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People generally know about or have at least heard of the 'Autism Spectrum' or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and the rumours, all true, that it is a very broad spectrum ranging from the mild (children who are high functioning and attend mainstream schools or autism units attached to mainstream schools that are like gold dust in the UK I might add), to the severe (children who attend autism specialist schools, also like gold dust, or special education provisions for varying disabilities for the severe and profound), on the other end. Some countries refer to it as an umbrella and they...

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Wow, where do I begin? It's hard for me to even think about this and remember so let's just get it over with, it will be good for me. I will be honest and say that I had no idea what autism was until it came to be in my own son. I recognised the name 'autism' but naively thought it was a Downes Syndrome type disability that was instantly visually recognisable. I had never met anyone who told me they had autism or Aspergers or even an ASD child, and if they did I was completely unaware, in fact,...

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Hello and welcome. I sound like the headmistress of a school...but, really, hello and welcome.  I guess the idea for Autism Threads clothing apparel came about from the many occasions where I wish I had the words "I have autism" tattooed across my now 7-year-old sons' forehead. Or at least had the guts to suggest that's what I do to the rather judgemental and unforgiving public out there. I kinda put the shoe on the other foot as it were, and thought, well, how would I know if a child had autism or not just by looking at them? And if...

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An important part of Austism Threads for me is to help raise awareness about autism, to help educate those who do not know about it and also to support mums, parents and families like ours all living life with autism. I'm going to try and do this through this journal, and if there is just one thing I can say to you all beforehand, it is "Be kind" and "Thank you in advance"!

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