Autism cannot lie!

My girl cannot tell a lie. Many autistic individuals are the same. They say it how it is. A good thing you might think? …..try playing hide and seek with them!! My girl has been known to try and lie but she cannot again lie in her response. For example; “Did you eat the biscuit?”…… Continue reading Autism cannot lie!

Autism babysitter.

Looking for a babysitter for my child with Autism! Must have some understanding of Autism. Must be able to remain calm and confident. Must be extremely patient. Must be hands on. Must allow for unpredictibility. Must not be tired as cannot guarantee the child will sleep. Must be able to cope with meltdowns. Must expect…… Continue reading Autism babysitter.

Autism and birthday parties.

Birthday parties. In her infant and junior school years my girl attended a mainstream school. For years I complained as she never got invited to parties. Now in her specialist placement, my girl received an invite…. ….what followed made me rethink my earlier thoughts, and come to the realisation that perhaps not getting invited was…… Continue reading Autism and birthday parties.

Trying.

We spend our days trying. Trying to live up to expectations so we can fit in. Trying to be like everyone else. Trying to do things everyone else does. But why? Mum guilt. Social media. Everything we see on social media, we believe. Photos portrating happy moments, statuses depicting perfect lives. Happy, family days out,…… Continue reading Trying.

Do you remember that girl?

So the good news? Well, actually, amazing news! Do you remember a girl who would refuse to go to school? Do you remember the girls Mum in utter despair at being reprimanded for her daughters late entry to school everyday? Do you remember a girl who used to have meltdowns daily, before and after school?…… Continue reading Do you remember that girl?

Autism Mums.

Autism Mums; a poem. When it is quiet and I get a moment alone, I think of my girl, how much she has grown, How far she has come in a short space of time, In the darkest of days, she is my sunshine. The visions I had when she was first diagnosed, How I…… Continue reading Autism Mums.

Autism. Anxiety. Parent and child.

Anxiety and Autism seem to go hand in hand. The world is a difficult, and unpredicatable, place to understand. It is a place where there are many rules and regualtions. It is a place where the rules and regulations differ everywhere you go. There is no consistent. Expected behaviour is different for each place you…… Continue reading Autism. Anxiety. Parent and child.