Newsletter 14th April

Well this week has been absolutely fantastic! Spectrum Bloggers Network has grown in size a lot faster than I initially expected! There has been quite a buzz on Twitter, so a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who has been discussing and spreading the word!

Since originally starting the blog I have added in another couple of sections of Irlen Syndrome and more recently Sensory Processing Disorder. If you are a blogger discussing a learning difficulty that hasn’t been mentioned you can register under ‘other’ and say in your description what you are covering. I started with the difficulties I was already aware of, but am sure I am probably missing out a fair few. The more awareness we can raise as a group, the better!

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

ADD/ADHD
Blogs by those with:

  • ADHD John – http://www.adhdjohn.com
    ‘I am just an awesome guy with ADHD trying to show the world how I view it while growing the ADHD Nation. It is time for awareness and acceptance!’
  • Sonnolenta – http://sonnolenta.wordpress.com
    ‘I was diagnosed late on the autism spectrum, in 2011. I write about my experiences with autism, SPD, ADHD, insomnia. Advocate/activist for female autistics. Also a single parent, homeschooler, self employed individual.

Blogs by parents of:

Asperger Syndrome
Blogs by those with:

Autism
Blogs by those with:

  • AlacostaACAT – http://alacosta-acat.org
    ‘Writing about; Autism, neuro-diversity, adult transition, and employment.’
  • ASK-PERGERS? – http://askpergers.wordpress.com
    ‘A blog dealing with autism related issues from the point of view of a 19 year old male with autism.’
  • An Autistic Bird Sings – http://anautisticbirdsings.blogspot.com
    ‘I write about my life from childhood into adulthood and what it like being a woman on the Spectrum. I cover meltdowns, sensory overload, daily living, stories from my life, relationships, motherhood, chronic illness and so on. I also include bits on my husband and son who are both on the Spectrum, and challenges with OCD, panic and anxiety as well.’
  • Blogging Astrid – http://bloggingastrid.com
    ‘Blog by a multiply-disabled (including autistic) woman. Some but not all posts are about neurodevelopmental disabilities. Other topics are faith, healing, mental health, etc.’
  • Neuroatypical Wonderings – http://neuroatypicalwonderings.wordpress.com
    ‘A journey through the mind of a Neurotic, Aromantic, Ace Aspie. Sometimes one of my best friends (not on the spectrum) joins me also.’
  • Sonnolenta – http://sonnolenta.wordpress.com
    ‘I was diagnosed late on the autism spectrum, in 2011. I write about my experiences with autism, SPD, ADHD, insomnia. Advocate/activist for female autistics. Also a single parent, homeschooler, self employed individual.’
  • suburp (autism) comics – http://suburpcomix.wordpress.com
    ‘I make comics with Bitstrips about autism, parenting and stuff. Pro inclusion, pro acceptance and pro love :)’

Blogs by parents of:

  • ADHDExpress – http://jandc41855.wordpress.com
    ‘Covering topics ADHD, anxiety, SPD, OCD, ASD and others.’
  • Chaos Organized – http://chaosorganized25.wordpress.com
    ‘We’ve noticed a shortage on blogs about military families who deal with the day-to-day of having kids with special needs, and autism in particular. We want to try to fill that space and maybe offer hope, share our lives, and encourage some other families out there.’
  • Taking it a Step at a Time – Autism – http://vcdale.wordpress.com
    ‘Proud Mom to a 23 year old son with Autism. There was no ” spectrum” when he was diagnosed at age 4 (after a 3 year battle to get a diagnosis) it was just Autism. Nowadays I suppose his particular brand of Autism would be described as “Classic Autism“‘

Dyslexia
Blogs by those with:

  • Fuzzy Thinkers – http://www.fuzzythinkers.co.uk
    ‘Forty three year old mother of two young boys who was identified with dyslexia and Irlen at the age of 40. My Dream: to offer practical support to parents of dyslexic children. Collating the views of dyslexic children and their parents via my website.’
  • Kate Murray – http://kate0murray.wordpress.com
    ‘A dyslexic trying to survive in the writer’s world now that the masters is finished; short stories, memoirs, poetry and flash fiction.’

