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I have noticed in the Autism community, more and more autistic adults and parents feel that awareness is not as important as before. Some have the perspective that the world knows what it is and that it is time for action and acceptance. I agree that it is time for acceptance, however in some contexts there are people who do not know what Autism is and that is what I would like to talk about here, why I think that awareness is still valuable and necessary. I can only speak from my experience, I can not say I am an...

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Here at Daliland World, we have learnt  that whether you are trying to facilitate lessons at home or online, it is challenging to continually come up with new and fun educational activities for the kiddos. One thing is for sure though and that is, we love it. So, we have decided to share some of the things that we have learnt which may be useful to others. Also let us not forget that with the ongoing pandemic we have all had to overcome different hurdles and obstacles.  Even though it may be challenging coming up with new and fun activities...

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It is of a common perspective that children and adults on the autism spectrum behave inappropriately. At times, due to our current social norms, some behavior might be seen as "inappropriate" however if you understand why it is happening or where it is stemming from you may see this behavior in a different light and it does not seem so inappropriate anymore. I always say that with understanding comes acceptance and that is why it is so important that there is more awareness about these kinds of topics as autistic adults and children are often just misunderstood. When a child...

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This month's post is going to be a little different to the normal topic based article. Due to the fact that the need for online services and support is growing in response to the Covid-19 climate around the globe Daliland World has adapted to this and is providing online support. This article is going to explain what services we are now offering and why. Daliland had teamed up with teachers and therapists in the field in order to provide a holistic approach from experienced and passionate individuals. The implementation of quarantines and lock-downs all over the world has made life...

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Communication is another important topic for discussion as this is how we voice our thoughts, needs, wants and so on. This is how we engage with the world around us. Imagine existing in a world where others do not understand what you are trying to communicate. There are different types of communication and not all of them of verbal. Individuals on the autism spectrum have unique ways of processing information and due to this some may communicate in a way that is perceived as different to the "societal norm". What is very important to mention here is that if you...

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