Donna Williams’ Blog

Ever the arty Autie

Autism figures exaggerated

February26

circus hoops by Donna Williams “30 per cent of children with an autism diagnosis at age two no longer fit the criteria at age four.”

“early identification of autism results in a more favourable outcome, the problem is children in their toddler years, especially boys, can exhibit behaviours that can mimic those of an autistic child.”

““This isn’t a case of over-diagnosis,” she says, ignoring Gnaulati’s argument that health professionals aren’t properly trained to differentiate real autistic behaviour from normal toddler behaviour.”

““Many children, when they’re being assessed by a professional, especially in the younger years, shut down and behave strangely. ”

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Autism and Munchausen By Proxy

February23

Donna Williams aged 4 Do you think Munchausen by Proxy is not real? Or that it could not possibly effect a carer with an autistic child? Read the rest of this entry »

Einstein never failed maths, never failed school

February21

Science - Physics - Albert Einstein Einstein actually NEVER FAILED MATHS and NEVER FAILED SCHOOL . Right handed Einstein was also probably not an exceptional visual thinker. His exceptional maths skills from before age 15 and strong ability to acquire foreign languages, indicate he was predominantly a mathematical and verbal thinker. Read the rest of this entry »

Artwork of the Month – Feb 2015 “Emergence”

February18

Emergence by Donna Williams This month’s artwork is titled ‘Emergence’. Read the rest of this entry »

Surviving Munchausen By Proxy and Suffocation Abuse

February16

donna aged 20 months
SOME STATISTICS
Suffocation abuse is perpetrated by carers with Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another (previously called Munchausen’s Syndrome By Proxy, or MSBP), 76%-98% of whom are the mothers of those they abuse. “In a survey of 51 clinics treating infant apnea, 54 of 20,090 children (0.27% or 1 in 200 of these children) had been subjected to MSBP”. Read the rest of this entry »

Falling Asleep In the Bath – with Ondine’s Curse

February10

Donna Williams Relaxing Bath with Ondine's Curse Most people love a big relaxing candlelit bath. Put your head back under the water and give your ears a good soak. Maybe even have a snooze. Well, its not so straightforward with the hypoventilation disorder of Ondine’s Curse. Read the rest of this entry »

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Donna Williams’ Art Students – 2015

February4

PC032273 copy I have been an art teacher since August 2013. This page is dedicated to giving the art work of some of my students some exposure as artists. Read the rest of this entry »

ONDINE’S CURSE – a children’s social story about Central Hypoventilation/CCHS

February1

Sleeping by Donna Williams
ONDINE’S CURSE by Donna Williams Read the rest of this entry »

Where to star gaze in Melbourne – Mt Burnett Observatory

January21

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Wondering where to star gaze in Melbourne? Read the rest of this entry »

How can I be happy?

January16

Emergence by Donna Williams Stephen Fry has a great answer to this most important question.

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