Category Archives: Autism Awareness

Love, Life and Loss – a message for Christmas

Christmas is almost upon us and I guess I should write a blog bursting with joy.  Sadly I can’t.  The loss of two family members this year is feeling very poignant at the moment. The passing of my nan a few weeks ago has left … Continue reading

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Mumsnet’s #thisismychild campaign – my thoughts

Mumsnet are running a campaign called #thisismychild which aims to bust damaging misconceptions of children with additional needs and to promote support and understanding for families. All too often children and young people with disabilities are stared at, ridiculed and … Continue reading

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#kevsautismcampaign

Bullying is a subject close to my heart.  My son was badly bullied a few years ago by a crowd of young people who lived down our road.  It was an awful experience for him and for us and not … Continue reading

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Reflections on Autism Awareness Month

Every April I question whether I should join in with world autism awareness month or not.  It feels a tad uncomfortable when I see tweets filling my computer screen and I can’t help but wonder whether people will click on a link … Continue reading

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A book for Autism Awareness Month

As its Autism Awareness Month, why not buy a copy of All Said and Done, a collection of poetry about ASD that has been compiled to raise money for the UK’s National Autistic Society. The 130 page book contains contributions from poets … Continue reading

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Curing autism – what my son thinks

It was just an ordinary evening. I was curled up in front of the fire, watching television with my son when my eldest daughter bounded into the lounge.  She had been chatting on facebook with her friends, discussing the up … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness and The Power of Words

I’ve been part of the online world for a couple of years now.  It has been an eye-opening experience which has taught me a lot about how people are raising awareness of a range of issues.  It is something that I’ve … Continue reading

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Nominations, awards and blogging

I’ve had another lovely surprise.  I’ve been nominated for another award, this time for the MADS (Mum and Dads) blog awards in the categories of Most Helpful, Most Inspiring, Best Blog Writer and Blogger of the Year.  After being shortlisted for a Bibs … Continue reading

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Joining in with World Autism Day

I nearly never participated in today’s event.  I had been feeling very sceptical about the effectiveness of tweeting #worldautismday and whether raising awareness of autism was enough.  If awareness means just knowing that autism and aspergers exists then I believe that … Continue reading

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What will you be doing on World Autism Awareness Day?

2nd April 2012 is World Autism Awareness Day, a day that was designated by the United Nations in 2008 to raise public awareness of autism. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that emerges early in life and which results from a neurological … Continue reading

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