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...
Four years ago

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,...
Speech and language therapy resumes!

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...

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