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Random ramblings, thoughts and info from a mum of autistic and neuro-typical kids
Random ramblings, thoughts and info from a mum of autistic and neuro-typical kids

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The pressure of inclusion in Christmas shows
Today was Jane's Christmas show. She's in Year 1 now and I've settled into a relaxed routine.  Jane beams with pride at every song, action and line. She waves at me when she thinks no one is looking.  Secretly I know she's eyeing up the lead rolls the Year ...
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How we got an Elf on the Shelf our autistic kids can cope with
December came and so did a new comment from our youngest, Jane. “Sarah and Julian both have a magical Elf on the Shelf that talks to Father Christmas.” After a few days of  ‘Elf on the Shelf this..’ and ‘Elf on the Shelf that..’ it became apparent that wha...
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Guest Post: The importance of enjoying play via @About_ASD
Hi, my name is Jade and I am delighted to be able to guest post here. I found Rainbows are too Beautiful through its linky series #spectrumsunday . I really love the mix of activity posts, opinions and information shared.  It is great when you can really ...
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Could my kids use of technology help them when they are older?
I don't shy away from the amount of time my kids spend with tech .  There's no doubt that David uses his iPad for far more than simply entertainment.  Anthony too learns from playing his computer games .  But I wondered, could these also be the basis for he...
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Helping my kids eat
Restricted diets.  Honestly, sometimes it can be depressing.  There's no medical reason why my boys can't eat things.  They are not allergic to anything (that I know of) and to most people it looks like I feed my kids the same food every day due to laziness...
Helping my kids eat
Helping my kids eat
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Four inclusive and supportive kids reads and a Christmas Story giveaway
Through no fault of their own, many kids books miss out on the opportunity to be inclusive.  Many writers draw on their own experiences when writing and creating stories, so it's maybe not a surprise.  But I've found a few books that show inclusion in their...
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How my autistic son talks about the trees as they lose their leaves
For the last month or so, Anthony has spent several journey's to school pointing out all the trees that are loosing their leaves.   "They are dying," he says. We have talked about the fact that it is more like the trees are going to sleep, but Anthony rejec...
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Autumn to Winter motor skills craft - making Pine Cone Snowy Owl Family
Learn about the seasons, autumnal materials and animals by making our Pine Cone Snowy Owls  with this fun and easy craft that helps motor skills development too. Many people with autism, like my kids have fine or gross motor skills challenges, but it's grea...
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SEND & SpectrumSunday 77
It's getting cold and I'm piling on the layers! However you are doing, I'd love you to come share your SEND & autism posts with me here on our SEND and Spectrum Sunday linky - the place you can share and find blog posts about autism, mental health, educatio...
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SEND & SpectrumSunday 77
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Understanding our sleep and Fitbit Versa giveaway
I've just got a new pair of glasses. They are a bit special. Apart from being my first pair of transitions lenses, my new glasses have an extra added bonus that they help me fall a sleep better.  Confused? Well if I said they had blue light filters in them,...
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