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Kirsty Russell
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I'm honoured to have been featured today by +Samantha Colden as part of her She's So Inspiring series. Most of you know my story but if you don't, feel free to read on and find out more about me...
My life has been touched by some uber amazing women whose passion for life and the way they choose to live it have really inspired me. Some are bloggers, some are not, their lives are all differen…
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Have you made your confession yet? There's still to link up for #imustconfess. Plus I'd love to know whether you think you are beautiful or not. It's challenged quite a few people today!
Do YOU think you are beautiful? Do you think you can truly answer this question honestly? I'm beautiful - are you brave enough to say the same?
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We're about to challenge our son again with a school holiday trip to the Gold Coast. He'd much rather stay at home and be comfortable but we need to challenge his thinking and show him all that he can actually achieve x
It's okay to challenge your special needs child - it really is. You will never know how far you can go unless you give your child that push forward.
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I'm still here and I'm still walking for autism (although today was a tough day!). I've been hitting my goal of 15k steps each day and as of today my total steps in the challenge stand at 83,630. I'm aiming to hit 100,000 steps tomorrow. 

To help me along, please send a donation my way. I want to raise $1000 for ASPECT and I'm not even halfway there. Donate a little or a lot. I really don't mind. But please consider donating so other kids can have the same opportunities that my son had to maximise his potential from a young age. 

BTW I went up to see ASPECT's Hunter school this week and it was wonderful to see how many kids they are helping. So help me, help them! 
I'm Kirsty and I blog about being an autism parent at http://www.myhometruths.com. I have three wonderful kids, with my two eldest on the higher end of the autism spectrum. My eldest son (who also has albinism) started school with ASPECT before moving to a mainstream classroom in Year 2. He is now in Year 6 and is ready to transition to high school for next year. He has come a long way since his diagnosis back in 2008 and a lot of that progress i...
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I've had a huge week and nearly forgot to write my confession post for today. But here it is - what have you forgotten recently? #imustconfess
There is delicious irony in this week’s prompt, “the day I forgot…”. Because I forgot to pre-write my post and pre-record my video during the week (as normal) so I’m scrambling now to get...
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Please read and share. Let's forget about choosing a colour to show our awareness of autism and instead choose to do something positive to promote autism acceptance. #autism #acceptance #worldautismawarenessday 
Forget about wearing a colour to support autism awareness - it's time to choose to take action to make autism acceptance an every day reality.
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Sharing our personal experiences with @autism​ spectrum australia today as we reflect on 8 years since our son's diagnosis. #autism   #ASPECT   #autismawarenessmonth  
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Have you ever wanted to visit a theme park as an autism family? Here are 7 strategies to help you make the leap and have a go! #autism   #themeparks  
Have you visited a theme park as an autism family? Or is it on your bucket list for the future? Here are some ways to manage autism & theme parks.
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When I look back at everything we've done and everything our son has been able to achieve, I can't help but be grateful that we have persisted in challenging him. #autism #specialneeds
It's okay to challenge your special needs child - it really is. You will never know how far you can go unless you give your child that push forward.
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There have been a few nights recently where Gilbert has been staying up too late, Delilah has been getting up too early and Matilda has been all over the shop. Why won't they just go the f*ck to sleep?
I'm out of ideas as to how to get my kids settled and off to sleep each night - so this is what I don't know about getting my kids to sleep.
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Forget about wearing blue, gold or rainbow colours to support autism awareness. It's time to choose to take real action to make autism awareness an everyday reality. Here are some ways you can do that right now.
Forget about wearing a colour to support autism awareness - it's time to choose to take action to make autism acceptance an every day reality.
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I try to be positive most of the time but there are some days you cannot escape the truth that autism does suck. And it's okay if you feel that way too!
I make an effort to be as positive as I can most of the time. I hate dwelling on the bad. But some days, the inescapable truth is, that autism sucks
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Kirsty Russell is a blogger and writer from Newcastle NSW. Last year, after a health scare, she accepted a redundancy from her public service position of nearly 20 years and is now making a new career for herself working from home. Current projects include drafting a guide to help other special needs parents based on over 10 years of personal experience and developing a podcast to further provide support to parents with kids with special needs. Her two blogs are My Home Truths (where she chronicles her life as well as her experiences as a special needs parent) and Smarter Happier (where, together with her husband, she writes about their experiences trying to make manageable and meaningful change to lead a more family centric and happier life).
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