Our little dog.

Our little puppy has changed our lives. I had heard stories about how dogs can help children with Autism. I was tempted but never brave enough to have one. My girl has that type of Autism that no one likes to talk about. The violent type. I didn’t want to get a puppy and then…… Continue reading Our little dog.

Day of happiness.

Today is International day of happiness. But how do we define happiness in Autism? Lets start by saying my girl has not succeeded in being entirely happy today! She has been very grumpy and anxious….. ……(school!!) So….happiness. A word we associate with smiles, laughing and feeling loved. People on the Autistic Spectrum have trouble labelling,…… Continue reading Day of happiness.

Autism, siblings, and a little pup.

Having a child with Autism can be hard. Hard to get people to understand. Hard to get people to accept. Having a child with Autism and a neurotypical “normal” child can make things harder. Harder to get people to understand. Harder to get people to accept. Harder because the effects on the sibling are enormous.…… Continue reading Autism, siblings, and a little pup.

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.

Our little friend.

❤ I hold her close, Up to my nose, Breath her in, Feel her warmth on my skin, Hug her tight, Kiss her goodnight. ❤ Getting a puppy was one of the best things we have ever done for my girl. Little Domino has brought out a side of her that we have never seen.…… Continue reading Our little friend.

The puppy.

It has gone past being a co-incidence now, and the novelty is certainly not wearing off. It has been 4 weeks since Domino has come home and we have seen so many improvements in my girl! The puppy is not a miracle cure and is never going to take the Autism away, but she is…… Continue reading The puppy.

Don’t be afraid to be you.

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.