I get nervous leaving my autistic child at nursery and then this made my day…

​I always wonder how The Monster gets on at nursery as we are so reliant on staff to tell us what he's been up to.  There are occasional, definite perks to him being non-verbal. For example it doesn't matter if you drop something heavy on your toe and shout "Oh Shit", or you can let …

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I wish I was a mind reader…

Part of our daily ritual, an absolute must is that the monster has to go on the tablet the minute he gets downstairs in the morning. I allow this until breakfast is done. It allows me to do important things like catch up on emails, the news and of course check out what's happened in …

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A trip to the park on a sunny Autumn day. Idyllic it is not!

Taking Daddy to the park to show him how I try to make friends (by shoving people and invading their personal space obvs 😳)and what a daredevil I am at running in front of the swings...I did that twice just to increase his and mummy's heart rate a couple of times. Plus mummy can't run …

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Five things not to say or do to the parent of an autistic toddler!

1. He doesn't look disabled / autistic? REALLY!? Well you don't look stupid but here we are in 2016 with me having to explain that not all disabilities are visible from merely looking at someone. Even someone with one arm and one leg no longer has to look disabled thanks to prosthetics. I am grateful …

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