She has a name.

She is the same, She has a name, It is not Autism, She has that condition. It doesn’t define her, It does explain her, She still can play, In a different way, She still wants friends, With time she can spend, She wants invites to birthdays, She won’t ruin your day, She may seem a…… Continue reading She has a name.

The puppy.

It has gone past being a co-incidence now, and the novelty is certainly not wearing off. It has been 4 weeks since Domino has come home and we have seen so many improvements in my girl! The puppy is not a miracle cure and is never going to take the Autism away, but she is…… Continue reading The puppy.

Whose fault?

Whose fault? Autism is born, it is not made, There isn’t anything to blame, You said its my fault for giving the MMR, But the Dr was jailed for those claims. I am not the reason, it was always there, My ‘bad’ parenting is not the cause, You tell me to stand my ground more…… Continue reading Whose fault?

The jargon.

The world of special needs and disabilities, Has its very own language, have a look and you’ll see, You’ll find ASD and IEPs EHCP, SaLT and SEN, OT, SPD, ADHD and CAMHS, ADD, SenCO and SEND. It doesn’t stop there, the list is so long, In talks with professionals, you’re bound to hear one. You’ll…… Continue reading The jargon.

A letter to you all.

Dear Autism parents and carers, Scrolling through my social media posts these past few days I have seen so many cries for help. So many of you are struggling with the holidays, with the change to the routine. I am too. We all are. You are not alone. I need to say something to you.…… Continue reading A letter to you all.

Would magic help? 

If I took half of a whisker from a wise old cat, If I took a strand of string from an old man’s hat, If I took a tear from a baby crying with laughter, If I took the giggles from the sound of toddler chatter, If I added it to the showers that come…… Continue reading Would magic help?