Category Archives: Special interests

Capturing those special interests

Galina at Chez Maximka  has written a lovely post about some photos she has recently discovered.  These are not just any old photos but hundreds of photographs taken by her non-verbal autistic son that has enabled Galina to see the world … Continue reading

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Special Interests: the power of the x-box

I have a love-hate affair with the x-box or more specifically, my son’s x-box. On the one hand it gives him an opportunity to interact with his school friends.  On the other hand, he becomes so obsessive about it that it … Continue reading

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How a hamster is helping my aspergers daughter

We have a new addition to the family.  A syrian hamster that we bought for our daughter for her birthday recently.  Small, cute and fascinating to observe, this little animal has enchanted us all particularly our daughter who has become … Continue reading

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My favourite museums in the heart of England

Inspired by the launch of the family friendly museum awards for 2012 (click here to nominate your favourite), I thought I would share with you my favourite museums that are local to us in the Midlands. The Herbert Art Gallery … Continue reading

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Autism and art

Art is a significant part of our family life.  Both my daughters exhibit natural talent to create and draw, something that I look upon with awe and wonderment and of course motherly pride.  For my younger daughter who has aspergers … Continue reading

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Embracing special interests

Do you have a hobby or an interest in something? Perhaps you enjoy collecting handbags or shoes, perhaps you love icing cakes in your spare time or enjoy collecting antique books or rare stamps. Whatever your hobby, I bet there are … Continue reading

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Clay Marzo – positive about aspergers

Clay Marzo is a young man who is one of the world’s most talented surfers.  Some people believe he is a genius and could become the greatest surfer ever.  Certainly if you watch him surf, you will soon understand why … Continue reading

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A quiet Easter!

‘Bluebells’ The weather is glorious in England at the moment.  Very warm and sunny with a scattering of white clouds across pale blue skies.  And in our gardens, parks and countryside there is a haze of fresh green as the … Continue reading

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