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‘Autism from A to Z’ is full of information that people new to the autistic world would find extremely helpful when either discovering themselves, or supporting an [autistic] loved one or client.’

Firstly we must apologise for the ‘radio silence’, of late – the new book ‘Autism from A to Z’ is almost ready to be published, with its launch at a UK-based SEN event in March 2020, and has been keeping us busy. The book, by Kathy Carter, is a practical guide and...

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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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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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