I’m very excited about this month’s installment: there are some provocative opinions and insights, helpful resources, a technology story, some informative science updates, news, and a few articles about ADHD.
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Opinions and insights
The Best Way I Can Describe What It’s Like to Have Autism “There is no doubt that autism makes my life difficult, but it also makes my life beautiful. When everything is more intense, then the everyday, the mundane, the typical, the normal… those things become outstanding.” Read more
Normalised, no thanks. “Recently I had the experience of being kicked out of a Facebook biomedical page…Because I spoke up when a mother of an autistic child said that people are talking about Autism like its a gift, it’s the new thing, when children with autism actually need to be normalised.” Read more
If you are only raising neuro-typical children, you might not know what I’m about to share. “If we consciously leave behind the grass is greener gazing, we are free to be just as we are. If we remember that there are many different ways to do family life, we can let go of our expectations to do it the same as others do. If we are present enough to feel the joy in simplicity – in baking biscuits together, building with Lego as a family, staring at caterpillars and sitting next to each other while we all play with iPads – then we can accept our life as it is.” Read more (Google cache)
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