I like to think I am a kind person. I like to think I am calm and approachable. …..I know I am not a very good friend. I am selfish and absorbed in a world of Autism and disability. They are all I talk about. They are all I think about. Everything I do and…… Continue reading Parent friendships.
Argh…..!!! You know when you feel so angry that you need to shout, to scream!? School. Education. The system. I have had enough. I am not the professional. I have not had the training to be qualified. So how is it I can do their jobs better than them? How is it it that I…… Continue reading Angry.
It might be just me getting older, but I feel like I cannot tolerate people anymore. It might be just because I have a child with a disability that not many people understand. It might be just because I have a child with a disability that people are aware of but don’t make the effort…… Continue reading Just grumpy?
Today is World Mental Health Day. A day we should all be talking about. Trying to dispel the stigma. Mental Health problems, either directly or indirectly, affect us all at some point of our life. Just like Autism, they are often hidden disabilities. People may look like they are thriving but they are barely just…… Continue reading World Mental Health Day.
My favourite part of Autism is that my girl does not try to be like everyone else. She doesn’t like boy bands just because her friends do. She doesn’t take pouting selfies, like her friends do. She doesn’t pretend to be something she is not. She is comfortable in her own skin. I don’t think…… Continue reading Don’t be afraid to be you.
I watch you walk out the door, And I find myself asking, A question I have never asked before, My heart beats faster, As reality creeps in, Who will be there for you when I’m gone? That’s something I don’t know, Because I have not wanted to think, Of what will happen when I go.…… Continue reading When I’m gone.
Dads of Autism. Autism Dads. The unsung heros. The hidden saviours. Autism mums have it easier to some degree. There is more support out there for them, and lets face it, men are less likely to ask for it anyway. Men are less likely to admit their feelings, therefore less likely to admit they need…… Continue reading Our Autism Dad. Our superhero.