Listen to me!

I am not sure how we can raise Autism Awareness…. ….or acceptance. Or even belief. I think we have all had ‘that look’ when we have told someone that our child has Autism. That look of disregard. I am the expert in my childs’ Autism. I am not an expert in Autism. But… …when I…… Continue reading Listen to me!

Biting..and consequences

Biting has always been an issue with my girl. It seems to come in cycles now as opposed to the everyday bites I used to receive! They are my girls way of communicating something. Something that I don’t always understand. My girls way of gaining the sensory input needed to calm. I don’t like it…… Continue reading Biting..and consequences

She’s back.

Look what’s back! My girls amazing smile ❤ After a hard few days I feel like my daughter has been returned to me. School holidays, lead up to the full moon, hormones, pain? I have no idea what had caused such a difference in behaviour… …but my girl, and her beautiful smile, are back.

All it took

All it took was a friendly face. The day started difficult again. My girl was not happy or approachable. There was nothing I could do to make her smile. My Dad sent me a message and offered to come over. He changed the day completely. My girl absolutely adores her Grandad. He has some kind…… Continue reading All it took

Tried. Trying.

I am trying to remain upbeat. I am trying to enjoy the time I have at home with my children. I am trying not to count down the 24 days of school holidays they have left. I am trying….. …..but so is my girl. Today she has tried every single ounce of my emotions. Both…… Continue reading Tried. Trying.

The broken system.

At 14 years old, my friends son got his diagnosis of Autism today. 14 years old. This boy has been through his whole primary school life without a diagnosis. He has struggled so much, and been let down by so many. His parents have fought for so long to get the diagnosis that they knew…… Continue reading The broken system.

I just want to be a Mum.

If I knew then, what I knew now, Would that make me a better Mum somehow? If I knew the diagnosis, before she was born, If I could have, possibly, been warned. Not warned of the Autism, but of all the fights, Just to get access to her basic rights, An appointment, a specialist, the…… Continue reading I just want to be a Mum.