Autism Awareness Day 2014 – guest blog on The Telegraph ‘Mother Tongue’ site

A guest ‘Life with an Autistic Son’ blog post is featured today on The Telegraph’s ‘Mother Tongue’ site. Entitled ‘My autistic son isn’t invisible, you know’, it conveys some of my experiences as the father of an autistic six-year-old and the attitudes towards autism we have experienced. Find it here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/10722325/Autism-Awareness-Day-My-autistic-son-isnt-invisible-you-know.html

Today is also the last opportunity to grab a free copy of the ‘Life with an Autistic Son’ e-book on  Amazon UK and Amazon US.

On a personal note, I have just watched my son enter his new Autism base for the first full day. I’m happy to report that he had a spring in his step as he did so. That will put a spring in my step all day long.

Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

B’s Dad x

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Last chance to grab a free copy of the ‘Life with an Autistic son’ e-book!

shineToday my son waved goodbye to mainstream school for the last time, ahead of his enrollment full-time at a new autism base. The love, support and generosity shown to my son as he left was genuinely moving, and a reminder of how fortunate we have been to experience such acceptance and awareness of his needs. On the eve of World Autism Awareness Day, it is my hope that such understanding can continue to grow and develop so that children like my son get the support they need and deserve.

I urge you to check out events and local activities as the world ‘lights it up blue’ tomorrow- there’s lots going on.

In the meantime, you can grab a copy of ‘Life with an Autistic Son’ for free throughout the day at  Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Thanks x

B’s Dad

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Update: World Autism Day 2014 – Free Book Giveaway now available

WAAD-UN-lsThis year’s World Autism Awareness Day has special resonance for my family. By coincidence, the day also coincides with my son leaving mainstream education and moving to specialist provision at an autism base attached to a primary school. This comes after a lengthy period of struggles with local authorities for funding and support, increasing difficulties in school and the realisation that our autistic six-year-old boy is able to cope less and less in a standard classroom set up.

But rather than being sad about the move, we feel it is a cause for celebration. World Autism Day for us is not just a chance to spread awareness but also a chance to celebrate the fact that specialist support is available and an opportunity like this is open to our boy. Spreading awareness can only help make that support even more available. I hope so.

I’d like to support the day by offering free downloads of my book ‘Life with an Autistic Son’ from Amazon UK and Amazon US. It will be available for a limited period from today (Sunday 30th March) up to and including World Autism Awareness day on Wednesday April 2nd.

Thanks x

B’s Dad

 

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World Autism Awareness Day 2014 – Free Book Giveaway

WAAD-UN-lsThis year’s World Autism Awareness Day has special resonance for my family. By coincidence, the day also coincides with my son leaving mainstream education and moving to specialist provision at an autism base attached to a primary school. This comes after a lengthy period of struggles with local authorities for funding and support, increasing difficulties in school and the realisation that our autistic six-year-old boy is able to cope less and less in a standard classroom set up.

But rather than being sad about the move, we feel it is a cause for celebration. World Autism Day for us is not just a chance to spread awareness but also a chance to celebrate the fact that specialist support is available and an opportunity like this is open to our boy. Spreading awareness can only help make that support even more available. I hope so.

I’d like to support the day by offering free downloads of my book ‘Life with an Autistic Son’ from Amazon UK and Amazon US. It will be available for a limited period from Sunday 30th March up to and including World Autism Awareness day on Wednesday April 2nd.

Thanks x

B’s Dad

 

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View the ‘Life with an Autistic Son’ advertisement on YouTube

Please support ‘Life with an Autistic Son’ by clicking on the link and adding a ‘like’ or comment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dtH8FAEIyE

Many thanks,

B’s Dad x

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Autism Parenting Magazine article

Autism Parenting Magazine Nov 13 mid

‘Life with an Autistic Son’ is featured once again in this month’s Autism Parenting Magazine. The article features an extract from the e-book on the role of grandparents in our children’s lives.

There are several other feature articles well worth a look in this informative and interesting magazine. I particularly enjoyed the article on music therapy, having experienced its benefits first hand with my son.

Please support the magazine by popping over to the website. A free first issue is available to new readers!

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Life with an Autistic Son – now available as an e-book!

LWAAS 3d book cover‘Life with an Autistic Son’ is now available as an ebook from Amazon. Posts that were featured on this blog can now be viewed via the book, alongside some exclusive content. Please help raise autism awareness by taking a look at the book, spreading the word and maybe even writing a review on the Amazon page. Your support is greatly appreciated. Amazon UK: here Amazon US: here (also available in other territories)

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