Today is International day of happiness. But how do we define happiness in Autism? Lets start by saying my girl has not succeeded in being entirely happy today! She has been very grumpy and anxious….. ……(school!!) So….happiness. A word we associate with smiles, laughing and feeling loved. People on the Autistic Spectrum have trouble labelling,…… Continue reading Day of happiness.
My favourite part of Autism is that my girl does not try to be like everyone else. She doesn’t like boy bands just because her friends do. She doesn’t take pouting selfies, like her friends do. She doesn’t pretend to be something she is not. She is comfortable in her own skin. I don’t think…… Continue reading Don’t be afraid to be you.
To not know…. To not understand… To only know what you have read and researched, To only understand what you have experienced. Will we ever know…..fully? Will we ever understand…..completely? About Autism? To understand Autism? Life with Autism is one big learning curve. Autism is a big learning curve. No two children on the spectrum…… Continue reading Will we ever understand?
To whom it may concern, 6 weeks school holidays…..what were you thinking? I am writing this at my wits end. I have had a very bad day and I feel that most of it is your fault. Please, ‘maker of the 6 week rule’, explain your reasons to me. You obviously do not have children.…… Continue reading To whom it may concern.
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!