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I worked for several years with a succession of autistic children—which mostly means boys—kids who were mainstreamed in regular education classrooms, with a classroom aide assigned to shadow them. That was me, the shadow. 

We also lived next door to a family who had an autistic son who became one of our son’s closest playmates, until we moved away at the end of elementary school. Chris, with his funny idiosyncrasies is the source of some very sweet memories, as well as moments of high drama. That’s what you get with autism, children who can be deeply involved when their needs and passions are directed and shared but who can sometimes find it frustrating when those needs are brushed aside. 

It’s typical for an autistic child to want to talk about dinosaurs—or whatever the passion is—and be frustrated while the rest of the kids have moved on to another topic. The autistic child is focused on that stegasaurus and exactly how cool it is, just not quite getting that the others don't shar…

10 Ways to Know You're a Brit at Heart

We can't all be British. Yes, some of us love our British telly, are dotty for real football players—especially when they look like David Beckham—and actors like Benedict can grab our Cumberbatch anytime, but that doesn't make us True Brits. True Brits know teddibly, teddibly brilliant British-y things. Like the fact that being married to a prince doesn't mean we call Kate Middleton, Princess Kate. Her Royal Highness is actually a duchess. And William? He's not just a prince, he's a duke. Somehow that's even better than being an ordinary Royal type prince. Don't worry, even True Brits don't know exactly why.

But you might be a Brit at heart if :


You know PG Tips aren't pointers on your golf game.

You know pasties are a kind of pie, not something that would make the Queen blush.

When the flags start waving on the fourth of July, you pour one out for King George.

You know a cock-up is just another way of saying snafu. Unless you're a wanker.

You know minding the GAP won't get you a new pair of chinos.

When your best friend is getting married, you have to throw her a hen party. It's what chicks do.

You know a tosser is an idiot, not the guy in charge of emptying the trash rubbish. He's also a wanker, but never mind.

You know BBC America isn't actually the English Channel.

When it comes to the red, white and blue, you prefer the Union Jack.

You'd never confuse a Londoner with someone from down under.



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Are you a Brit at heart too? Do me a favour and tell me why in the comments section. Ta!
I'm a British passport holding, Green Card carrying, American girl woman.
You'll find this post and more on my love of my home country under the State of Britain



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  1. I know pasty -- and how to pronounce it. But, I learned that from Cornish immigrants to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I learned Hen Parties in England and that you want to be kind of careful what hotel you stay in on a Saturday night to avoid them!

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    1. Yes, I've heard their bachelorette bashes can get a little wild and crazy.

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