Mental Health Awareness.

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 Mental Health Awareness.

10 years!

It is Mr and Mrs ‘Our Autisms’ wedding anniversary today. We have been married for 10 years. …..and so much has happened in those 10 years! It has not been easy. I love my husband with 100% of my heart, but sometimes the stress, strain and sleep deprivation that comes with having a child with…… Continue reading 10 years!

The reality….

What is the reality of life with Autism? What would I say if someone asked me that? The reality is hard to talk about. Hard because truth hurts. The truth is that it is hard. Hard to look after your own child? Harder to admit that it is difficult. The sleepless nights, the meltdowns, the…… Continue reading The reality….

Is it really OK to not be OK?

It is OK to not be OK. I know this…. ….but it isn’t OK…..not really. I am a parent, a carer, I have to be OK. I am a special needs Mum, I have to be OK. I have to be strong, I have to always be OK. I am not OK. I can’t ever…… Continue reading Is it really OK to not be OK?

Autism is not an illness.

Autism is not an illness, it is a condition, Its’ not the name of my daughter, It is a list of symptoms from a book, Not something that defines her. She is just a child growing up, In a world that doesn’t understand, That there is no cure, its’ not made up, Ignorance goes hand…… Continue reading Autism is not an illness.

World Down Syndrome Day.

Along our special needs journey we have met lots of new friends. Lots of amazing children all growing up with different diagnoses. All following different paths. We have learnt a great deal about so many challenges faced by children and carers. We have learnt that awareness is needed, not only for Autism, but for the…… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day.

Sinking the Autism Titanic?

What if those who are supposed to be close to you, aren’t? If those who were supposed to understand, don’t? Didn’t want to? Sitting on my Autism Titanic I see little boats trundle by. They wave at me, because they have to. That’s the way it works; all boats wave to each other. A big…… Continue reading Sinking the Autism Titanic?