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chris packham - asperger's admission

Thu 05 May 2016 11:34am

upset by death of pet dog but sees advantages to his condition also

chris packham's autobiography - abridged serialisation...

Elena - former ...

Art - Colour, Texture, Light, Pattern

Wed 27 Apr 2011 10:35am

This new discussion topic fills a gap in The Social area of our is something which we haven't talked a lot about! 

Let's use this discussion to talkabout art - photography, crafts, painting, illustration, sculpting, collage, sewing, knitting, home decor, fashion design, graphic design, and so on. Tell us about your favourite artists. Or to talk about anything related to art - light, colour, texture, shape, pattern, nature. Also - museums, exhibitions, scientific...


What terminology to use?

Fri 31 Jan 2014 12:00pm

When we first began our autism journey over a year ago I would naturally describe people with autism as "autistic". So I might say "That boy is autistic" or say "She is autistic". Reading more about the subject and educating ourselves me and my wife both agreed to change the way we refer to autism and so agreed to use the terms 

"That boy has autism" rather han "That boy is autistic"

"My son has autism" rather than "My son is autistic"

Our thinking was that we don't...


Home schooling

Tue 24 Apr 2018 8:17am

  Hi everyone could I just ask my 12yr daughter has anxiety and depression we have cyps coming out once a week to help her and have just got home schooling since last Monday they said they would go at my daughters  pace as they don't want to make her more anxious but the lady coming has had just 3 sessions upstairs just outside her bedroom but is saying that she is not ment to do it like this she needs to come down I am confused  as she was telling me she sat outside  another girls bedroom...


hyde park's winter wonderland has to pay jonah specter £25,000 for discrimination

Mon 23 Apr 2018 9:51am

...A man with Asperger's Syndrome has been awarded £25,000 in damages after being refused entry to a ride at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland.  

Jonah Specter, 34, is believed to be the first person with a form of autism to successfully win a discrimination payout against an entertainment venue. 

When he tried to get on the ferris wheel last year he was told he did not have the...

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