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Drowning in Need: Autism and Swimming in New Zealand

The ability to swim is particularly vital for autistic children, as they are 160 times more likely to drown than other children are. That shocking statistic is a result of many factors, including that about 50% of autistic children wander, … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding, Autism, and Mobile Phone Masts

I stopped breastfeeding my son at 14 months, after multiple futile efforts to stop him biting. It’s possible that the enormous difficulty I had, was related to his autism, since he couldn’t read my face: My tears and cries of … Continue reading

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Stop breeding, your next child might have special needs…

The first professional to identify my son as Autistic was his doctor, when my son was three. And the first piece of advice he gave me about this newly discovered fact was that I should consider not having any more … Continue reading

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