs and symptoms more important than ever. 380 more words

Our Neurodiverse Family 


It was only a few months ago that I even heard the following terms:


And:


After researching I found that the terms ‘Neurotypical’ and ‘Neurodiverse’ originated in the 1990s, but somehow, like other things had passed me by! 2,100 more words

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3 Tips to Keep Lines of Communication Open with a Non-Verbal Child

Did you know that nearly twenty-five percent of people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are non-verbal? A person who is non-verbal doesn’t use speech to communicate at all.   338 more words

Do You Have a “Twice Exceptional” Child?

In school settings, “exceptional” can have two very different meanings. On one hand, an “exceptional student” might refer to a child who has above average abilities or demonstrates a mastery of academic material beyond what is expected for their age. 389 more words

We're not alone in our struggle...

​A few months ago I saw an article on the Redditch Advertiser website, where I read about fellow ‘warrior mum’ who was fighting a battle “to prove her innocence after being accused of faking her son’s autism.” Source: Redditch Advertiser 24/08/16. 2,302 more words

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