A Kind of Spark – Elle McNicoll

The lack of ASD inclusive characters in books is notable. Children's books very rarely address our existence and neither do adult fictions. I love reading and often devour books. I am always on the lookout for stories where I am represented. The first book I read with an Autistic character as the lead was The …

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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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