7 ways that Anne Hegerty is helping people to understand ASD

Unless you are a fan of daytime TV you may have no idea who Anne Hegerty is so first of all, let me enlighten you. Anne is one of a few resident 'super brains' on the quiz show 'The Chase' who go up against contestants as they try to win money by answering trivia...

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To the bullies who hurt me…

I wasn't bullied as a child but I was teased every now and then. I draw the distinction because bullying involves an individual or a group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause hurt or harm to another person or group. It's not the odd comment...

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The best, hard decisions

Parenting is full of hard decisions at the best of times but when you are making decisions for a child with special needs, life can be even more challenging. In my past role as a primary school teacher and now as I visit primary schools as part of my charity More Than...

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Why is hate crime towards disabled children on the rise?

Figures to be released this month following a survey by the BBC show an alarming increase in hate crimes directed towards disabled children. In Staffordshire and Cheshire alone (I live on the border of both counties) hate crimes have increased by over 300%. Initially,...

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Snorkelling fun in the sun!

We booked a family holiday to Turkey late last year and October 2018 felt like a lifetime away. But before we knew it, October was upon us and we were packing ready for our next family adventure. Included in our suitcases were some pretty impressive snorkelling kits...

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Looking for solutions to nail biting!

Does nail biting run in the family? I would have laughed at such a suggestion until I looked into it a little more as I searched for ways to help my son Oliver stop biting his own nails. Nail biting is just one of a few body-focused repetitive behavior disorders...

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9 things that have helped my mental health

I have blogged in the past about my mental health journey. Initially, the shock diagnosis of Goldenhar Syndrome for my son Harry lead to depression. More recently I have been happy to share that I am struggling with anxiety like I've never known before, brought on by...

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Craniosacral therapy. What it is and how it helped us

The early months of my boys’ lives were tricky for us all. They had arrived eight weeks prematurely which brought its own issues and concerns. Harry had been born with a rare syndrome which meant that feeding him was a challenge and I was struggling to get my head...

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