Autism and Allergies

The potential link between Autism and allergies is a subject which I find very interesting. Three members in my family are Autistic and all of us also suffer with asthma and allergies – nuts, dogs, dust, pollen, kiwi and tomatoes to name only a few! I am always interested, yet not surprised, when I hear …

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New Beginnings

Everyone struggles with change. It is an innate characteristic of human beings. We are creatures of habit and routines whether we realise it or not. Being on the Autistic Spectrum means that, as is the case with most things, our inability to cope with change is heightened. Change to routine can be a big disturbance …

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Top Autism Bloggers 2020

I am honoured to receive recognition for my blog as one of Twinkl's top Autism blogs of 2020. It means so much to know that these posts are helping people gain knowledge and understanding on the condition. I love hearing from those who relate to my posts, especially when my posts have helped someone feel …

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The National Autistic Society’s open letter to Supermarket CEOs

During the Coronavirus pandemic you may have noticed some big changes in the way in which supermarkets are operating. A supermarket can be a stressful place for somebody on the spectrum when they are operating normally. See my previous blog post about this subject by clicking here. Imagine building yourself up to go and complete …

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A Marathon for Autism

My partner was supposed to be running in the Manchester marathon today. He was going to run to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society - it was to be the perfect celebratory end to our World Autism Awareness week. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the Manchester marathon has now been postponed until 11th …

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