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How We Do Christmas as an Autism Family

I’ve shared before the challenges we face when it comes to Christmas as an autism family. Gift giving can be a minefield, sensory overwhelm can derail the most longed-for outing and the traditional Christmas...

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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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Autism and the Silly Season

For many people on the autism spectrum, the busyness and social nature of the lead up to Christmas and the end of the year can prove too much. There’s the changes in routine, particularly...