In my opinion.....

I read a lot.... and I am not talking chick lit here! Each time I log onto the internet I am bombarded with articles, blogs, books, videos, links and groups that all revolve around autism. Sure, I can choose not to log on, however, I enjoy keeping up to date on what is happening in the big wide world.

There really is some interesting stuff to be found and I am not one to bury my head in the sand and say 'she'll be right Jack!". Although to be honest, I am a bit of a *skim reader*. I just don't have the time to delve deeply into each and every article and YouTube clip!

I want to know the latest autism news and read the reviews. It is important to me to read blogs that give a personal account of living with autism. I want to be involved in groups and to play a part if and when I feel like it. I want to hear about the happy, sad, funny and bad stuff out there! My three sisters will tell you that I am just plain nosey!! :-)

I have learnt a few things over the years!

There will always be division within the autism community. We don't stand alone here. No matter who we are, what we are, what we like or what we believe in, there will always be someone who disagrees with what we favour! This is to be found within any community. I call it *life*.

It is easier to sit on the fence (on the internet!).

My journey is MY journey.

My friend's journey is HER journey!

Don't judge another person's journey, even if what they are doing makes me shake my head in disbelief!

Think before reacting (this is taking me a while!!). Reminder to self: It is easier to sit on the fence and keep my mouth shut.

Be kind and understanding.

Be helpful.

Don't bash anyone on the internet. If I don't like what they say, I keep my mouth shut! The feelings of angst are really not worth it!

Save the debates and heavy discussions for people that you can sit down with, face to face. It is extremely difficult to *talk* without being able to see and read the non verbal language that is being expressed!

Only share the nitty gritty stuff with people that you really trust! (Yes, you know who you are!!).

Do not diss another person's blog. If it is not for me, I will no longer follow it!

Support each other.... on the internet, in our community, country, town, suburb or next door!

I could go on and on. BUT....  I have bought a new book that is being talked about over the net and it is quite the hot topic at the moment!

Shock horror ~ it has nothing to do with autism! 
Gasp.. it's chick lit!!



  1. Enjoy your book - put your feet up, sit back & relax! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I couldn't agree more :) I hate it when people fight on the internet,and, like you, I tend to just unfollow if I strongly disagree or dislike someone's views. x

  3. @Becky ~ Thank you, I will! Enjoy your weekend! :)

    @Blue Sky ~ As my husband says... "we have our own shit to deal with"!! Why take on board any more!! x

  4. That's funny...I just finished an entire book that had ZERO to do with autism. It was great! (Called 'The Woman Who Went To Bed For a Year'....wouldn't you just want to??).
    I'm a very comfortable fence-sitter, and I couldn't agree with you more re blog etiquette. I hope people pay attention XXX

  5. I assume that, because there are many possible causes of autism, there must also be many ways to address it. I am going to assume that parents are in the best position to decide what is best for their children.

  6. @Jean ~ I like Sue Townsend.. Thanks for the heads up, it will definitely be my next read! I think there are few of us perched up there on that fence!! :)

    @bookworm ~ Lets hope so! :)

  7. I couldn't agree more with the "live and let live" approach in the blogging world! As a teacher and a parent of a 2e child, I have learned that parents do the best they can and your quote was perfect because there can be so much judging among parents.

    1. Hi Kelly, thank you for your comment and I look forward to reading your blog!


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