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Lighthouses

If you’ve ever Googled ‘autism’ you will probably have felt overwhelmed with the amount of information available. You’ll read words like ‘disorder’, ‘impairment’ and ‘developmental delay’.  You’ll read that some of the really big funded organisations speak about the ‘trauma’ of parenting a child with autism and the need for research to investigate a ‘cure’.  […]

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“I need space today”. Learning to listen and a year of discoveries.

Today was my sister’s birthday party. She was there the day my eldest son was born. They adore each other. He was excited about going to her party and dressed up for the occasion. As we arrived, he said quietly, “I need space today”. While everyone was celebrating outside, he moved inside, and sat with […]