Newsletter 7th April 2014

Hello and welcome to the first Spectrum Bloggers Network Newsletter!

First of all, thank you very much to the bloggers who have so far joined the network and thank you all for taking time to check the blog. It is very early days but hopefully as word gets around we’ll develop a thriving community. Trying to get the ball rolling is always a tricky task, but hopefully word will get around over the next few months.

New blogs in the network this week. Please note that blogs that cover more than one SpLD will appear in more than one section.

Asperger Syndrome

  • autisticook – http://autisticook.wordpress.com
    ‘An open hearted, open-minded look at how being autistic has affected my life. I look at executive functioning issues, work and relationships, the struggle to get diagnosed as an adult, and above all the pretty awesome ways in which my autistic brain makes me who I am.’
  • Married, With Aspergers – http://bjforshaw.wordpress.com
    ‘I write mostly about my own experiences living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Dysphoria. I am an advocate for acceptance and equal rights regardless of neurology, gender, beliefs or race.’
  • Mind Retrofit – http://www.mindretrofit.com
    ‘I write about our personal Autism family journey; as well, as share my personal experience growing up undiagnosed Aspergers and the transitions of understanding and acceptance. It’s mainly about our vast spectrum household.’

Autism

  • autisticook – http://autisticook.wordpress.com
    ‘An open hearted, open-minded look at how being autistic has affected my life. I look at executive functioning issues, work and relationships, the struggle to get diagnosed as an adult, and above all the pretty awesome ways in which my autistic brain makes me who I am.’
  • Married, With Aspergers – http://bjforshaw.wordpress.com
    ‘I write mostly about my own experiences living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Dysphoria. I am an advocate for acceptance and equal rights regardless of neurology, gender, beliefs or race.’
  • Mind Retrofit – http://www.mindretrofit.com
    ‘I write about our personal Autism family journey; as well, as share my personal experience growing up undiagnosed Aspergers and the transitions of understanding and acceptance. It’s mainly about our vast spectrum household.’
  • Our World and Autism – http://ourworldandautism.com
    ‘Blog about life with a NT and an Autistic Child’

Dyslexia

  • Author Intrusion – http://author-intrusion.blogspot.co.uk
    ‘Thought and comment from author Rod Duncan on writing, film making, creativity and dyslexia
  • Dyslexia and Me – http://thedyslexicstudent.wordpress.com
    ‘Trials and Triumphs: A Lifetimes Experience with Dyslexia and Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome. (New blog every Sunday. Interesting articles every Wednesday.)’
  • MyDyslexicBlog – http://MyDyslexicBlog.wordpress.com
    ‘MyDyslexicBlog tells the story of my life with dyslexia and dyspraxia. I offer support and advice for others as well and talk about my views on a number of topics. I do my best to give motivational boost by telling my story so openly and honestly outlining all my difficulties and set backs but also outlining all I have achieved to date in life.’
  • Unique Dyslexic – http://sdyslexia.blogspot.co.uk
    ‘My life with dyslexia its ups and downs it’s joys and it’s struggles. I am a dyslexic dyslexia specialist and have a very positive attitude towards dyslexia and neuro difference.’
  • Annie’s Lessons: My Dyslexic Learner – http://dyslexiclearner.wordpress.com
    ‘My goal is to give Annie, my dyslexic learner, the best methods that allow her to work around her dyslexia, not hide from it; but learn how to use and develop skills in a positive manner. I wonder if dyslexia is a learning disability, or a teaching disability for those who learn differently.’
  • Blessed Are The Cheesebrains – http://www.blessedarethecheesebrains.com
    ‘Blessed Are The Cheesebrains is a blog about my experiences as the wife and mother of dyslexics. ‘Cheese brains’ is the term that my husband and daughter have coined to describe themselves – the idea being that their brains are constructed and work differently to mine (and could be said to have holes in them!), but that they’re equally good, if not better than the ‘standard-issue’ brain.’

Dyspraxia

  • MyDyslexicBlog – http://MyDyslexicBlog.wordpress.com
    ‘MyDyslexicBlog tells the story of my life with dyslexia and dyspraxia. I offer support and advice for others as well and talk about my views on a number of topics. I do my best to give motivational boost by telling my story so openly and honestly outlining all my difficulties and set backs but also outlining all I have achieved to date in life.’

Irlen Syndrome

  • Dyslexia and Me – http://thedyslexicstudent.wordpress.com
    ‘Trials and Triumphs: A Lifetimes Experience with Dyslexia and Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome. (New blog every Sunday. Interesting articles every Wednesday.)’

Make sure you check out all the awesome blogs! If you are a blogger who covers an SpLD then make sure you Join the Network! If your SpLD isn’t featured, there is an option to add in a new topic.

Latest Blogs

Empathy by any other name – http://autisticook.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/empathy-by-any-other-name
Facing Mortality – http://bjforshaw.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/facing-mortality
Experiencing Autism Acceptance In My Community – http://www.mindretrofit.com/2014/04/06/experiencing-autism-acceptance-in-my-community
Great Gismos 4M Science Kits – Dynamo Torch – http://ourworldandautism.com/great-gismos-4m-science-kits-dynamo-torch
Under the Skin (2013) – http://author-intrusion.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/under-skin-2013.html
Dyslexia and Me: Beyond Words – http://thedyslexicstudent.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/dyslexia-and-me-beyond-words
Dublin Castle and AHEAD – http://mydyslexicblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/dublin-castle-ahead
A pen of thorns – http://sdyslexia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-pen-of-thorns.html
Tears in School Today and I’m So Glad for Friday! – http://dyslexiclearner.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/tear-school-today-and-im-so-glad-for-friday
Does Dyslexia Exist? What Do You Think of The ‘Dyslexia Debate’?! – http://blessedarethecheesebrains.com/2014/04/04/does-dyslexia-exist-what-do-you-think-of-the-dyslexia-debate

Thanks once again for your support! Please check out the blogs, follow them and share them with people you know. There will be another newsletter next Monday with all the newest blogs added to the network and all the latest blog posts from our bloggers!

Cheers!
Hannah

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