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Colourscape by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Colourscape a unique experience linking music, colour and space. You freely walk around soaking in the feelings each colour radiates as you immerse yourself in them. Wand ... Read on »
Access to health by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Drowning in a tidal wave. Rapidly repeatedly smashing his head hard onto a solid object trying to cause more pain to block out the pain he is already in - giving himself som ... Read on »
Every time we go out... by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Abuse on a large scale is not just happening behind closed doors as in the recent exposure at Winterbourne but in the community - on the streets - in public – by the publi ... Read on »
Horrific abuse Exposed - Panorama by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum People make assumptions about why I ‘put’ C in a residential home – it’s so hard you poor thing you couldn’t cope or so I could have a life or because I just don’t care as ... Read on »
Sensory Rooms by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Our senses - a constant stream of information - hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste being the ones we first think of but there are many others all working together – a ... Read on »
Words create worlds by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Cultural perception of disability has long standing historical influences and has been shaped by fear of the unknown. Ancient Greeks disposed of imperfect babie ... Read on »
Deep pressure by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I don’t know how many pairs of socks C has gone through - hopefully we may have solved this….. = First had to get into C’s world to work out why pulling up ... Read on »
Balance by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In today’s fast moving and aspirational society, social care needs to keep up. Its evolving slowly - there’s a cultural shift towards personalization and our expectations ... Read on »
Walls are not hard enough by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There are many forms of self injurious behaviour (SIB). C has tried lots over the years, biting, scratching, pinching, eye poking, hair pulling to name a few but non have ... Read on »
Worst case scenario by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum C’s head banging has been out of control. He’s ok now - as far as we can tell as C is not the type of young man you can just whisk off to the hospital to be checked out. ... Read on »
On the looking glass by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum C is 22. And only in recent years he has ‘allowed’ me to give him a quick kiss. On his forehead (if he’s in the mood to bend down) or on his nose with my finger. His terms ... Read on »
Inner self by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I went on an Intensive interaction workshop With Us in a bus Intensive – yes Interactive – yes WOW – YES! So basic, so fundamental, so obvious (when you know) ... Read on »
Chance by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum "Chance Favours the Prepared Mind." Louis Pasteur I recently went to a talk given by Dimensions who described transition from child to adult services similar to fallin ... Read on »
Merry Newtonmas Everyone by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Autism Act 2009 was the first ever disability-specific law in England. This Act did two main things. First to put a duty on the Government to produce a strategy for adu ... Read on »
Labelled by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Parent I was recently told by a manager of a residential home (not C’s) that because I have organised a Christmas lunch for the parents of C’s home that there must be a n ... Read on »
Autistic with spoons by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Autistic with spoons? Autism and spoons? Here’s my attempt at a variation on the spoon theory . We all have spoons. There are no stereotypes for spoons. Everyone’s spoon ... Read on »
Cuts and Campaigning by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Dear Bendy Girl I recently went to a fascinating talk given by Neil Coyle Director of Policy of the Disability Alliance (DA). Their aim is to break the link betwee ... Read on »
'Diddlyland' by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum C turned 22 recently. C in the same week was taken to Diddlyland by staff. What image does this project to the public - to C? That it’s ok to treat adults as kids ?Was th ... Read on »
Sleep Deprivation by Casdok Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Sleep deprivation has been used in wars and terrorism as a form of torture to force victims to disclose information. Sleep is a stronger basic need than food and water. S ... Read on »