Autism, being different is a good thing.

Today was superhero day at school. The children had worked hard to design their own superhero, and today they were able to dress up and become them for a day. This worried my girl greatly. (She hates superheros and tends to favour the more naughty characters!) She had said she wasn’t going to go in…… Continue reading Autism, being different is a good thing.

“Orange Autism.”

We all develop little tricks to help with our childrens anxiety. We all gave our own little coping stratedgies to try. We tried one with my girl for when we went out in the car. It worked really well……..until it turned into an obsession. Autism one, parenting fail. When I was younger we used to…… Continue reading “Orange Autism.”

Complaint, Our Autism Mum.

What do you do when you need to complain about something……but you feel bad doing it? Bad because you like the place. Bad because you like the people. Bad because you don’t want then to dislike you. Bad because you feel guilty. Crazy isn’t it? I feel guilty submitting a complaint! I have good reason,…… Continue reading Complaint, Our Autism Mum.

11!

11 years ago I was cradling my day old baby. Sniffing her bald little head I was imagining what the future may bring. I was looking forward to her first steps, her first word. Sitting in hospital I was thinking of our first night at home, her first bath…. …everything was going to be perfect.…… Continue reading 11!

Autism, siblings, and a little pup.

Having a child with Autism can be hard. Hard to get people to understand. Hard to get people to accept. Having a child with Autism and a neurotypical “normal” child can make things harder. Harder to get people to understand. Harder to get people to accept. Harder because the effects on the sibling are enormous.…… Continue reading Autism, siblings, and a little pup.

The concept of New Year.

Happy New Year! Today is 2017. Tomorrow is 2018. A simple concept for you and I, Not a simple concept for My Girl. Imagine not having a good sense of time. Imagine not being to tell how long 5 minutes is. How long a day is. A week. A month…….a year. Then imagine me telling…… Continue reading The concept of New Year.

Time.

Time. I need to know the exact time. I am sure that I am the most annoying host/guest ever but if you are coming over or we are coming to you, I need to know what time. My child has Autism. Her life needs to be organised, regimented and routine led. Time is extremely important…… Continue reading Time.