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A game for Patrick

Patrick & Mouth-and-Face-games Patrick (age 4 ½ ) adopted ‘mouth-and-face-games’ as if he had been craving for a game like this: Always active, it took some time to get Patrick…

Trauma, Babies and Autism

Habib: Traumatic Experiences as a Baby and Autistic behaviours: Habib’s Story Habib was born with a heart-defect. Aged 3 months, he was in intensive care for several weeks after the…

‘Autism, is it really genetic?’

Shahida and her Autistic Brother Abdul: 'Autism, Is it really genetic?' or The Complex Relationship between Genetics and Environment. Shahida was a few months old, when her 3 year old…

Finding her Place in the World

Lucy: Finding her Place in the World Lucy was a bit of a surprise. Her mum was breast feeding her brother, who was not yet 1 when Lucy was born,…

The Girl who had to ‘Hold on Tight’

Maya: The Girl who had to 'Hold on Tight' Maya was very ill when she was born and had to stay in intensive care for many weeks. Her own mum…

When it’s not autism, What is it?

Graham's Story: Autistic-like. When it's not autism. What is it? 'When their son was just 17 months old, Erik and Jennie Linthorst suspected something was not quite right. Experts and…

Food is a control thing

Food is a control thing. It is something you/ the child can control, especially if other things in his/her life and our of control. The result are problems around food…

A mother’s Journey to discover her baby

Isaac: A Mother's Journey to discover her Baby 'Dear Health-visitor, I just wanted to let you know, how Isaac is getting on. He is almost 18 months now. It's been…

Hand Him Something

Jack (age 5) kept grabbing and pressing himself onto mother’s head and although passionate, it did not lead to loving interaction, but actually hurt her. She had tried many ways…