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What did I say?

Me: Lin, did you take your tablets? Lin: Leave me alone, bitch! Me: (Absolutely gobsmacked), what did you say? It was about now Lin realised he’d said something wrong. I called him to me; he came immediately with a look of “what have I done?” on his face. I explained that it was never ever

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Autism and the NDIS

I’m on the Autism Spectrum – Am I entitled to NDIS Funding? Now, you’ve seen me write this before, but I think I should remind you of the basics and then elaborate a bit. To be eligible for the NDIS, a person must meet the following requirements: – Have a permanent disability that significantly affects the individual’s capacity to function

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Autism and the NDIS

Demystifying Reasonable and Necessary and Discussing Communication Supports for Children with Autism Reasonable and necessary. You’ve heard the phrase in NDIS meetings, therapists have frequently used it and you’ve seen it written on NDIS material. But what does it mean? Let’s look at it.  Reasonable = fair, sensible, appropriate, rational Necessary = obligatory, required, mandatory,

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Elskè Winten—A woman who lives life on purpose.

Those of us who write for The Disruptive Author know it is written ‘by women for women who live life on purpose’. My article this month is about a woman who has lived, and continues to live, a wonderful life on purpose. Elskè Taylor came into the world weeks after a fierce by-election in her

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Great-Grandma Elskè Meditates in Motion

Elskè Winten began attending Tai Chi lessons when she was sixty-nine. That was thirty years ago. A month away from her one-hundredth birthday, she’s still practicing Tai Chi every week. “Glenn Blythe has been my teacher all those years; he’s very patient,” she told me. Many people enjoy Tai Chi as slow and gentle exercise,

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