autism

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Mental Health

Polly Tries: My Experience of the Role Models Online Resilience Course

When Role Models approached me at the beginning of February to see whether Polly would like to do their online resilience course, we were in the midst of a tricky time. After a great end to 2019 and decent start to 2020, tensions were once again running high. Puberty and autism is a heady mix […]

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Autism Parenting

The Christmas Comedown and the Autistic Child

We’re one week into the new year, and still suffering from the Christmas comedown in my house This year we did things differently. We didn’t go overboard with Christmas related activities. There were no trips to see Santa. No mad dash to visit every single friend we have beforehand. No so-called treats in the way […]

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Mental Health

I’ve Been in a Dark Place, but the Fog is Finally Clearing  

I’ve been in a seriously dark place for most of the year, but it finally feels like I’m coming out the other side now.

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Autism Parenting

Why I Hate Autism (Sometimes)

It was a massive honour to be asked to guest blog for the amazing AutismAwareness.com. They do wonderful work in not only raising awareness of autism, but supporting parents through their journeys. They reach millions of people every month who discuss, learn and explore topics of interest to special needs families. This piece first appeared […]

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Autism Parenting

How to Love Your Challenging Child 

Notice the title of this article isn’t: “how to love your autistic child,” or “how to love your SEN child?” That’s because a challenging child can happen to anyone. Additional needs or not. Cards on the table: I’m going to come right out and say that parenting my own challenging child is the hardest thing I’ve […]

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