Blog post with biggest impact
Blog post written within 12 months of the nominations opening which has made an impact. It could have made you laugh, cry or take action but it stays with you long after reading it.
Steph’s two girls – Everyday challenges with PDA
Last week, I posted this picture of me on my blog Facebook page. It was a very spur of the moment thing which seemed to grab a lot of attention even though I hadn’t planned it that way. I didn’t for a second think that so many people would see my tear-stained, make-up free face splashed around the internet…. but that’s life I guess.
Autistic not Weird – 50 pieces of advice from an autistic adult, written for autistic children
This is my fiftieth article for Autistic Not Weird. so I thought I’d do something special for it. I used to be a schoolteacher (and now I work with autistic children outside of schools), and this is the advice I would give to children growing up on the autism spectrum.
A few months ago my ten year old daughter said something that changed the entire way I look at learning difficulties. I hope it will make you think too. Who knew that a ten minute conversation could leave a lasting impression that has radically changed my thinking!
I’m not an easily offended person and I believe in gently educating people about Down syndrome. I always remind myself and others that we were all uneducated once, and that reacting angrily and aggressively changes nothing. But saying that, I would like to take a few minutes to discuss the word ‘retard’ with you.
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