Sunday, 2 April 2017

Spectrum & SEND Sunday #46 - #WAAD2017

Spectrum & SEND Sunday on World Autism Awareness Day 2017

Welcome to Spectrum and SEND Sunday #46 and our World Autism Awareness Day 2017 special. We'd be delighted if you linked up your autism awareness posts but are also happy to have your special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and mental health posts as usual too.

Many of us started sharing our lives online as a way of raising awareness and it's certainly something I think about when I'm writing.  If my post doesn't connect to autism, raise awareness, teach people about it or provide helpful advice in some way, it's not published.  So maybe it's not a surprise my favourite post(s) from the last linky was from Aspie under the Radar about Alexithymia. I loved these posts because I learned something new, I learned about Alexithymia.  I already understood the concept but certainly didn't know this terminology.

Danielle's favourite post was Autism, Empathy & Me from Inside the Rainbow.  Danielle says her son feels things so deeply and painfully that it always needs explaining to people. This is definitely something we can relate to as well and am delighted Danielle has chosen it as her favourite post to highlight.

As usual, we will be sharing our favourite posts on Facebook over the next two weeks.  All your posts have also been added to our Pinterest board so feel free to pin or share them there too.

This week I'm linking up two posts.  You can read about Anthony's awesome response when I told him there was an autistic Ranger in the new Power Rangers movie, or about the funny things that happen when my kids are always loud.

Just a reminder that the linky runs once a fortnight, alternating hosting between myself and Danielle at Someone's Mum. We keep the linky open for the two weeks so everyone can link up.  Thank you once again to all those who linked up and shared posts last week.  If you are new to linkies, no worries, you can look at my guide on what they are and what to do.

How our linky operates
  • This linky will run from 8am Sunday for two weeks, allowing everyone to link up get a wide range of posts now the linky is fortnightly.
  • Please be kind and add our linky badge to the bottom of your post/s so people can find their way back to read other posts (just copy and paste the code below into your HTML - see this guide if you are unsure)
  • Spectrum Sunday


  • Add up to two posts per person, old or new
  • Please comment on one post from each host (we hope you find them interesting)
  • Then comment on the post before yours and more if you can!
  • Please make sure comments are thoughtful and valuable - this subject is incredibly emotive and we all handle our daily struggle differently so kind and supportive messages only please.
  • If you follow us and add the hashtag #spectrumsunday to your tweets, we will retweet for you! Tagging @rainbowsaretoo and @mumsomeone will make it easy for us
  • Add #spectrum_sunday to your photos if you'd like a pretty red heart.  If you do have a look around the hashtag and share the love
  • Each week we will pick a post or two that has really touched us, and we will be share on our Facebook pages and link to on our blogs. You can find our pages here: Someone's Mum Facebook and Rainbows are too beautiful Facbook
You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram here:

As always, we are really looking forward to reading your posts!


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