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DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,501

I know some of us have a connection with people with autism - if you didn't hear this http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05sttjh do try to spare 15 minutes to listen to this - he's got it spot on ... bless him. 

And if you've never been to a Special School Disco, you'll find out what you've missed.  I've been to a few .......... just the best time image

“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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  • Absolutely, Dove.

    Plus the sense of humour surrounding the horrors of our help system makes me wanrt to do something.....not sure what....

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,501

    Hope this doesn't sound odd/patronising, but I find autism a fascinating condition - I have met so many people who live their lives on various parts of that spectrum and whose abilities and life experiences are incredibly varied.

    After I'd been with Children's Services for a while, I worked mainly with children and young people at the most severe end of the spectrum, usually non-verbal, with severe LD and possibly at least one other condition. I also volunteered at a youth club for youngsters with severe learning and physical disabilities which was run by this organisation http://thehamletcharity.org.uk/home/

    Absolutely inspirational as well as being great fun!

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,468

    http://www.wired.com/2001/12/aqtest/

     

    Here is a little test. Try it. You might be surprised. I was.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    It's been my job as well. 

    The lack of understanding of, or acceptance by, a large number of the general public is beyond belief.

    That's for autism or anything else a bit different.

    Is that from fear? a feeling of suoeriority? 

    I don't knowimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I guess that's right Jo. Some have a very narrow comfort zone

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