Autism then Vs Autism now

I don't know why but today I keep thinking about how our journey began and how my knowledge of autism has changed over time. I remember vividly picking up my little boy from his childminders, he would've been around 17 months old at the time . I was at the doorstep collecting him and he …

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Autism-proofing – The quirky way!

Sometimes when things break in our home they do so in a way that makes our home safer for our autistic son. Now I'm not suggesting y'all go around breaking things to autism-proof your home but sometimes there is a silver lining when things go kaput! There are several examples that spring to mind in …

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10 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT BABY/ CHILD PROOFING FOR AN ASD CHILD.

I'm taking part in the SEND 30 Day Challenge.  Today, day 2 is titled 10 things you don't know about.  I'm going to focus this on monster-proofing. You may know this better as Baby-proofing / child safety. The two are similar but NOT the same, as other parents with ASD (and other) diagnosis' may also understand! Please note …

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This is Our Normal

Do you ever wonder what other people’s normal looks like? How their life differs to yours? Something you consider to be so ordinary but to others it really isn’t? For example, it wasn’t until I went to uni that I found out mash potato on a Sunday Roast was considered weird  (at least in that …

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Five reasons my son’s Autism diagnosis has made me a better person. ..

I firmly believe my sons diagnosis has made me a better, kinder person. Here's 5 reasons why: Autism has made me realise that kids you think are being naughty might not be. Those kids lying on the floor in the supermarket screaming, or being out of control in a restaurant may not just be being …

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​My Love / Hate relationship with our NHS

A couple of things have happened this week which has made me reflect on my experience with our NHS. It's left me thinking, love it or loathe it?  As some of you know, it took around two years to get The Monster's autism diagnosis - that's pretty good, and we are considered lucky to get a diagnosis …

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