Inclusion, disabilty, Autism and beaches.

Dear Par Beach, There are lots of little joys in life that we take for granted. Things we do each day without even thinking about it. Things that some people are physically unable to do. Take going to the beach for example; Walking barefoot over warm, silky sand. Following the tide as it ebbs and…… Continue reading Inclusion, disabilty, Autism and beaches.

Autism is not an illness.

Autism is not an illness, it is a condition, Its’ not the name of my daughter, It is a list of symptoms from a book, Not something that defines her. She is just a child growing up, In a world that doesn’t understand, That there is no cure, its’ not made up, Ignorance goes hand…… Continue reading Autism is not an illness.

Carers week 2018.

Am I a stay at home mum or a parent carer? ….or both? Where does it differ? When does one move on to the other? It is complicated and hard to understand. I am a stay at home Mum. I am a parent Carer. It is Carers Week here in the UK. A week dedicated…… Continue reading Carers week 2018.

Our favourite place.

Love is a place, a place that I know, A place we belong, not just where we go, A place we feel wanted, a place we fit in, A place we feel happy, where friendships begin. A place that can turn sad faces to smiles, A place where every second is worthwhile, A place where…… Continue reading Our favourite place.

The reality?

What is the reality of life with Autism? What would I write if someone asked me that? Some days I just wouldn’t know how to put it into words. The reality is hard to write about. Hard because truth hurts. The truth is, that it is hard. Hard to look after your own child? Harder…… Continue reading The reality?

Tomorrow is a new day.

Some days I just dont know what to write. The day has been so hard and I don’t know how to justify the behaviours. Then I think about Autism and realise the very nature of it is, its unpredictability. That doesn’t make it any easier. No matter how far I delve into the whats and…… Continue reading Tomorrow is a new day.

May Day. Inclusion.

Inclusion. One of those things I have always struggled with at school. Inclusion is the term used to describe the right to access mainstream education where possible. I struggle with it because I don’t always think it is in the best interest of the child. Within a day to day situation inclusion doesn’t just mean…… Continue reading May Day. Inclusion.