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How a son’s drawings for his mum turned into a valuable autism nursing resource

Drawings by five-year-old to communicate with his autistic mother offer insight into how people understand each other

Drawings by five-year-old to communicate with his autistic mother offer insight into how people understand each other

  • Heath Grace’s drawings explain why his mother Joanna Grace’s brain understands words at a different rate than his own and show how they communicate
  • Ms Grace added notes on her own experience of autism and language, and hopes the book helps others to understand that differences can be positive
  • Leading learning disability nurse says the book has lessons for all nurses and calls it a toolkit to work with people who are neurodiverse

It all started during a trip to the supermarket.

Joanna Grace and her son had

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