Autism cannot lie!

My girl cannot tell a lie. Many autistic individuals are the same. They say it how it is. A good thing you might think? …..try playing hide and seek with them!! My girl has been known to try and lie but she cannot again lie in her response. For example; “Did you eat the biscuit?”…… Continue reading Autism cannot lie!

That knot…..

Since my girl started her new school so many people have asked how she is getting on. Everyday when I take my boy to school, her old teachers, TAs, parents of children I know, parents of children I don’t know, ask about her. They care…… …..for years I thought they didn’t. When she was at…… Continue reading That knot…..

Mental Health Awareness.

Today is World Mental Health Day. A day we should all be talking about. Trying to dispel the stigma. Mental Health problems, either directly or indirectly, affect us all at some point of our life. Just like Autism, they are often hidden disabilities. People may look like they are thriving but they are barely just…… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness.

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.

Parenting the right way.

Nobody really knows how to parent. We don’t get an instruction manual or a rule book. We don’t get step by step directions. Yet we do it. There is something inside of us that drives us to. We see the vulnerable little babies and decide that we are going to care for them for the…… Continue reading Parenting the right way.

My sister.

Autism Siblings. A brothers point of view. I have a sister with Autism, and I would like you to see, Just how different, and hard, life at home can be. I am her little brother, I am 8, she is 10, Sometimes we get on, but then she is mean again. It’s not that she…… Continue reading My sister.

Minecraft….and Pokémon at Christmas!

This year I wonder if it would be easier for me, To load up a world and make a Minecraft Christmas tree, With glowstone for lights and spiderweb tinsel, And spawn creepers and villagers with which to mingle. To make presents with wool blocks in a biome with snow, To make them all colourful and…… Continue reading Minecraft….and Pokémon at Christmas!