One term remaining.

One term remaining.

In two days the Easter Holidays are over. We have one term of school left, one term that’s it. Four weeks and a week off then the last seven weeks. Eleven weeks and that’s this school year over. To think I was worried about Z, this year he’s made so...
Autism and emotions.

Autism and emotions.

As much as the changes the last week has effected Z, these have been mentioned on Facebook and me making some sort of humour out of it it’s kind of gone like this. Last week Z was quiet at home not quiet himself. Thursday I learned his teacher was off sick. That...
Fights and struggles.

Fights and struggles.

When I hear or read other stories about families either at start of their autism journey or even many years in one thing always sticks out. Fights and struggles. Fighting for your child’s rights, wants and needs. Struggling for people to accept autism, or if...
A – Z of autism 2019

A – Z of autism 2019

It’s that time again, my A-Z of autism for autism awareness week. Each year I’ve done this I never look back to see what’s the same or not until after I’ve written them. 2016 2017 2018 And now 2019 A – Admire. I admire the sheer...
Communication without spoken language.

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...
No awareness of danger.

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...

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