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Canadian Thanksgiving

Today my little English family (plus a few of the boy’s friends) will celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving (a day early). It is important to take the time to be grateful for what we have, and that can be difficult in this increasingly busy and demanding life. Thanksgiving Day gives us an …

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A Boy Made of Blocks

As a person with autism and a mother of a son with autism this is a condition that is very close to my heart, and I do everything I can to help raise autism awareness including volunteering as an Autism Ambassador and fundraising in exchange for enduring events like the 10 mile …

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In a Nutshell

Want to know what it’s like working in healthcare as a person with autism? In this video’d talk I explain what difficulties in social and sensory fluency really means in relation to working in health and social care, and explore how someone who functions differently is able to work as effectively …

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Discombobulated

A couple of writer friends came by for a cup of tea yesterday, we got talking about blogging and it reminded me of  how long it has been since I updated this blog. I do have an excuse… several of them actually, including sick parents living on another continent. So, …

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ROBE project update

It seems forever since I last blogged but I am pleased to be able to tell you that I am making good progress with ROBE (the project I have been commissioned to write for Health Education England). I have also had an idea for an educational series that I want to …

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Catch up

Wow, I’m astonished that is has been so long since I last posted on here! As you might have guessed, I have been very busy with the research for ROBE HP (see previous post) as well as reading (see my reading list here). Now that research for ROBE has finished …

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ROBE (HP) Focus Groups

I first asked for your views on obesity and weight related health care back in Feb 2011,  and your input went on to help me shape and develop the content for a learning package for health professionals in relation to maternal and infant obesity for Bournemouth University. This package is called …

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ROBE (HP)

I am very pleased to be able to announce my new writing project: ROBE (HP) –  Reducing Obesity By Education (Health Professionals). ROBE (HP) has been commissioned by Health Education England and will address obesity in relation to healthcare for children. ROBE (HP)  is phase two of my obesity writing project, and …

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