Autism and the heatwave.

Many people with Autism have difficulties processing sensory information. They have difficulties processing the information correctly. The information gets lost, or diverted the wrong way, causing problems with sensitivity. It can change, and fluctuate, between being over sensitive, under sensitive, or both at the same time. When a person struggles to process sensory information, they…… Continue reading Autism and the heatwave.

Autism and surfing therapy.

The sand was soft, the sky was clear, The beach awash with volunteers, The waves were calling out their names, As down the path the people came, Armed with smiles and excited screams, To do the thing they’d often dreamed, To feel the sea and ride the waves, No disability would hold you back today.…… Continue reading Autism and surfing therapy.

Sports Day.

It is my girls sports day soon and today she told me she didn’t want me to be there. Not directly of course, she has not quite reached the level of communication where she can just say that. Instead I asked her if I could come and watch. She replied ‘No’, and growled. Whilst 99%…… Continue reading Sports Day.

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.