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Leanne


Alternative view on vaccines

Fri 15 Mar 2013 9:30am
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Hi, 

I recently came across this site and found the information about vaccines interesting, especially if like me you are dubious of vaccines.

http://www.vaccineriskawareness.com/A-Parent-s-Guide-for-Pro-Vaccine-Ped...

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Leanne

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Films

Fri 17 Jun 2011 9:44am
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Tell us about a film or director that you like, the last film you saw, or fill us in on a film that you're looking forward to seeing.

The last film I saw is The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. It was the film Heath Ledger was working on when he died, so his role was very creatively filled in by Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law. I've heard that some people had a hard time getting into...
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MikeS


Figurative language and autism

Thu 10 Mar 2011 9:49am

Hi everyone,

I'm currently reading 'Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew' by Ellen Notbohm and there's a section in there about how parents/carers should avoid using figurative language - such as "it's raining cats and dogs" - if their child has autism. I was just wondering how much this also applies for people with high functioning autism or asperger's? Is figurative language something that annoys you? Would you prefer people to avoid using it when talking...

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Mike - Former Community Manager
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michaelz


SEX - parents/carers' concerns discussed on bbc woman's hour

Thu 22 Oct 2015 10:48am

children and teenagers : puberty and sexual urges.

scroll down at link for `chapter` containing frank, explicit discussion.

Kate Reynolds has written a book 'Sexuality and Severe Autism' based on her experience as the mother of a child on the autistic spectrum who also has learning disabilities, and also as an agony aunt to other parents of children on the autistic spectrum.

woman's hour - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes...

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MikeS


Autism roundtable, Part I: Angry parents, disability rights, and living in a neurotypical world

Fri 16 Mar 2012 3:40pm

PLoS Blogs are running an autism roundtable at the moment with a number of prominent speakers in the autism community - Todd Drezner, John Elder Robison, Ari Ne’eman, Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Steve Silberman. Part 1 is called Angry parents, disability rights, and...

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Mike - Former Community Manager
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