Category: Autism

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Holiday Myths and Autism

Matilda, my eldest daughter, turned 11 this weekend. So I guess it was no surprise when she pulled me aside recently to ask me a very important question: “Is Santa Claus real, Mum?” As...

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Labels don’t define. They enable.

Many parents are scared of “labels.” So scared, they don’t pursue a diagnosis for their child because of the fear their child will forever be defined by their diagnosis. I understand this fear. I...

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How to hold an autism inclusive party

Post in collaboration with Autism Spectrum Australia Of all the challenges that face autism families, the prospect of a party, of any kind, can be be one of the most intimidating. Parties are problematic...

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Reality Bites: Autism and daily life

I try to practise positivity and strive to see the good in everything. It’s part personality, part determination, I guess. I honestly don’t see the point in dwelling on the negatives. I would much...

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Trusting your instincts

One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced over the years as a special needs parent has been identifying when I should trust my instincts. From the beginning, I’ve experienced a constant battle between head and...