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Trying to work out anxiety about demands

Sun 17 Sep 2017 11:13am

Hello! I am trying to work out why I get so anxious about demands and I am really interested to hear from anyone else about their own experiences of this.

I get panic attacks and anxiety about demands. I want to give an example because 'demands' means weird things to me.

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josh - autistic teen - article by emily foster in the daily mail.

Sat 2 Sep 2017 9:23am

I had to sieve his Rice Krispies so they weren't 'dusty' ... anything could trigger an outburst: One mother's frank and loving account of living with a son who is autistic and has ADHD

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nai - welsh autism charity - gethin jones

Tue 25 Jul 2017 9:15am

...My only sibling, my sister Mererid, who’s 40 and a paediatric physiotherapist, has two children – Alby, aged ten, and Lenny, seven. They’re the most special people in my life. Alby is autistic which means he’s different, that’s all, and my best friend Sion also has an autistic nephew, Twm.

About two years ago we set up the charity Nai – the Welsh word for nephew – to help parents of autistic children.

Mererid’s such a Strictly fan that when I was on it in 2007 she used to dress Alby in a sparkly outfit to match mine each Saturday...

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Fri 7 Jul 2017 12:09pm


Autistic man Shaun Condon who was told he 'wouldn’t last one month' in his job is to retire after working 28 years for Newport Bus... 


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lewisham people's day - 8th july, 2017 - sensory zone

Wed 28 Jun 2017 10:54am

Sensory zone 

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micro-pigs for all

Sat 15 Apr 2017 8:59am

if you haven't got one - acquire one soon!!
Meet the miracle micro pig who taught a non-verbal autistic child to TALK

A GINGER micro pig became the talk of the town during today's This Morning as a beaming mother recalled how the beast taught her autistic five-year-old to talk.

Sam Bailey was born bilingual, but his speech soon deteriorated until he was eventually diagnosed with classical autism.

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Films and the Media

Mon 3 Apr 2017 7:02pm

Hello people, what are everybodies favourite or worst films related to autism? and why?

and what are peoples general thoughts of how autism has been or is portrayed in the media? is there a certain preference the media have?


I'm interested in peoples thoughts on the medias impact on how the general population view autism. As the media plays a massive role in collective mindsets I wonder if and how any of these 'favourite or worst' movies have impacted that.

and what about the news? aghhh I could go on all day. 

Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. By Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie
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controversial pundit katie hopkins has autistic daughter and wonders if she too has autistic traits

Tue 28 Mar 2017 11:40am

...Hopkins has a daughter with autistic spectrum disorder (“She would describe me in facts: ‘My mum has a big nose; doesn’t wear pants; walks around the house naked’”) and Hopkins thinks she too may have traits of the condition...



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Music Therapy publication

Mon 27 Mar 2017 11:04am

Hi everyone,

Henry Dunn
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A Thought About "Labels" And How To Help People With Autism (And Others)

Mon 13 Mar 2017 2:33pm

I find the human tendency to label and categorize things interesting---the labeling and categorization of other people specifically. Sometimes it's practical---we do it naturally, subconsciously or consciously, all the time; it helps us to make sense of and create order and comfort in our lives. But it can also be lazy and unnecessary, and detrimental to others.


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