Who is she?

Autism Myth: people with Autism lack imagination and the ability to play. Autism Fact: People with Autism typically possess vivid, creative and unique imaginations. “Here, in this small, enclosed space, my girl will take you to the last wilderness and show you the planet and its’ wildlife as you have never seen it before.” Have…… Continue reading Who is she?

Trick or treat?

Happy Halloween from Our Autism! 🎃 My girl has been counting down the days until trick or treat day! She is always so excited about Halloween! Every year it takes me by complete surprise as I have never really been fond of celebrating it so I don’t make a fuss. I am one of those…… Continue reading Trick or treat?

Day of happiness.

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.

Autism, being different is a good thing.

Today was superhero day at school. The children had worked hard to design their own superhero, and today they were able to dress up and become them for a day. This worried my girl greatly. (She hates superheros and tends to favour the more naughty characters!) She had said she wasn’t going to go in…… Continue reading Autism, being different is a good thing.

11!

11 years ago I was cradling my day old baby. Sniffing her bald little head I was imagining what the future may bring. I was looking forward to her first steps, her first word. Sitting in hospital I was thinking of our first night at home, her first bath…. …everything was going to be perfect.…… Continue reading 11!

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!