Since having a child with Special needs my friendship circle has drastically reduced. It is not anyones fault, it is just the way things go. People grow up, grow apart and move on. When I realised my child had additional needs, that required diagnosis and extra care, I didn’t realise how drastic the change would…… Continue reading Special needs parent friends.
Summer holidays. Day: 1. Meltdowns: 0. Anxiety: minimal. We got this! 👍 All was quiet, all was calm. Flapjack was made……and eaten. My girl engaged, joined in, took charge. Smiled! Lots of smiles. Happy days. Such a happy day.
Looking for a job! Must be within school hours. Must allow for lateness due to childs unpredictibility in mornings. Cannot work evenings or school holidays. Must allow frequents days off for childs hospital appointments. Must allow use of mobile phone to keep in touch with school. Must allow personal use of phone/email to organise, plan…… Continue reading Looking for a job!
My girl can be the funniest little human I have ever met! Yes my 10 year old wrote a swear word, (I’ll take the bad parent of the Year award now), but….. In the midst of screaming and refusing school she disappeared off into the playroom, came out and said: “I’ve been shopping!” “Oh, what…… Continue reading Whoops!!
Ok, so Autism doesn’t get the blame for everything. Sometimes humour is the only thing that gets you through! Happy Easter! 😂 It is the night before easter, the kids are still awake, If they don’t go to sleep soon I’ll tell them the easter bunny’s fake, I’ve asked them to go to bed, and…… Continue reading An alternative Easter!
Special interests. Obsessions. Infatuations. When does it become too much? It is common for a person with Autism to have a special interest. My girl is very much all or nothing. She is a very rigid thinker. She either hates something, or becomes super interested in it. It sounds harmless enough doesn’t it? It is…… Continue reading Pokémon obsessed?
Many a time I have heard it said that people with Autism don’t have a sense of humour. We all know that to be a myth. Sometimes it may come across that way with joke telling as jokes are usually a play on words that an extremely literal person with Autism would just not understand.…… Continue reading Humour.