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Autism rights and legislation (UK)

This article is extracted from the author's forthcoming book 'Autism from A-Z', and looks at the legislation concerning autism – for anyone hoping to access support for themselves or their families, it is important to familiarise oneself with it. Please note that the...

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What is neurodiversity, in the context of autism?

It is worth exploring what neurodiversity means, in the context of autism. Many adult autists that support the neurodiversity paradigm don't need the concept spelling out, but we here at Spectra.blog, we have many more people that are 'new' to the world of autism...

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‘Will the family understand an autism diagnosis?’

A mum we know whose child may be autistic was recently asked whether her parents, the child's grandparents, would understand an autism diagnosis. The mum wasn't sure, and her companion remarked that she doubted the grandparents would understand. The connotations were...

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Quirks and autistic attributes

Let's talk about quirks, in connection with autism spectrum neurologies. A quirk is a little difference, or something unusual – the Cambridge English Dictionary describes it as: ‘An unusual habit or part of someone's personality, or something that is strange and...

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