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


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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.

The Power of a Dog-Rudyard-Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.—The Second Jungle Book RudyardKipling

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your hearts to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie-
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years that Nature permits
Are closing in ashma, or tumour or fits,
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find – it’s your own affair
But… your’ve tgiven your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled,(how still!).
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone-wherever it goes – for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear!

We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound intrest of cent per cent,
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
The longer we’ve kept them the longer we grieve,
For, when our debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long –
So why in Heaven ( before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

First published in 1934 – according to a printed copy given to me

On peut être riche — Inspirations pour réussir sa vie


On peut être riche avec rien et pauvre avec tout. .

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Photos from Sorrento and a Catch Up — LEANNE COLE

It has been a busy time trying to get the magazine out for people ready to read, but it was done…


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So wrong but so right | Two Rooms Plus Utilities

So wrong but so right

I’ve spent today being wonderfully lazy and enjoying every single second of it. Why? Because for the first time in the last few weeks, I am relaxed. Last night, for the first time in just as long, I also slept the entire night without waking even once to go to the loo, or from pain. I don’t think I realised just how stressed I had become and how far the relief I described the other day had gone. Despite the fact that I had a bad day yesterday, it didn’t even get to me, I made my way through one thing after another, without the slightest tension and with a smile on my face….[more]

Source: So wrong but so right | Two Rooms Plus Utilities