Don’t touch…

Oh, to hold your hand in mine, To make sure you’re safe all the time, Oh, to stroke your long brown hair, A gesture to show how much I care, Oh, to hug you when you cry, To wipe tears falling from your eyes, Oh, to kiss your freckled face, To hold you in my…… Continue reading Don’t touch…

Thank you The Paulos Circus.

Today we did something, as a family, that we never thought we’d be able to do! We went to the circus! The circus? I know, you must think I am crazy! The crowds, the dark, the bright lights, the flashes, the loud noises…. It is a place that people with sensory processing difficulties fear. We…… Continue reading Thank you The Paulos Circus.

Attack of the senses.

The senses. Our senses. Something I take for granted, I expect them to work. What if they don’t? What if they are too sensitive? What if they are not sensitive enough? What if the senses were so muddled that they couldn’t do their job properly? Imagine how hard it would be too process all those…… Continue reading Attack of the senses.

The artist.

Our favourite night of the month arrived! The night of ‘The Group’ We love The Group, and cannot sing their praises enough. It is a get together session for children with disabilities and their siblings, run by volunteers and funded by donations. Every month there is a different activity and we also meet up out…… Continue reading The artist.

Where are you?

As I look into your eyes I see, Anxiety staring back at me, Your empty face looking on, Where, My Girl, have you gone? As I watch you stimming as you stare, I wonder if you are aware, You’ve wondered off, anxiety latched on, Where, My Girl, have you gone? I watch you when you…… Continue reading Where are you?

Autism and Body odour.

My girl has a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). We got this before her Autism diagnosis. Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses Most people with Autism have sensory issues. They have difficulty processing everyday sensory information. Their…… Continue reading Autism and Body odour.

A question?

Does she have Autism? Or is she Autistic? Is she still my girl? Or is she just a statistic? Do I say she’s on the spectrum? Or say she has ASD? Are any of them offensive? Should I ask my girl what she wants to be? She is a person with Autism, She is also…… Continue reading A question?