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Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement. Stories from the Frontline

This is a comprehensive book in which (mostly) Autistic (including non-speaking) members of the Neurodiversity Movement write about how they, and the organisations they work with, have contributed to creating a world which better caters for Autistic people’s needs. While this book chronicles the Neurodiversity Movement, there aren’t any entries which come from outside the Read more

The Fallacy of Functioning Labels

Note this was originally written for NCMH and can be found here. I feel it’s appropriate that I’ve sat down to write this piece in April, at the start of World Autism Awareness Month. During the build-up, parents and autism professionals alike have (as they do any other day) already used functioning labels as a Read more

Depression: Child Friendly?

There are many things in life which are tested for their “child friendliness”. From pubs to hotels, theme parks to holidays, all parents want to know in advance whether their children will be well catered for and will have a good, safe time. There’s one area which hasn’t been investigated though, how “child friendly” certain Read more

Autism Blog

Autism is something I have first hand experience of as my eldest son is autistic, and since writing this blog post a number of years ago, I have also received diagnosis. One thing I have learned while travelling the path of endless appointments, therapies and paediatrician appointments is that autism seems to have an inbuilt Read more