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Please share in the comments any experiences you want to.. This is a safe space to share your challenges and successes.. (Trigger Warning; I am talking about my family and kids here. I know that...
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Late Diagnosis

This was me on Friday... I am officially Autistic and I had some people respond to the news with cheers, and some respond with "we are so sorry to hear this"! But what is it that makes our fellow...
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Autistic Passions

My home is dangerously close to jungle territory these days. And the collection keeps growing. I like to document every new little shoot. And when I get a new one I research what conditions they...
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Let's Chat

My eldest child had barriers to school that prevented him attending school for several years. It was a really difficult time, not because my child's anxiety (among other things) prevented them...
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About Being Autistic and Unidentified.

This resonates deeply with me today. I've spent a lifetime believing I wasn't academic, I couldn't learn, I was no good at learning, just not good at numbers, had a brain that was good at some...
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Sensory Seeking and Avoiding

This post is about balance and how interesting it is that as Autistic adults and children, with attention differences, sometimes what we crave can really cause us trauma as well. See I crave...
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We are here to help.

Supporting your child to thrive is not a sprint. This is a journey, it really never ends. Keep on putting one foot in front of the other. We have an unprecedented number of parents at the moment...
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Autism and Mainstream Education

Is mainstream education right for autistic children? Do you have an autistic child thriving in a mainstream setting?
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Bullying

Trigger Warning - bullying and violence against autistic people Tonight we've seen the awful news about 13 year old Olly Stephens, a young autistic boy who (allegedly) lost his life at the hands...
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Happy New Year.

This is the year that SFI will campaign to improve the system.This is the year that SFI will work tirelessly so that children’s strengths are supported and developed, not just their minimum...
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