Category: Autism

A Day In The Life Of An Autistic Student

Imagine you walk into school like any other morning however unlike your peers you are unable to filter out all the individual sounds, smells and sights of everything around you. You can hear the individual conversations of hundreds of people at once. You can hear lockers opening and closing and you can smell that someone hasn’t cleared out their locker for the past month. … Read More A Day In The Life Of An Autistic Student

Channel Ten’s Comedy Is A Joke

Last night Channel Ten aired a comedy parody of an advertisement that made fun of the popular series The Good Doctor. This parody occurred on the show Skit Happens and the video began with the producers making fun of how some autistic people speak and then continued along this vein to make fun of stimming and finally ending with the catch phrase ‘The Good … Read More Channel Ten’s Comedy Is A Joke

The Recharge Room Kit at 2018 vicSRC Congress

The Recharge Room is all set up and ready to go at #Congress2018 I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this space possible. The Rotary Club of Warrnambool for providing some of the funds, Kaiko Fidgets for supplying a variety of their fidgets and of course my amazing mother for running around the western suburbs of Melbourne to … Read More The Recharge Room Kit at 2018 vicSRC Congress

What is wrong with person first language?

A few months ago, at an event I was presenting at someone came up to me and asked: What is wrong with person first language? We have people with brown hair and blond hair; We have people with brown eyes and we have people with different coloured skin, isn’t that the same as having autism? At the time I was asked these questions I … Read More What is wrong with person first language?

Misrepresented In The Media

Hi all today I was informed I had been featured in an article in the Portland Observer & Guardian regarding the I CAN Network expanding to Portland. The journalist who wrote this article neglected to ask my permission to feature me in this article and in doing so misrepresented me by using false and totally unsupported quotes from myself and apparently my Blog. The claims included … Read More Misrepresented In The Media

Q&A with Calum Courtney

Hi all, lately I have been brainstorming some ideas of how I could better use my Youtube channel and have some very exciting news to share. Next weekend I will be filming a Q&A style video with Calum Courtney which will be the first in a series of videos where I interview inspirational people on the autism spectrum. The best part is that you guys … Read More Q&A with Calum Courtney

Calum Courtney’s Final Performance

Hi everyone, I just wanted to share with you Calum Courtney‘s final performance on Britains Got Talent. Unfortunately, Calum didn’t win however he did end his Britain’s Got Talent journey with a bang. You can watch his final performance at: I hope you enjoy and feel free to share this with your family and friends. If you do enjoy Calum’s singing and want to support … Read More Calum Courtney’s Final Performance

Calum Courtney Makes The Grand Final Of Britain’s Got Talent!

I am so pleased to say that Calum Courtney has made it through to the grand final of Britain’s Got Talent and what better way is there than rewriting a song for your mother. Calum who is 10 years old and on the autism spectrum has shown the world that being autistic is not a negative thing that we should be ashamed of. he has shown … Read More Calum Courtney Makes The Grand Final Of Britain’s Got Talent!

Another Calum Courtney Update

I am pleased to share with you all that Calum Courtney has made it to the live semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent! I would like to congratulate Calum who at the age of ten has shown the world you can never be too young to achieve something amazing. I would also like to wish Calum luck for the semi finals and fingers crossed … Read More Another Calum Courtney Update

Happy Mother’s Day

Parents are an important part of any bodies life. Our parents teach us things that we can’t learn from a school, they teach us that there is no crime in being different, that being different is a blessing as life would be boring if everyone were the same. Growing up knowing that you are different from everyone else can be difficult. We get teased, … Read More Happy Mother’s Day

Department Of Education States Violence Is Rare In Victorian Schools

The Victorian Department of Education and Training has stated that “Incidents of violence and aggressive behavior remain relatively rare in Victoria’s more than 1,500 government schools”. This statement was made in response to an incident where an autistic boy was beaten with a spanner outside of a Melbourne school a few days ago. I would like to state that this assertion is not true … Read More Department Of Education States Violence Is Rare In Victorian Schools

Exciting News

Hi everyone, I have some exciting news. On the 19th of May, I will be exhibiting at the Ballarat Autism Expo. This is a great opportunity for you guys to meet me in person and also have a look at some of my upcoming projects including the Recharge Room Kit. At this event, I would also like to showcase the talents of those on … Read More Exciting News

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