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Carrie Burton: Acceptance and Understanding is key

Carrie, a regular contributor to AsIAm, shares her struggles, experiences and views on the need for acceptance and understanding of Autism in society. Autism has been apart of our lives for 10 years now. Its brought its challenges along with it. When we started out on this journey we had Mia’s diagnosis to teach us …

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Carrie Burton: Jack makes three for us

Frequent blogger and AsIAm Liaison Officer, Carrie Burton, writes of the challenges of a third diagnosis in the family, with the recent diagnosis of her son, Jack. On May 11th 2014 we were given our third diagnosis of special needs in our already unique family. Our son Jack, 2 years and 8 months, had autism. …

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Carrie Burton: A second diagnosis in the family

Frequent blogger, Carrie Burton, writes on the recent diagnosis of her second child, Ava, with ADHD and Dyslexia. Carrie’s eldest child, Mia, has Autism and ADHD Ava is my second daughter she is 6. Ava to me has always been our little burst of sunshine. She’s a crazy personality and is mischievous. A real “girly …

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Carrie Burton: Autism has made us who we are

Regular blogger, Carrie Burton, talks about how Autism has challenged, but also strengthened, her family. Read, share and comment! Since today is autism awareness day I decided to write about how autism has made us as a family who we are. I had never even heard the word autism until my daughters creche and pediatrician …

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Carrie Burton: Communion Day – The Day We Thought We’d Never See!

In this article our regular contributor, Carrie Burton, shares her experiences of preparing her daughter, Mia, for First Holy Communion. This is a positive story which shows the importance of perseverance and the incredible challenges anxiety can present for people on the Autistic Spectrum. Please do share your own experiences or concerns around First Holy Communion …

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