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From bulldogs to budgies, our readers discuss pets, autism, how animals can help with anxiety, as well as the return of Autscape 2019...

 

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Autscape 2019 - an autistic conference

An annual residential conference and retreat organised by and for autistic people...


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Winston

My dog is called Winston. He’s a french bulldog. I painted this picture of him...


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'Pets' by Tony

When I look into my dog’s eyes, I see simplicity, honesty, perfection and love. Sadly, I cannot see that in adult human eyes...


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Disappearing into an autistic mind: a story

When I, Zach, disappeared into my best friend’s mind, it was such a strange experience. I am guessing you are all wondering how it had happened...


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Fear and anxiety

Hi, readers of the Spectrum! I am David, the Compulsively Creative Man. I want to disclose my history of fearfulness...


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My journey in getting an autism diagnosis

I am a 55-year-old adult with diagnosed autism spectrum disorder. I was born in 1963 in Edinburgh and I lived...


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Pets by Anne-Laure

Pets can give so much to their owners: affection, loyalty, company, an incentive to get some fresh air...


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Last updated: 23/04/2019 10:00:53