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15 Mar

How a cat enabled an autistic six-year-old to communicate

How a cat enabled an autistic six-year-old to communicate Submitted by Mark Six-year-old Iris Grace spent the first half of her life trapped in her own world, barely communicating. Her mother Arabella Carter-Johnson explains how her cat, Thula, transformed the family. Six-year-old Iris Grace spent the first half of her life trapped in her own […]

02 Mar

Iris Grace: Mother of six-year-old girl acclaimed for her beautiful paintings on new book about autism, family life and Thula the therapy cat

Iris Grace: Mother of six-year-old girl acclaimed for her beautiful paintings on new book about autism, family life and Thula the therapy cat ‘A positive, inspiring but realistic story of an incredible journey’ By Roisin O’Connor .6-year-old Iris Grace / Photo by Arabella Carter-Johnson Arabella Carter-Johnson In 2014 a five-year-old girl called Iris Grace began […]

28 Feb

What Prodigies Could Teach Us About Autism

SundayReview | OPINION What Prodigies Could Teach Us About Autism By KIMBERLY STEPHENS and JOANNE RUTHSATZ MANY parents remember a moment when their toddler astounded them. Maybe he outpaced his playgroup at mastering a song. Maybe she knew an esoteric fact about outer space. They might quietly wonder: Is my child a prodigy? Probably not. A prodigy is defined as […]

30 Jun

Teen goes to extraordinary lengths to give autistic twin the high school graduation to remember

The Independent Teen goes to extraordinary lengths to give autistic twin the high school graduation to remember Submitted by Mark The pair developed their own language and worked to change people’s perception about autism A teenager has earned herself an army of fans after she finally reached her goal to help her severely autistic twin […]

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