Angry.

Argh…..!!! You know when you feel so angry that you need to shout, to scream!? School. Education. The system. I have had enough. I am not the professional. I have not had the training to be qualified. So how is it I can do their jobs better than them? How is it it that I…… Continue reading Angry.

She has a name.

She is the same, She has a name, It is not Autism, She has that condition. It doesn’t define her, It does explain her, She still can play, In a different way, She still wants friends, With time she can spend, She wants invites to birthdays, She won’t ruin your day, She may seem a…… Continue reading She has a name.

Whose fault?

Whose fault? Autism is born, it is not made, There isn’t anything to blame, You said its my fault for giving the MMR, But the Dr was jailed for those claims. I am not the reason, it was always there, My ‘bad’ parenting is not the cause, You tell me to stand my ground more…… Continue reading Whose fault?

Illness.

One of the hardest things about being a parent is seeing your child ill. What if seeing it was as much information as you got because your child couldn’t communicate it to you? Harder, because you don’t know how to help. “Oh, aren’t they brave?” “They didn’t make a fuss”, “They never mentioned they felt…… Continue reading Illness.

My little rainbow.

Because I made you, I thought I’d know just what to do, That I would understand you, That love would get us through. Because you grew in me, I thought I would know everything, I didn’t know what life would bring, But I didn’t know anything. Because I didn’t understand, Life wasn’t going as I…… Continue reading My little rainbow.

Don’t be afraid to be you.

My favourite part of Autism is that my girl does not try to be like everyone else. She doesn’t like boy bands just because her friends do. She doesn’t take pouting selfies, like her friends do. She doesn’t pretend to be something she is not. She is comfortable in her own skin. I don’t think…… Continue reading Don’t be afraid to be you.

Advice for TAs.

TAs are a valuable resource within school. Without my girls TA, she would not go to school at all. Whilst they are there to support your child throughout their school day, they quickly become a part of your family. We have a lovely TA now who I feel comfortable enough to offer ideas, share our…… Continue reading Advice for TAs.