Carers Allowance. The Reality

My partner came home from work a few days ago and told me about a heated debate he'd been listening to on the radio regarding Carers Allowance. There appears to be a misconception that anyone can claim it, and that people do so when they don't need to. If you want to get my blood …

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Autism then Vs Autism now

I don't know why but today I keep thinking about how our journey began and how my knowledge of autism has changed over time. I remember vividly picking up my little boy from his childminders, he would've been around 17 months old at the time . I was at the doorstep collecting him and he …

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Autism-proofing – The quirky way!

Sometimes when things break in our home they do so in a way that makes our home safer for our autistic son. Now I'm not suggesting y'all go around breaking things to autism-proof your home but sometimes there is a silver lining when things go kaput! There are several examples that spring to mind in …

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The Love of A Brother.

Increasing the size of your family is one of the biggest life changing decisions anyone takes. Deciding to increase the size of your family when you already have a child with special needs, in our case nonverbal autism is an epic decision. We already live in a challenging world, a world of unknowns but bringing …

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Dear Prime Minister…

Dear Theresa May PM, Presumably, you get many hundreds of letters with regards to state benefits. I feel compelled to write following some unexpected situations life has thrown at our family. Let me explain... I'm educated to degree level with a Business Management degree and over a decade of post-graduate work experience where I worked …

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