Rules….change.

Just when I find something that works it all goes bottoms up. We had a routine, a goal, something to work towards, and now we are unable to do it. It is the rules, it is health and safety, blah blah blah….., yes I know, you have to follow them. I understand that, I respect…… Continue reading Rules….change.

Proud Mum!

Just when you start to sink in a sea of negativity, someone comes along and throws you a life line and you remember why you have been tredding water for so long. There are alays positives. ALWAYS. Even when all you can see is black, there is always a rainbow shining for you somewhere. Even…… Continue reading Proud Mum!

Will we ever understand?

To not know…. To not understand… To only know what you have read and researched, To only understand what you have experienced. Will we ever know…..fully? Will we ever understand…..completely? About Autism? To understand Autism? Life with Autism is one big learning curve. Autism is a big learning curve. No two children on the spectrum…… Continue reading Will we ever understand?

A hidden disability.

Do I look different? What does Autism look like? It has two eyes and a nose. What else can you see, It has ten fingers and toes. Has it got any legs? Yes, two ankles and two knees, Is it green and hairy? No it looks like you and me. It must look a bit…… Continue reading A hidden disability.

Advice for TAs.

TAs are a valuable resource within school. Without my girls TA, she would not go to school at all. Whilst they are there to support your child throughout their school day, they quickly become a part of your family. We have a lovely TA now who I feel comfortable enough to offer ideas, share our…… Continue reading Advice for TAs.

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.