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Here are some news articles doing the rounds today - I hope you find them interesting.

Wed 25 Jan 2017 1:07pm

Steep rise in children with autism blamed on doctors diagnosing ‘mild’ behavioural symptoms (MailOnline)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4150282/Autism-rise-blamed-doctors-diagnosing-mild-symptoms.html

 

Newly published guidance for visitors to Parliament with autism (Education for Everybody)

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Travel training with TFL

Mon 23 Jan 2017 9:34am

Just thought I'd share this with you all Smile 

A short story about travel training at our Ambitious College

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Charlotte
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Suffering in Silence

Mon 16 Jan 2017 5:15pm

She was a new kid on the block at a small school in rural America.  Her Grandpa took her to her 2nd grade class on the first day.  Mom was sick in the hospital.  She didn't know with what but whatever it was, it was for the long haul.  A couple of months to be exact but to an 8 year old for whom routine was paramount, a day was too long.

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Marsha England
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Autism barbers assemble

Tue 10 Jan 2017 4:29pm

A friend shared this with me and I thought I would pass it on!

https://autismbarbersassemble.nearcut.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Autismbarbersassemble/

This was their new year message:

"HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!

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Charlotte
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Little Girl Looking Out the Window

Tue 10 Jan 2017 1:33am

If I could take a single snapshot of myself as a child, it would be of me as a little girl looking out the window watching the children play.  A child wishing to join in, but too afraid to step outside and ask "can I play?"  Maybe if she had asked, they would have let her join in the circle.  But repeatedly being a victim of bullying, she didn't dare risk rejection.   She compensated the loneliness with retreating into a world of make-believe where she could be anybody she wanted to be.  She made up a cast of characters who let her join their circle.

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Marsha England
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Dwp

Tue 10 Jan 2017 1:31am

Hi the dwp woman is coming on thursday I rang and asked her if she could come another day as my son would be at school between 9 and 11 she said she could come before 8and 8.30 I said it would upset his routine but she said it was important but to him getting to school on time is important she said he could go late I said ok but  now I am worried my son will be even more stressed as he will not want to go late can i ring and make another time that hopefully suit he just gets so anxious even when family members come he sits upstairs any one rang back are will they wonder what I am playing at

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Dla to pip

Fri 6 Jan 2017 11:27am

Hi I have not posted for a long time but could do with some advice you helped me once before and I was so grateful for that my son has Dla but he will be 16 in Feb 2017 and has to apply for pip have heard a lot about this and I find it very stressful my son will also I have filled the slip for me to be his appointee we have a woman coming out on Thursday to chat to my son he is saying he will not chat with her not sure what to do I understand that she just wants to ask him if he is ok with me  doing this for him but he does not like to talk face to face any help thank you .

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Autism in the news

Fri 6 Jan 2017 9:51am

Hello all, 

I'm Gabriella and I work at Ambitious about Autism. I thought you might be interested to read a daily summary of autism in the media. I'll post in this thread most Monday-Fridays. 

Enjoy  

Gabriella

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My Story - How I Learned I Was Living on the Autism Spectrum

Thu 5 Jan 2017 10:41pm

I was diagnosed a month ago with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I didn't take it as bad news. It is on the contrary a relief to know there's a name for my peculiarities. I can't count the number of times I thought of myself as an alien from another planet to this world.  Finding out at the age of 58 was like finding out the name of the street I had been living on for over five decades. My suspicions were first raised some time after I started working with special education students in my hometown school district.

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Marsha England
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unexpected joys of raising autistic child - dancing with max - emily colson

Wed 28 Dec 2016 10:32am

Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max.

Her father, author Chuck Colson (now deceased), joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life.

audio part one - http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Focus-on-the-Family/Episodes/Focus-on-the-Family646

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