Never Underestimate Anyone, However Much They Struggle
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
2020 has been a year most want to forget but even more so for my family. Even before any virus was in the news my family faced difficulties. Back in January my elderly mum fell and broke her femur. After an operation and a stay in hospital I went from full time caring for two ..read more
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Acts of Kindness In A Pandemic
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
I stood in the playground of my daughter’s school in mid March as parents and grandparents gathered. There was only one thing being talked about: Coronavirus and panic buying! While many were stressing about shortages of toilet rolls and hand soap I was getting more and more stressed about the availability of baby wipes with ..read more
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When There Is No School That Is Right For Your Child
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
As I fill in forms and prepare for my son’s first transition hour at his new high school I find myself being thankful that he has very complex and profound needs. Why? Well because this meant he easily secured a place in a local ‘Additional Support Needs’ high school (known to most as a special ..read more
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What Being Discharged From Services Feels Like For A Special Needs Parent
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
I’m standing at a cliff edge crying out for help for my child. My voice echoes back to me in the chill and darkness of the valley ahead. I feel alone, cold, worried. Has anyone been here before? Can anyone help? A tap on my shoulder from a speech therapist. A slither of hope in ..read more
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Why Would An 11 Year Old Want To Marry Her Brother?
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
Most 11 year old girls find their brothers annoying. My 11 year old daughter actually wants to marry her brother! Why? Well at just eleven years old my daughter already knows her brother will need life long care. While other children her age are out playing with friends, having time out on video games or ..read more
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Having A Child Who Is Forever Vulnerable
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
Vulnerable: to be weak, without protection, easily hurt physically or emotionally, easily influenced, prone to attack, naive, easily taken advantage of. I used to think of vulnerable in terms of a small child unable to defend themselves, an elderly person living alone unable to fight off an intruder or a homeless young person who could ..read more
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Living in Fear as a Special Needs Parent
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
Fear is the emotion I identify with the most. Some days it is all I feel ..read more
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Why I no longer grieve for my autistic son
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
Four and a half years ago I wrote a blog titled ‘grieving for a child I haven’t lost’. It has been read over 100 thousand times since I wrote it and appeared in a number of books and on some popular websites. It’s been one of the most commented pieces I have written and evoked ..read more
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Autism Isn’t A Lifestyle Choice
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
Autism diagnosis continues to increase year on year. With that comes more awareness and hopefully more acceptance. More and more adults are now seeking diagnosis and some even ‘self identify’ as autistic. Not a day goes by when there isn’t a press article, a blog, a meme or a TV programme featuring or talking about ..read more
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Autism and Anxiety – An Awful Combination
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by miriamgwynne
4y ago
Another school morning and another anxiety filled hour for my autistic daughter. Her life is filled with rituals, fears, worries and restrictions and nothing is getting easier. She has autism with generalised anxiety and the combination is awful. It all starts with how she wakes. (Well actually it starts even before then because she often ..read more
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