Not enough.

Is one day enough? World Autism Awareness Day is over. I am left wondering if it actually achieves anything. From my experience, the only people that engage with Autism Awareness are people who care for, or who are close to, a person with Autism. Is it just me that thinks that or am I not…… Continue reading Not enough.

It’s Mothers Day (In the UK).

Happy Mothers Day. A poem. It is Mothers Day today, but please spare a thought, For mums who don’t receive gifts their child has bought, For mums who won’t get a card, a picture they have drawn, Or a handmade posy of flowers which they have written their name on. It is Mothers Day today,…… Continue reading It’s Mothers Day (In the UK).

Invisible?

I was casually chatting to the cashier today as she was scanning my shopping. She asked me what I was up to today. I told her that Monday is mostly cleaning up after the weekend. She asked if we’d had guests, I told her no, we just have children! I explained that we don’t tend…… Continue reading Invisible?

Autism. A palindrome.

I am differently abled Nobody would ever see I have Autism I am just me My disability hidden No one ever knows Autism is not my fear I am scared of people No one understands I suppose I look normal Is that wrong I am a nobody No one sees how hard I try I…… Continue reading Autism. A palindrome.

Pain.

I can’t decide what is worse: Seeing your child in pain, or knowing there is nothing you can do to help. Today they are both breaking my heart. I am angry because my child has this ‘thing’ that I cannot take away. I am upset because I wish it was me that was hurting instead.…… Continue reading Pain.

Nothing to see here…

If anyone had been watching as we entered the café at lunch, they wouldn’t have noticed anything out of the ordinary; Not about me, the sibling or the friends who were accompanying us for lunch. Today the café was bustling with people; leftovers waiting to be cleared on empty tables. No one paid any attention…… Continue reading Nothing to see here…

Who is she?

Autism Myth: people with Autism lack imagination and the ability to play. Autism Fact: People with Autism typically possess vivid, creative and unique imaginations. “Here, in this small, enclosed space, my girl will take you to the last wilderness and show you the planet and its’ wildlife as you have never seen it before.” Have…… Continue reading Who is she?