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? 

A visit from Fred.

A story I wrote last year aimed at children to highlight Autism. A visit from Fred. An alien called Fred had a brilliant idea, One night as he thought up a mission, I’ll go down to earth and find out about, The strange thing I’ve heard called Autism. So Fred put his socks on, he…… Continue reading A visit from Fred.

Confused.

Isn’t it funny? How we work? How I work? Everyday I fight the battle of getting my girl into school. Everyday I complain about it, get cross and want to keep her home. I watch the anxiety consume her, see it slowly steal her sparkle. I countdown for holidays, wanting an easier time us both;…… Continue reading Confused.

Parent relationships.

Being parents is hard. Being parents of a child with additional needs is hard. To be in a relationship whilst being a carer takes a lot of patience… …patience that not all relationships have. Parenting a child with additional needs takes an awful lot of your time. As a result you don’t get to spend…… Continue reading Parent relationships.

The countdown.

6 1/2 more school days and then 42 days off! I have been counting down the days until the Summer holidays, but now I find myself in a panic! What are we going to do? The positives. That’s what I am thinking about! No school means no school runs, no late arrivals, reduced stress and…… Continue reading The countdown.

Just imagine.

Imagine being so caught up on your own thoughts that decision making becomes impossible. Imagine wanting to do something so badly but part of you won’t allow it. Imagine getting so cross with yourself because you think you can do it, you want to do it, but you can’t. You are trapped. Physically and mentally.…… Continue reading Just imagine.

Middleness?

Middleness. Is this a thing? Is this why we have to fight for absolutely everything? Because she doesn’t have severe Autism, because she masks in school, because she conforms to school rules, because she is performing at average levels with her peers, this makes her ok? Is middleness nothing? Does her Autism mean nothing? Is…… Continue reading Middleness?