New school. Transition Day.

Today was my girls transition day at her new secondary school. A taster day of the years to come. I was going to write about how she coped. I was going to talk about the anxiety leading up to this day. I was going to tell you how happy, but completely exhausted, she was when…… Continue reading New school. Transition Day.

The NHS.

We moan about it everyday, “There’s too much waiting,” we all say, “Where’s my appointment? I’ve been missed” “I don’t want to be placed on another list,” “There are not enough doctors in this place,” “They’ve given priority to another case,” “A box of tablets, is that all you can do?” “Suppose I’ll have to…… Continue reading The NHS.

Inclusion, disabilty, Autism and beaches.

Dear Par Beach, There are lots of little joys in life that we take for granted. Things we do each day without even thinking about it. Things that some people are physically unable to do. Take going to the beach for example; Walking barefoot over warm, silky sand. Following the tide as it ebbs and…… Continue reading Inclusion, disabilty, Autism and beaches.

The long nights.

The nights your child wakes before you have got to bed. That sinking feeling when you know you will be sat up all night. Sat there fighting sleep, needing sleep, watching your child full of energy. Knowing that you need to be awake and alert to watch their every move. Whispering to your child to…… Continue reading The long nights.

Autism….a poem.

It must be Autism; When they are running around flapping, And you hear incessant foot tapping, When the behaviour looks out of place, And the look of disgust on everyones face. It must be Autism; When people never listen, When your head hurts because you’re so tired, And at 2am your child is still wired,…… Continue reading Autism….a poem.

Autism and the heatwave.

Many people with Autism have difficulties processing sensory information. They have difficulties processing the information correctly. The information gets lost, or diverted the wrong way, causing problems with sensitivity. It can change, and fluctuate, between being over sensitive, under sensitive, or both at the same time. When a person struggles to process sensory information, they…… Continue reading Autism and the heatwave.

Sshh! It’s ok.

Sssssshhhhhh….. ….I don’t want to jinx things but… ….all is calm on the Our Autism front. (And has been for a week!) The thing is with Autism is that it is so unpredictable. The other thing is that it is unpredictably predictable as after the calm there is always a storm, but we never know…… Continue reading Sshh! It’s ok.