New school. Transition Day.

Today was my girls transition day at her new secondary school. A taster day of the years to come. I was going to write about how she coped. I was going to talk about the anxiety leading up to this day. I was going to tell you how happy, but completely exhausted, she was when…… Continue reading New school. Transition Day.

The NHS.

We moan about it everyday, “There’s too much waiting,” we all say, “Where’s my appointment? I’ve been missed” “I don’t want to be placed on another list,” “There are not enough doctors in this place,” “They’ve given priority to another case,” “A box of tablets, is that all you can do?” “Suppose I’ll have to…… Continue reading The NHS.

Inclusion, disabilty, Autism and beaches.

Dear Par Beach, There are lots of little joys in life that we take for granted. Things we do each day without even thinking about it. Things that some people are physically unable to do. Take going to the beach for example; Walking barefoot over warm, silky sand. Following the tide as it ebbs and…… Continue reading Inclusion, disabilty, Autism and beaches.

Sshh! It’s ok.

Sssssshhhhhh….. ….I don’t want to jinx things but… ….all is calm on the Our Autism front. (And has been for a week!) The thing is with Autism is that it is so unpredictable. The other thing is that it is unpredictably predictable as after the calm there is always a storm, but we never know…… Continue reading Sshh! It’s ok.

Our favourite place.

Love is a place, a place that I know, A place we belong, not just where we go, A place we feel wanted, a place we fit in, A place we feel happy, where friendships begin. A place that can turn sad faces to smiles, A place where every second is worthwhile, A place where…… Continue reading Our favourite place.

Our little dog.

Our little puppy has changed our lives. I had heard stories about how dogs can help children with Autism. I was tempted but never brave enough to have one. My girl has that type of Autism that no one likes to talk about. The violent type. I didn’t want to get a puppy and then…… Continue reading Our little dog.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Some days I just dont know what to write. The day has been so hard and I don’t know how to justify the behaviours. Then I think about Autism and realise the very nature of it is, its unpredictability. That doesn’t make it any easier. No matter how far I delve into the whats and…… Continue reading Tomorrow is a new day.