Category Archives: Autism

Is dyspraxia on the autism spectrum?

A question that I’ve seen a lot recently on social media, such as facebook groups for dyspraxia, is: “Is dyspraxia on the autism spectrum?” This seems to cause a lot of confusion, while some people say “No, it isn’t” others say “Yes, it is”. So I thought I would blog about it for those of …

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It’s called a spectrum for a reason…

“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism” is a phrase I’ve heard so many times, yet a phrase that couldn’t be more accurate! There are traits that everyone with autism will have to some extent or another, such as difficulty in social communication. However, there is a reason autistic …

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Awareness and acceptance: there’s a difference

This week (2nd-8th April) is World Autism Awareness Week! My little brother, Ramsey, was diagnosed with autism just over a year ago. If you would like to read the blog post I wrote for last year’s autism awareness week, here is the link: https://theblogwithonepost.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/world-autism-awareness-week/ I used to hear people emphasise how much more important autism acceptance …

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Dyspraxia & Autism – The Overlap

In many of my blog posts I have mentioned that there are a lot of similarities between dyspraxia and autism, but I haven’t always gone into a lot of detail about them. So I thought I would write a blog post which specifically looks at the overlap between dyspraxia and autism. Dyspraxia and autism can both be …

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World Autism Awareness Week

It’s World Autism Awareness Week this week (27th March – 2nd April)! My little brother, Ramsey, has autism. We’ve known he’s had autism for a while now, but it wasn’t until this week that he was officially diagnosed with autism. Although the majority of people have heard of autism before, not enough people understand exactly what …

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