On Radical Acceptance (& Not Fixing Your Kid)

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46. Mental Health Awareness Week

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 44. Summer holidays

Up with the lark, quick breakfast and out to play by 9am. Hide and seek, kerby, climbing trees and riding bikes. If you were lucky, a trip to the local swimming pool and a hot chocolate on the way …

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You don’t look autistic. Yes I do. You don’t act autistic though. Yes I do. Yeah, but you’re not like “properly” autistic. Yes I am. You can make eye contact. Yes I ca…

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Little sign of progress.

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Feeling quite disappointed and disillusioned with the Autism Strategy in Argyll. Today’s meeting was cancelled and they have not met since November. The next meeting is the end of March. A year ago they relaunched the strategy with promises of real action. Nationally we were 5 years into a 10 year strategy. The Scottish Government then decided to reframe the goals ( that they had failed to achieve) into very vague outcomes. So far it has produced another written plan and well nothing really. Taking a four month break sends out all the wrong messages to people living with autism regardless of the reasons.
Today an advert for this event by Autism Network Scotland has been circulated. The people at ANS are very good people and in my opinion very knowledgeable people. It is extremely difficult to cater for the geographic challenges of Argyll and the limitations and lack of…

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43. Tipping point

Tipping point. We all have one. That point where enough is enough, where you’ve reached your absolute limit but the pressure keeps building. I think ours is different from most. We already de…

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