Different.

If you had asked me, 10 years ago, to explain Autism to you, I wouldn’t have had a clue. I haven’t always known about Autism. I wasn’t born knowing about Autism. I have been taught. By my child. When we thought my girl may have Autism I read all the books I could find. I…… Continue reading Different.

Please Santa……

Please Santa? When all is quiet, and I get time for me, I will sit and snuggle up under the tree, I will write to Santa, but not ask for presents, All I want this year is Autism Acceptance. I know it is hard for everyone to see, And you all don’t walk in the…… Continue reading Please Santa……

Bedtime stories.

My girl is almost 12 and every single night, I read her a bedtime story. Then I sit in her room as she falls asleep. Recently I have been worrying that she is too old for it. Recently I have thought maybe I should encourage a more independant bedtime routine. …..recently I have been comparing…… Continue reading Bedtime stories.

School, siblings, guilt.

My girl is doing amazing in her new school. She is up and ready for the (very early) taxi every morning. She chats non stop about school when she gets home. She even told me that she did really well in a test she did today…. ….honestly it is like I have a different child!…… Continue reading School, siblings, guilt.

The sunshine.5

Sunshine brings summer days out, Sunshine means crowded, busy places. Sunshine brings long, light days, Sunshine means confusion at bedtimes. Sunshine brings warmth to our skin, Sunshine means touch and sticky suncream. Sunshine brings bright lights, Sunshine means a sensory meltdown. Sunshine brings children out to play, Sunshine means too much noise. Sunshine brings long…… Continue reading The sunshine.5

SATs are over!

So the stress, the turmoil, and the anxiety got the better of us. The SATs were not to be. Watching my child suffer over something that will never mean anything to her, was just too much. I just couldn’t do it. She just couldn’t do it…. ….so we didn’t. Couldn’t. I tried to make it…… Continue reading SATs are over!

Autism Awareness Week. Hidden Disability.

My girl. A hidden disability. She has arms, she has legs, 10 fingers, 10 toes, She can talk, she can smile, and quite often picks her nose! She can sing, she can run, She can jump down from a wall, She can play football with the boys, She can even catch a ball. She can…… Continue reading Autism Awareness Week. Hidden Disability.