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Communication without spoken language.

Z's words are getting there, I couldn't say how many words he knows because that's loads. I couldn't say how many words he'll use to communicate because these vary with different people. He'll do things for me that he won't do for anyone else, yet There's things he'll...

15 years gone by.

15 years ago I remember like it was yesterday, eating doughnuts and drinking coffee in Clavier waiting on our children to come back from ski school.  The one day I left my phones behind, the one day there was no post to take back to the hotel to collect my phone even...

No awareness of danger.

Tonight I learnt that Z at six still has no awareness of danger. None at all.  Leaving McDonald’s he has an meltdown of epic proportions. He was out of his seat, he was on the parcel shelf, he was attempting to get into the front of the car.  I stopped when it was...

Four years ago

Four years ago when I first started my blog, I can look back and see how far we've come. One of my first posts was about what school we were putting Z in. That was was a headache in itself. Of course we choose sen school and know we made the right decision, I've never...

Day at Porthcawl in half term.

It's not often in February half term you have beach weather, but to be fair we've been on the beach in the cold before. With our trusted sidekicks J and E we meet up with T and gang and head to Trecco bay for the day. First stop the beach, wellies and a jacket, when Z...

Longleat Safari Park

Half term is over. We made it, we survived! Day one officially, our fourth day of being at home as we had inset day on the Friday we headed off to longleat with Nan, B and B and our adoptive nan A! Taking one child with autism to a new place can be hard work, take two...

Speech and language therapy resumes!

Autism, when a child gets diagnosed that's it, therapy stops, why? Is it because they think a child with autism isn't worthy of the time? Money? Or that there's no point? Before his diagnosis he was getting speech therapy, ok two six week block sessions! He had food...

Thank you for giving him a little nudge, Jellybean !

I've said before I love Z's school, we're lucky he's not had a bad teacher yet! I read so many posts about how school doesn't work kids don't like it etc, but we don't have a problem, Z loves going and always goes home smelling of perfume ! This year so far his...

Made today day with a difference

7 years ago Z was made, every year since he was born we've celebrated made today Day. I wrote about the whole day here if you wanted to read about that chapter of our life before Z! 10th Feb, it's always an emotional day, how far we went to get our little miracle. How...

Autism isn’t labelling my child for free things.

Tonight I was at soft play. It was meant to be a Sen session, but because it was quiet it was opened to the public. A group of parents with screaming loud children may I add, these parents were discussing disabilities. It kind of went like this. Parent 1 "All these...

Forwards, backwards and guilt.

When he’s been so good going to the toilet you feel that you may have got the toilet training, then there's a few accidents in his pants. Tonight he came downstairs saying poo poo, I replied with aww not in your pants again, but no he wanted to go onto the toilet. Yes...

Green Day’s American Idiot the Musical

Was lucky to be invited * to see this at New Theatre Cardiff last night. I've been a Green Day fan since my college days and was looking forward to this for just under a year and it didn't disappoint. American idiot was released in 2004, and was inspired by American...

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