Biting..and consequences

Biting has always been an issue with my girl. It seems to come in cycles now as opposed to the everyday bites I used to receive! They are my girls way of communicating something. Something that I don’t always understand. My girls way of gaining the sensory input needed to calm. I don’t like it…… Continue reading Biting..and consequences

Autism and the heatwave.

Many people with Autism have difficulties processing sensory information. They have difficulties processing the information correctly. The information gets lost, or diverted the wrong way, causing problems with sensitivity. It can change, and fluctuate, between being over sensitive, under sensitive, or both at the same time. When a person struggles to process sensory information, they…… Continue reading Autism and the heatwave.

Fed up.

I don’t hate Autism…. ….but I don’t always like it. I don’t like the way I don’t understand it. I don’t like the way I can’t see the world through its’ eyes. I don’t like the anxiety and fustration. I don’t like the meltdowns and violence. I don’t like the way it hurts me. I…… Continue reading Fed up.

Autism and birthday parties.

Birthday parties. In her infant and junior school years my girl attended a mainstream school. For years I complained as she never got invited to parties. Now in her specialist placement, my girl received an invite…. ….what followed made me rethink my earlier thoughts, and come to the realisation that perhaps not getting invited was…… Continue reading Autism and birthday parties.

Autism and meltdown

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

Out.

Out. With tears in my eyes, A smile on my face, I’m out making memories, That time can’t erase, Out of our house Where people can see, No sign of my Autism, Cos I’m just being me, But wait, that’s not right, What did I say? I’m out without Autism, I’ve left it at home…… Continue reading Out.

Blurred lines.

Bad behaviour or Autism? Pre teen angst or Autism anxiety? I cannot use Autism to excuse all of my girls behaviour. I cannot ignore bad behaviour because she has Autism…. ….but how can I tell which is which? There are the obvious behaviours that I can see are the result of her processing difficulties. There…… Continue reading Blurred lines.