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?

Listen.

I am not asking people to write me an essay on Autism. I am not asking that they spend their evenings researching the condition. I don’t expect them to understand something I will never fully understand myself. I am just asking one thing…. ….please listen to me. I know my child more than anyone else…… Continue reading Listen.

It could have worked?

So first day back at school today after half term and a weeks holiday. It was supposed to be an easy morning…….because that is what school had planned. It was a good idea, but one I knew was destined to fail. ‘Go with it’ I thought, ‘it may work. It might be the incentive she…… Continue reading It could have worked?

‘The Group’.

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 ‘The Group’.

Support.

Support. A few friends I know have undiagnosed, newly diagnosed and diagnosed children but do not have anyone to talk to. How can I help them? I want to be of some support, to be able to help them, to be of some use. Support is hard to come by. You think you can talk…… Continue reading Support.

Chewing.

Just sat eating a piece of paper…..as you do! My girl is always eating, and not always food! She seems to crave food, crave that feeling of a mouth full. She has always been a oral sensory seeker. She has always needed the sensation that chewing provides. Like many on the Autism Specrum, she has…… Continue reading Chewing.