Pokemon Go

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Well here I am writing about a topic that has taken the world by storm and created some controversy too… Pokemon have not been anything big in our house although our neurotypical son has some cards that he trades with his friends, so when this new game came out it was of no huge interest…

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Understanding Our Destiny…

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Have you ever considered that where you are, at any given moment in life may be exactly where you are meant to be ? We spend so much time rushing around with busy schedules and trying to keep up with everything that there is little time to stop in the moment, be still and appreciate…

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Together We Can Make A Difference

Together We Can Make A Difference

The autism journey is not for the faint hearted and definately one many would not choose without having greater understanding, but this is not the case for all of us, as this path was chosen for us. It’s a path that has given us a tour guide that will take us places we have never…

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The Value of Communication in Non-Verbal Children…

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Growing up in a world where communication is predominantly verbal your life changes dramatically when your child diagnosed with Autism is non-verbal… You discover how much broader communication is and that there is more ways beyond verbal communication to get your message across to people when you need to…  It also shows us that the…

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Living With The Impact

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The impact of having a child with Autism varies with everyone of us… The question that is asked often and I know I asked myself on many occasions in the early days is how do I live with the impact ?  A question that has so much value to all on this journey, but an…

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Living Life On The Spectrum

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How did the name and logo come to be ?   Living Life On The Spectrum for me was about encompassing everyone who is a part of our journey, as we are all Living Life On The Spectrum if we are connected through someone with Autism… As parents/carers, children, community members and professionals they all…

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What it’s like to be a Mum of a child with Autism ?

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Over ten years ago I wrote a piece which explained what is was like at the start of our journey which you can read by following this link to Ethyns Story… Since then a lot has changed and I will share some of this with you today… First and foremost I am me, I am a…

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A Father’s View On Autism

When we all take a look at the world from where we are sitting we often forget that everyone’s view does vary especially when it comes to Autism… Our thoughts, feelings and actions are based on so many variables due to our upbringing, past experiences, information received, our family situation and outside influences… We take…

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Expect the Unexpected

There will be days that life is amazing and everything feels great, and then there will be days where everything begins to turn to chaos and disorder as you watch your child roll into a complete meltdown… This is the life of having a child with Autism… What people forget and sometimes we as Parents do too,…

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You Can’t Please Everyone…

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Pleasing everyone will never happen. Sometimes in life it’s just the way it is. You won’t be able to please everyone but what you need to remember is make sure you please you. Do what makes you happy. If the decision you make, you are not happy with remember you will suffer through every step.…

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