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Autistic History: Tony Attwood | Fierce Autie

Tony Attwood is a well known psychologist who concentrated his career in Aspergers syndrome (stay with me I don’t believe in this label but I do need to accurately give information). He is married to his wife Sarah and has three children. His children’s’ names are Rosie, William and Caroline. Aspergers Syndrome is no longer […]

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Schools Aren’t Going to Reopen This Fall – The Atlantic

  In March, we were all living in 15-day increments. Working from home and distance learning, for those who had the terrible luxury of such things, would be a weeks-long affair, surreal but temporary. Fifteen days to flatten the curve. Fifteen days to slow the spread.   Scientists warned us even then that a return […]

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Groundhog Day – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent.

One of Hawklads favourite movies is Groundhog Day. Must admit a I’ve always liked that film. I’m showing my 1000 year plus age now by saying FILM. Anyway I liked that Bill Murray film because it was funny and a bit about redemption. Repeatedly through life I’ve had that Groundhog Day feeling. It’s so hard […]

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Brit parents with autistic children paying thousands for ‘scam dolphin therapy’ – World News – Mirror Online

Some of the centres claim sonar ­signals “activate brain cells” if children touch heads with the mammals. Staff at one waterpark visited by the Sunday People even claimed children unable to speak had uttered their first words after contact with dolphins. Dozens of other parks offer services online – some claiming therapy can beat cancer […]

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THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: When Adaptation Looks Like Laziness

Emily Paige Balloutwitter.com/epballou   Many times growing up, I found myself being called lazy for doing things a way that made sense to me.   Of course I had no idea I was autistic for much of my childhood, and it was even longer before I first heard that executive functioning difficulties may be an […]

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Interview: Melissa Eaton | Neurodiversity News

This time, I’ve interviewed neurodiversity ally, Melissa Eaton, who has an autistic son and is known for fighting the infamous bleach cult. Neurodiversity News: Tell me about yourself and what you do. Melissa Eaton: I’m a mom to a 10-year-old autistic and full-time caregiver for my 58-year-old aunt who has Down’s syndrome and complex health […]

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‘Fear of future outweighed the fear of Covid’ | Westmeath Independent

You will rarely see Ruby Morrissey (5) without her smile, a sparkly dress, heels, or her lipstick. But behind her sunshine exterior lies major medical challenges for the young Athlone girl, which her family now accept will not be treated in Ireland despite their best efforts. A recently set-up GoFundme page has already raised €4,231 […]