A Helping Hand

The first to help you up are the ones who know what it’s like to fall down.

-from The First Gift

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Asperger’s Girl- Stress, How to Manage it & Sensory Toys — Anonymously Autistic

Autistic people are marked by their adherence to routine and resistance to change. We find comfort in familiarity. I like to have a plan and know what is going on also I always try to have stim toys handy. One of my favorite YouTubers – Anja Melissa has a new video talking about how she manages stress [here]

via Asperger’s Girl- Stress, How to Manage it & Sensory Toys — Anonymously Autistic

It’s my only way

This is how to really deal with Chronic illness with Chronic good humour

Two Rooms Plus Utilities

Why does life have to be so contrary? I constantly find myself having to start all over, with things that I was totally sure I already have done and dusted. For example, my previous post. I thought all that I would ever have to do with regards to “potty training”, was done and dusted in childhood, yet here I am, once more like a baby, incontinent. We all know that they say growing old, is like a second childhood, but I have found that it isn’t just growing old that brings those burdens, health can bring them home even faster. I don’t think that I have ever, directly said that I feel like I am prematurely aging, yes, when it comes to skin, I know I made that link. Just a few months ago, I was looking at my hands and they suddenly looked old, really old. Yet suddenly, I…

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Vistit to Coal Loader 30th August 2016

Autism–It’s Different in Girls – Scientific American

Autism—It’s Different in Girls

New research suggests the disorder often looks different in females, many of whom are being misdiagnosed and missing out on the support they need

Autism in Girls

  • One in 68 children in the U.S. is affected by autism—but new research suggests that current diagnostic methods overlook girls, meaning even more kids may be on the spectrum.
  • Behavioral and preliminary neuroimaging findings suggest autism manifests differently in girls. Notably, females with autism may be closer to typically developing males in their social abilities than typical girls or boys with autism.
  • Girls with autism may be harder to diagnose for several reasons, including criteria developed specifically around males and overlapping diagnoses such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or anorexia. [more – a very comprehensive article]

Source: Autism–It’s Different in Girls – Scientific American

P&O-Cruise-19-22-Aug.

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Here are a selection of photos Andrew and I took on our recent P&O cruise up and down the NSW Coast. We sailed on the Pacific Pearl. I contracted the novo virus and was confined to our stateroom for most of the cruise. Most photod were taken on the first two days and very few on Sunday morning. Many from the window as we looked out on the world. TV was good and room service fair.