An overview of my Autism

Up until my autism diagnosis was confirmed I was aware of all my symptoms and how I presented, but I had no diagnosis on my neurological symptoms.

Through researching the Autism arising from my cerebral palsy brain damage and my Consultant’s findings, I finally understand my Autism and its characteristics. Like difficulties with abstract, imaginative or …

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21 Feb, 2019

Codes of Conduct

All institutions and organisations have Codes of Conduct that they must adhere to. Governments too must set the standard as a leading example for us all to follow.

Codes of Conduct is an agreement on rules of behaviour for a group or organisation that sets the standard and outlining in principal the social norms and responsibilities that are expected and/or proper …

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19 Feb, 2019

Sensory issues as a child

It’s important I know I have Autism, not so that I define myself by it, but knowing I have it means I can look back on my memories and rightly place them with my Autism diagnosis.

It’s fair to say that I was never encouraged to think independently as a child. In a way that helped with my neurological issues, because I coped better not having to make decisions. Sensory issues flag up so many …

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18 Feb, 2019

Tinned foods

Although retailers are warning that a no-deal Brexit could lead to temporary food shortages, with people already stockpiling with packet food, including tins of food, the government has said food supplies will be secure whether we leave the EU with or without a deal.

But when it comes to tinned foods, we tend to think tinned food is less nutritious than fresh or frozen, but according to …

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15 Feb, 2019

Coming to terms

Fifty-five years on knowing I have cerebral palsy and Autism is a long way from where I started with no diagnosis on either, and although they give me closure on my symptoms that’s not the real problem here.

To say I am relieved I can finally put a name to my symptoms is an understatement, the journey has been tough. Knowing brings about understanding where I had none, but it’s the misjudgements and opinions …

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14 Feb, 2019

Keeping warm

Raynaud’s Awareness Month highlights a condition that affects the blood supply to certain parts of the body such as the fingers and toes.

It is known as Raynaud’s disease, Raynaud’s syndrome or Raynaud’s. It affects up to 20% of the adult population, worldwide. In the UK there may be as many as 10 million people living with the condition …

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13 Feb, 2019