“Challenging behaviour” and autistic people.

"Challenging behaviour" and autistic people. A Twitter thread by Ann Memmott, @AnnMemmott, from 8th October 2018, blogged with permission. Autism.  Challenging Behaviour.  A thread. I see a lot of people writing about 'challenging behaviour' from autistic people.  Autism does not cause any 'challenging behaviour'. Let me explain what I mean by this.... 3:50 PM - …

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The worst place in the world to be autistic (probably)

Airports – a rant An airport is a bad place to be if you are autistic. The bright lights, the constant bombardment with announcements, the garish displays from duty-free stalls whose bold colours clash with the blandness of the rest of the building. And you are stuck there. They are up there visually with churches …

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Though there’s pain in the offering, blessed be your name – James 1

Blessed be Your name On the road marked with suffering Though there's pain in the offering Blessed be Your name1 Blessed be your name in the road marked with suffering Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, Sunday 14 October 2018 A tired day at church. Linda and I had arrived home at 2.30am after holidaying on the …

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Home is not the building you live in: Home is where you are understood.

Home is not the building you live in: Home is where you are understood. Recently my wife and I visited the historic city of York. While we were there we looked at the new home of Anne, a former member of our congregation at Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, and had our lunch there. (That is …

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