Hidden Disability; If I grew a third hand.

If it so happened I grew a third hand, I’d have a disability you’d all understand, I wouldn’t need to explain, or put up a fight, Or argue why I think the diagnosis is right. It would be there, on display, for all to see, Confirmation of how things are different for me, But because…… Continue reading Hidden Disability; If I grew a third hand.

Autism is not an illness.

Autism is not an illness, it is a condition, Its’ not the name of my daughter, It is a list of symptoms from a book, Not something that defines her. She is just a child growing up, In a world that doesn’t understand, That there is no cure, its’ not made up, Ignorance goes hand…… Continue reading Autism is not an illness.

Autism Awareness Week. Hidden disability.

Why is it so difficult to understand Autism? Is it because it is hidden? I wonder if Autism had a ‘look’ people would be more willing to learn and accept. Some disabilities are more obvious than others. No one questions someone if they are in a wheelchair, or using crutches. People with invisible disabilities face…… Continue reading Autism Awareness Week. Hidden disability.

Autism Awareness Week. Hidden Disability.

My girl. A hidden disability. She has arms, she has legs, 10 fingers, 10 toes, She can talk, she can smile, and quite often picks her nose! She can sing, she can run, She can jump down from a wall, She can play football with the boys, She can even catch a ball. She can…… Continue reading Autism Awareness Week. Hidden Disability.

Autism Awareness Week.

This week is Autism Awareness week….. ……this is something I never thought I would have to write about. When I fell pregnant with my first child I was so scared that something would be wrong with my baby. For the first 12 weeks I did repeated pregnancy tests to make sure I was still pregnant.…… Continue reading Autism Awareness Week.

World Down Syndrome Day.

Along our special needs journey we have met lots of new friends. Lots of amazing children all growing up with different diagnoses. All following different paths. We have learnt a great deal about so many challenges faced by children and carers. We have learnt that awareness is needed, not only for Autism, but for the…… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day.