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Autism

The Early Signs: To be Frank…lin

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This post has been written by Jo Jordan at Spinning in Circles for Disabled Living’s Story of the Month. Franklin was a remarkably content toddler, a dream child. For hours he would sit quietly in the corner of the lounge, playing with his cars, happy as Larry. He was the complete opposite from my daughter who […]

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My Journey with Autism from a Teenager to an Adult

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This blog post is written by a young woman named Aspling who shares her journey of life on the autism spectrum.  Let’s be honest here, when you think of autism you generally think about children, with adults being an afterthought. And in terms of support this is the same. There’s so much support for children, […]

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Why Are Public Toilets a Challenge for Children and Young People with Autism?

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Davina has written this blog for #AutismHour. Toilet training a child with autism is often difficult. Autism is a spectrum condition that affects social communication, social interaction and imagination. There are often sensory issues as well. These impact on many areas of learning and life for the child and their family. Communication difficulties may mean […]

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A Life with Autism by Rebekah Gillian

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This week we have a guest feature by Rebekah Gillian. Rebekah is a blogger who writes about her experiences with autism, her interests, and hobbies. We asked Rebekah some questions, to give us an insight to what her life with autism is like. At what age were you diagnosed with autism and how did you […]

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Alpaca Therapy, Autism, and Bees on Countryfile

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The Working Animals Compilation episode of Countryfile aired on our screens on Sunday 25 June 2017 on BBC One. This episode focused on how animals can help people with autism and other behavioural issues. Throughout 2017 Disabled Living are celebrating 120 years of delivering services. We will be celebrating our heritage, raising our profile and […]

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Autistic Pride Day – 10 Reasons to Be Proud

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Each year Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on 18 June. It is an awareness day which commenced in 2005 and over the last 12 years, celebrations have taken place to support autistic people, to be proud of their identity and culture. The National Autistic Society encourages anyone to take part in this year’s celebrations whether […]

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World Autism Awareness Week

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Since its World Autism Awareness Week, a blog about autism is obvious. Autism is a lifelong development disability which affects the way in which a person communicates with other people, and how they experience the world around them. Autism affects 1 in 100 people in the UK alone. That’s a lot of people who see […]

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