Blogs by parents of:

  • DyslexicAndUnstoppable.com – http://www.dyslexicandunstoppable.com
    ‘DyslexicAndUnstoppable.com offers free tools and strategies to help kids with dyslexia succeed at school, while also offering them hope and encouragement to succeed at life.’

Irlen Syndrome
Blogs by those with:

  • Fuzzy Thinkers – http://www.fuzzythinkers.co.uk
    ‘Forty three year old mother of two young boys who was identified with dyslexia and Irlen at the age of 40. My Dream: to offer practical support to parents of dyslexic children. Collating the views of dyslexic children and their parents via my website.’

Sensory Processing Disorder
Blogs by those with:

  • Neuroatypical Wonderings – http://neuroatypicalwonderings.wordpress.com
    ‘A journey through the mind of a Neurotic, Aromantic, Ace Aspie. Sometimes one of my best friends (not on the spectrum) joins me also.’
  • Sonnolenta – http://sonnolenta.wordpress.com
    ‘I was diagnosed late on the autism spectrum, in 2011. I write about my experiences with autism, SPD, ADHD, insomnia. Advocate/activist for female autistics. Also a single parent, homeschooler, self employed individual.’

Blogs by parents of:

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!

Latest Blogs

Autism, Work and the Advantage of Being Wired Differently – http://alacosta-acat.org/2014/04/10/autism-work-and-the-advatage-of-being-wired-differently
ADHD And Alcoholism – http://adhdjohn.com/adhd-and-alcoholism
Body image, disordered eating and dysmorphia- an autistic woman’s experience and views – http://sonnolenta.com/2014/04/11/body-image-disordered-eating-and-dysmorphia-an-autistic-womans-experience-and-views
“SPD- An Inside Look” – http://jandc41855.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/spd-an-inside-look
Should you grieve for the child you should have had? and what I think about it. – http://askpergers.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/should-you-grieve-for-the-child-you-should-have-had-and-what-i-think-about-it
How can we make uni easier for students with disability? – http://www.lettersfromaspergia.com/2014/04/how-can-we-make-uni-easier-for-students.html
Thank You, My Friends – http://bjforshaw.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/thank-you-my-friends
A Day Of Pure Awesomeness! – http://www.mindretrofit.com/2014/04/13/a-day-of-pure-awesomeness
OCD Blog Hop Theme (April) – http://neuroatypicalwonderings.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/ocd-blog-hop-theme-april
New friendship, first kisses, being “in character” and pulling away. – http://anautisticbirdsings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/new-friendship-first-kisses-being-in.html
Why I Can’t Live Independently – http://bloggingastrid.com/2014/04/11/why-i-cant-live-independently
World Autism Awareness Day!! – http://suburpcomix.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/world-autism-awareness-day
Foodie Friday: Easy Pleasy Micorwave Eggs – http://chaosorganized25.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/foodie-friday-easy-pleasy-micorwave-eggs
Inspiring Blog Award!! Me? Wow!! – http://ourworldandautism.com/inspiring-blog-award-me-wow
Dc’s Letter to His Best Buddy, Steve – http://vcdale.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/dcs-letter-to-his-best-buddy-steve
Dyslexia and Me: Dissertation Blues (One Giant Leap) – http://thedyslexicstudent.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/dyslexia-and-me-dissertation-blues-one-giant-leap
Link to SEN Petition – http://fuzzythinkers.co.uk/link-sen-petition
Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor Who – http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/tom-baker-as-the-fourth-doctor-who
Just when I thought there was time for a little rest lol – http://sdyslexia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/just-when-i-thought-there-was-time-for.html
Annie is Not Happy – Echo Mom is Back! – http://dyslexiclearner.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/annie-is-not-happy-echo-mom-is-back
Determining The Cause Of Your Dyslexic Child’s Difficulty At School – http://www.dyslexicandunstoppable.com/2014/04/04/determining-the-cause-of-your-dyslexic-childs-difficulty-at-school

Loads of interesting and different blogs to check out and loads of new posts to read this week! I am absolutely thrilled to see how well Spectrum Bloggers Network is doing already! So please keep spreading the word! There will be another update next week with all the latest new bloggers and posts.

Thank you all once again for taking time to check out Spectrum Bloggers Network!

Cheers
Hannah

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