​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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Christmas 2016; A sensory delight.

Preparation is the key, right? For most what does this mean? Buying presents early, getting the food shop done before the 24th and making sure you have enough wrapping paper so there are no last ditch attempts at midnight Christmas eve? Preparations in our house were a bit different. They involved priming The Monster about …

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Bemused, Baffled and utterly Bonkers! 

We all have our quirks don't we? whether we're on the spectrum or not. We all do something that to others looks or sounds absolutely bonkers. For example, I have a completely irrational fear or electric (ironic given I'm from a family of Cable Jointers AKA absolute nutters who work with high voltage live electricity!) …

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Reception class applications, EHCP’s and rocking horse shit! 

We're currently stuck between a rock and a hard place. The Monsters ASD diagnosis happened in November. We are led to believe he will be granted an EHCP for school. For anyone that has been through this process or is about to embark upon, this takes 20 weeks from the date the initial paperwork lands …

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Welcome to our world…

Way back when my cheeky little boy was only one,  before his tiny feet had even took their first steps his then childminder raised concerns about his social awareness and his communication skills.  Never had the words “He’s hard work” been such a relief. I thought all children were this challenging, afterall I have nothing …

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