Helpless. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know where to look. I don’t know what to say. I talk. I use a calm voice, reassuring. Suggesting, telling. I shout. My temper flaring. I can’t see sense. She can’t see sense. She’s self harming, screaming, shouting. My voice falling on deaf ears. She is…… Continue reading Autism and meltdown
Daddy; “You are not allowed to stick your middle finger up at people, my girl, it is rude and innapropriate.” My girl…….. Sometimes I forget how literal she is! (And how hilarious!)
My girl struggles with communication, like many who have Autism. Communication doesn’t always mean talking. Today it meant writing acronyms to describe her feelings towards school, english and maths.
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.